- 09/30/15Getting started
If You're Thinking of Getting a Pedalboard - Part 1 - Whether you're buying or building a pedalboard, here's what you need to know
Whether you’re upgrading to a new pedalboard, switching over from an all-in-one digital unit, or getting your first pedalboard, there are endless options. The aim here is to give you the info you need to buy or build a pedalboard that will work for your situation.
- 09/29/15Getting started
Metering and Correction Software - The Loudness War - Part 11
In this, the penultimate installment in our series discussing the consequences of volume on music, sound and human ears, we look at tools for measuring loudness.
- 09/28/15Getting started
The Best Noise Gate Plug-Ins - A guide to mixing music - Part 51
There is plenty more to say about the possible uses of a noise gate, especially from a creative point of view. However, that would divert us from the subject at hand. Besides, by now, I hope you have all started to realize the potential of this type of processing and, as a consequence, your imagination can do the rest. So, as a sort of conclusio...
- 09/24/15Getting started
Ducking with a Noise Gate - A guide to mixing music - Part 50
This week we'll take a look at yet another technique specific to noise gates, namely ducking. Personally, it's not my cup of tea, but when you don't have the time for other solutions, it can really save your day — as long as you approach it with caution.
- 09/23/15Getting started
Introduction to Degrees - Harmony Basics - Part 5
This is one of those situations no composer can escape...and the reason for being of this series.
[Video] Inside the Gibson Guitar Factory - Audiofanzine visits the factory where Les Pauls are built
Take a tour through the Gibson guitar factory in Nashville, TN, and watch as Les Pauls, SGs and more are constructed.
- 09/21/15Getting started
Studio on a Budget - How to put together a quality recording setup for under $500
While it may be as tough as ever to earn money with music, the bright side remains that it’s become much easier to build a recording studio based mostly around your computer — without spending a fortune. With an outlay of less than $500 (not including the computer, of course), you can set yourself up with a very capable studio.
- 09/20/15Getting started
How to Build Chords - Harmony Basics - Part 4
In the previous articles we talked about major and minor chords, how scales are formed and how you can tell the key of a song from its key signature.
- 09/17/15Getting started
Enhancing Percussive Elements with a Noise Gate - A guide to mixing music - Part 49
Today we'll see how to create a percussive instrument from scratch using an acoustic take.
[Video] Get Started with Pro Tools Editing - Learn the Pro Tools edit modes and tools in this tutorial video
When you're editing in Pro Tools, whether it's Pro Tools 12 or an older version, you won't get far if you don't understand how the edit modes and the main editing tools work. In this video we'll explain them to you.