Computer Music articles
The Prerequisites for a Relaxed Mixing Session - A guide to mixing music - Part 3
The simple act of clearing certain technical and practical tasks in the earliest stages of the production of a song can have miraculous effects, not only in terms of efficiency, but also from a creative point of view. In fact, it will limit "procedural distractions" that could eventually pull the rug out from under you at the height of your insp...
Video: Komplete Kontrol S Series Keyboards - A Demo of Native Instruments' Innovative New MIDI Controllers
We recently visited Native Instruments' Los Angeles office, an impressive place where you can see the famous “Hollywood” sign when you look out the window. Though the view was dramatic, we were more focused on the demo we got of the new Komplete Kontrol S Series keyboards.
A Visit to Apogee's HQ in Los Angeles - A Video Demo of the New Apogee Thunderbolt Ensemble
Apogee just released the newly redesigned Ensemble audio interface for Mac, a 30x34 unit featuring Thunderbolt 2 connectivity. We visited Apogee HQ in Los Angeles on the day it was released to video the new interface.
Mixing with Myself…or Not! - A Guide To Mixing Music - Part 2
We'll devote this second installment of our mixing article series to a bit of advice that is worth its weight in gold: Whenever possible, let someone else mix your songs and/or recordings
Mixing With Myself - A Guide To Mixing Music - Part 1
Given the good response our "Mastering at Home" series received, yours truly has put himself to the task of doing a similar guide dedicated to recording and mixing.
A Unique Tool for Cleaning Up Audio Glitches - A noise-removal tutorial with the Spectral Repair Module in iZotope RX
There’s no such thing as magic, but after using some of today’s amazingly powerful DSP software, it sometimes seems like there is. One product that definitely has the magic touch is iZotope RX, an audio restoration suite that just came out with its fourth major revision, RX 4, which introduces some cool new features. In this article, though, we’...
A Versatile Audio Interface for iOS and Mac/PC - Review of the PreSonus AudioBox iTwo
More and more audio interfaces are hitting the market that are capable of connecting directly to an iOS device or a computer. PreSonus recently released two such units, the AudioBox iTwo and AudioBox iOne. We’ll focus here on the iTwo, a 2x2 interface sporting two mic preamps.
iOS Onstage - An iPhone, iPod touch, and Especially an iPad, Can Greatly Improve Your Live Setup
With the right apps and accessories, an iPhone, an iPod touch and especially an iPad can be a real boon to your live performance setup. Your iDevice can function as a sound source, effects processor, as a controller for hardware, and more. Let’s peruse the possibilities.
Home Mastering: the Complete 22-Episode Season! - The Ultimate Guide to Mastering Music in a Home Studio
After more than 20 weeks, the time has finally come for the last installment in our series dedicated to mastering at home. Today we won't be making any miraculous revelations. Instead, we'll give you one final piece of advice, "for the road."
Getting Down to "Bassics" - Create Authentic Sounding MIDI Bass Guitar Parts
If you're a recording musician who doesn't play bass, creating realistic MIDI bass guitar parts can be a challenge. The tips and techniques offered in this article will help you put together authentic sounding tracks.