Audio & music gear articles
[Video] Tap the Power of Melodyne Essential - How to fix pitch and timing with the most economical version of Melodyne
Melodyne Essential is the least expensive version of Celemony's acclaimed editing software, and though it doesn't have the same feature set of its big brother Melodyne Editor, it's nevertheless quite powerful if you need to correct pitch and adjust timing.
- 09/08/15Getting started
Improve Your Drum Tracks With a Noise Gate - A guide to mixing music - Part 48
This week I'll show you how to use a Noise Gate to significantly improve your drum tracks.
Keep the IDeas Rolling - Review of the Audient iD14 USB audio interface
A little over two years ago we reviewed the iD22, the first ever audio interface manufactured by Audient, an English brand well-known for its consoles and mic preamps. Considering the crossover to the digital world went fairly smoothly, these Brits have now decided to take another step in the same direction with a smaller and less pricey second ...
Worth the Wait - A review of Studio One 3 Professional
Studio One users have been awaiting a major upgrade for quite some time. Studio One 3 is the first such update since October of 2011, when Studio One 2 hit the market. PreSonus has added new instruments, new effects, new graphics, new ways to arrange songs, and quite a bit more, so lets see what version 3.01 has to offer.
A Gripping PolyTune - TC Electronic PolyTune Clip Review
You all know the PolyTune, right? The pedal that revolutionized the tuning world five years ago by providing a polyphonic mode that allows you to see the pitch of all strings at once? Well, after introducing a second and a Mini version, TC Electronic presents now a model that clips on to your instrument's headstock. That definitely sounds cool, ...
- 08/30/15Getting started
Getting Creative with a Noise Gate - A guide to mixing music - Part 47
Up to now we have only seen the more typical uses of a Noise Gate. Now we'll start looking into less obvious techniques that can make a gate much more interesting during mixdown.
- 08/24/15Getting started
Use a Gate to Kill the Spill - A guide to mixing music - Part 46
In the previous installment, we saw what bleed is, and the problems it can cause during mixdown. Today we'll look at how to remove or minimize this harmful phenomenon with a noise gate.
- 08/18/15Getting started
Don't Let it Bleed - A guide to mixing music - Part 45
Today we'll talk about the phenomenon of mic bleed, and how it can cause difficulties during a mix.
Recording Studio for Lease - Sonar 2015 Platinum Review
It's been more than a year and a half since Sonar X3 came out and, keeping up with the usual update schedule, the newest version was launched last January.
5 Free Vintage Synth Plug-Ins - Classic synth emulations that won't cost you a dime
You often hear that a $1,000 laptop today has the power of a billion dollars worth of computer equipment from 50 years ago. Likewise, the equivalent of thousands of dollars of vintage synthesizer gear often exists in the form of a low-cost or even freeware plug-in. To say it’s a beautiful time to be a computer musician would be an understatement.