- 09/15/15Getting started
Demystifying Synth Programming – Part 2 - How oscillators, LFOs and filters affect your sound
In our last episode, we talked about the differences between parameters and parameter values and between acoustic and electronic parameters. We also discussed envelope generators and the relationship between harmonics and timbre. Now let’s look at the most essential parameters for oscillators, filters, and LFOs.
- 09/13/15Getting started
How To Tell the Key of a Song - Harmony Basics - Part 3
As we saw previously, the construction of any given scale requires that you respect certain intervals between the notes. To achieve that, and depending on the tonic and whether it's a major or minor scale, you will need to use some sharp or flat notes ─ alterations defined at the beginning of the score, next to the key.
[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.
- 08/31/15Getting started
New Standards - The Loudness War - Part 10
In this installment, we'll discuss the consequences of volume on music, sound and human ears.
- 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.
- 08/27/15Getting started
Demystifying Synth Programming - Part 1 - Understanding synth parameters is key for creating your own sounds
Imagine if you could break free from the limitations of synthesizer presets and create your own custom sounds to fit your music. The first step toward that goal is to understand the standard synth parameters that you see on most instruments. Once you do, a whole new world of sonic control and creativity will open up for you.
- 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.
- 08/23/15Getting started
Major and Minor Modes - Harmony Basics - Part 2
Today we'll dive into the heart of the matter and tackle the different modes, major and minor (natural, melodic and harmonic), as well as the relative scales.
Tracking and Mixing with Nolly - Periphery’s bassist/producer on recording drums, EQing, plug-ins and more
Adam “Nolly” Getgood is more than just the bass player in the progressive metal band Periphery. He's also a producer and engineer with an extremely intelligent approach to recording, and he played a major role in the production of the band’s two most recent albums.