Audio & music gear articles
- 02/07/15Getting started
Create Space and Depth with EQ - A guide to mixing music - Part 21
Contrary to popular belief, panning and ambience are not the only tools to use for adjusting the location of a track in the sound field of a mix. We are about to see that the sensations of space and depth can be addressed right from the EQing stage.
- 02/04/15Getting started
More Basic Synth Effects - Sound synthesis, sound design and audio processing - Part 14
In this article we'll take it from where we left off last week and continue exploring the main effects you can find on a synth.
- 02/01/15Getting started
And There Was Color - A guide to mixing music - Part 20
In this episode we'll discuss a pretty subjective application of EQing, namely, coloration.
It's Sittin' On the Dock While You Play - A review of the Alesis DM Dock drum interface
Following in the footsteps of its I/O Dock, which provided iPad musicians with a fully featured audio and MIDI interface with a docking slot, Alesis has released the DM Dock. Aimed at iPad drummers and percussionists, it’s an iOS and Mac/PC MIDI interface featuring 13 1/4” trigger inputs. It allows electronic drummers to access drum and percussi...
- 01/28/15Getting started
Synth Effects - Sound synthesis, sound design and audio processing - Part 13
The previous two installments delved into the magical world of MIDI, including its modes, messages, and parameters. Now, in this and the following articles we'll take a look at the effects types that are typically found on synths.
A New Level of Control - A review of Sound Radix Drum Leveler
If you use audio drum tracks in your productions, whether loops or multitrack recordings — you’re likely to have plenty of occasions where you wish you could adjust the levels of a particular drum or cymbal that’s mixed in with other kit elements. Drum Leveler by SoundRadix is a specially designed compressor/expander plug-in that lets you aim a...
- 01/26/15Getting started
Lifting the Mask - A guide to mixing music - Part 19
Today we'll deal with frequency masking ─ what is it actually, and how can we solve it?
Best of Winter NAMM 2015 - The hottest 20 products seen at the NAMM Show 2015
This Winter NAMM Show 2015 was, in our opinion, an excellent edition. Here are the Top 20 products that most caught our attention in Anaheim.
- 01/20/15Getting started
Understanding MIDI Modes and Messages - Sound synthesis, sound design and audio processing - Part 12
After having discovered the MIDI standard in our last installment, let's now have a more detailed look into it.
- 01/17/15Getting started
If it Ain't Broke, Don't Fix it - A guide to mixing music - Part 18
In this installment, we'll do a quick review on how to deal with the rest of the mid frequencies and the high end. Why a "quick" review? Well, because there are no systematic rules this time around and, especially, because we can make better use of these frequency bands in the second EQing stage, later on.