Audio & music gear articles
- 03/11/15Getting started
Sampling: Wavetables - Sound synthesis, sound design and audio processing - Part 18
In the previous article, we took a first look at sampling, from the point of view of Pulse Code Modulation (PCM). In this installment we'll study wavetables and sample banks.
- 03/10/15Getting started
Delay Tips and Tricks - 5 digital delay techniques that will spice up your mixes
Digital delay is one of the most versatile effects you can apply to your music. It can do everything from subtle doubling to crazy stereo ping-pong effects and a lot more. In this article we’ll show you five cool delay techniques that you can use to spice up your recordings.
- 03/08/15Getting started
Which Comes First? - A guide to mixing music - Part 25
Before we tackle the next major section of this series ─ dynamics ─ let's diverge briefly to take stock of where we are in the process, and cover an important issue involving effect-chain order.
- 03/05/15Getting started
11 Studio Errors to Avoid - Steer clear of these common studio mistakes
Learning by your mistakes is definitely an effective method, but it’s not a lot of fun. In this article, we’ll talk about some common mistakes that are made by home recordists and how to avoid them. There's no reason you have to learn these lessons the hard way...
- 03/03/15Getting started
Put Your Best Feature Forward - 10 cool and innovative features from 10 top DAWs
All DAWS are definitely not created equal. Yes they can all record and edit audio and MIDI, host effects and software instruments, and provide facilities for mixing. But beyond those bread-and-butter functions, most offer some specific features that either none of the others do, or that none of the others can do as well. Here we present a look a...
Second Wind - Eiosis AirEQ Premium Review
Eight years after the original, Eiosis presents a "Premium" edition of the AirEQ plug-in.
- 03/01/15Getting started
EQing Tools of the Trade - A guide to mixing music - Part 24
Now that we have analyzed EQing during mixdown, let's talk a bit about the tools capable of carrying out the task.
Should You Bolt to Thunderbolt? - Thunderbolt technology could supercharge your studio
If you’ve been paying attention to new product introductions over the last year or so, you’ve no doubt seen more and more Thunderbolt-based audio interfaces hitting the market. For many, moving up to Thunderbolt would mean upgrading to a new computer that supports it, so it’s no small decision. The aim of this article is to let you know about th...
- 02/25/15Getting started
Sample-Based Synthesis ─ Bit by Bit - Sound synthesis, sound design and audio processing - Part 17
Some people might think it's weird to see sampling considered as a type of synthesis. Indeed, throughout this series of articles, I've been telling you all the time about the creation of sounds "from nothing" and, all of a sudden, the playback of pre-existing sounds pops up out of nowhere!
- 02/22/15Getting started
A Matter of Perspective - A guide to mixing music - Part 23
In this week's installment, we'll continue our focus on EQing during mixdown, with some additional tips and advice.