Computer Music articles
- 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.
- 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.
- 02/17/15Getting started
Get Up to Speed with Apple Loops - A video lesson on using Apple Loops in Logic Pro X and GarageBand
Whether you're a Logic or GarageBand user, you can spice up your recordings with a huge range of instrument loops and sound effects via the Apple Loops that were included with your DAW. Here's a video tutorial to get you going right away.
- 02/15/15Getting started
Trust Your Ears - A guide to mixing music - Part 22
To close this chapter dedicated to EQing during mixdown, I'll give you some tips and tricks that ought to help you adopt better habits.
- 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.
- 02/01/15Getting 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...
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...