- 06/30/14Getting started
Mastering at Home - Part 16 - How to Use the Spectrum Analyzer in Mastering Music
The time has come to explore the territory of analyzers of all sorts, which will prove to be very helpful within the context of mastering at home. This week we will deal with the spectrum analyzer, a very useful tool!
- 06/26/14Getting started
Scoring to Picture — Part 1 - What You Need to Know When Composing Music for Video
Writing music to fit with the visual elements in a video, the process known as "scoring to picture," requires additional skills beyond just being able to compose music. In this series we'll show you what those are, and give you the basic knowledge to be able to do your own scoring projects.
- 06/26/14Getting started
Mastering at Home - Part 15 - Tips for Using Headphones While Mastering Music
Now that we have covered the entire mastering chain, let's move on to different tools that are useful in the context of DIY — like headphones.
Power Tips for the Pro Tools Novice — Part 2 - Tips on How to Efficiently Use Pro Tools
In part 1 of this article, we looked at preference settings and key commands. Here in part 2, the focus will be on the Smart Tool, some important timeline options, and how to create customized session templates.
- 06/24/14Getting started
Power Tips for the Pro Tools Novice – Part 1 - Learn How to Produce Music Faster and More Efficiently with Pro Tools
Avid Pro Tools features industry standard audio recording, editing, and mixing, along with a reasonably well-featured MIDI section. But with an application this powerful, getting up to speed can take time. In this two-part story, we'll present a selection of tips and tricks to help you work more quickly and efficiently in Pro Tools.
- 06/23/14Getting started
DIY Sound Effects - Create Cool Sound Effects With Special Techniques
If you produce podcasts or videos, adding sound effects can provide a whole new dimension to your production. While sound libraries and online EFX sites are convenient for finding effects, consider creating some of the effects yourself. If done well, it can add an original touch to the audio. Here’s a look at some basic ideas for creating your o...
- 06/22/14Getting started
Soldering Basics for Guitar Players - Part 1 - Soldering Equipment for Beginners
The use of a soldering iron is indispensable if you need to change the pickups, a jack or any other component of your guitar. While changing a string is no secret for most of us, it's a whole different story when it comes to fiddling with the electronics. That's why we'll address the best practices for correct and reliable soldering in this seri...
- 06/20/14Getting started
Mastering at Home - Part 14 - Best ways to Use Dithering When Mastering Music
In this 14th episode, we will deal with a mysterious stage in the mastering chain: Dithering
L.A. Renaissance Man - Carmen Rizzo on the Post-Apocalyptic Music Business, Film Scoring, iPad Music and More
Talk about multi-talented: L.A.-based Carmen Rizzo is a two-time Grammy-nominated producer/artist/electronic musician and composer whose credits include Seal, Coldplay, Paul Oakenfold and Ryuichi Sakamato, among many others. He's released 6 solo albums; writes scores for films, video games and TV; has produced numerous artists; and is also the U...
An Overdrive Pedal with a New Look and Feel - Review of the Boss OD-1X OverDrive
The Boss OD-1X OverDrive was one of two new stompboxes the company announced at NAMM 2014 (the DS-1X Distortion was the other). It features the company’s recently developed Multi-Dimensional Processing (MDP) technology and promises a superior playing experience to analog pedals. Does it deliver?