Music Software articles
Peavey ReValver 4 Review - Guitar modeling and a new cabinet simulator highlight the latest release
When Peavey’s ReValver software was first released, it stood out from its competitors because it allowed users to get inside the virtual circuitry and tweak the components. Several iterations later, ReValver 4 introduces some stunning features that again separate it from the pack.
Black Friday 2014: All the Deals - All Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales
For this new Black Friday / Cyber Monday sale, Audiofanzine lists all the special deals available at audio gear manufacturers and sound library, audio plug-in and virtual instrument developers for making great music a lower prices.
Jack Joseph Puig Speaks His Mind - Candid comments from the renowned producer/engineer about gear, mixing and more
One of the best known and most successful producer/engineers in the business, Grammy-winner Jack Joseph Puig has worked with heavyweights like U2, Green Day, Stone Temple Pilots, John Mayer, Fergie, Eric Clapton, Queen Latifah and countless others. Puig wears many hats, including as an executive vice president at Geffen Records, and as Director ...
Should You Go Paperless Onstage? - The pros and cons of using an iPad to view charts and lyric sheets on the gig
If you’re one of those performing musicians who needs to bring charts and lyric sheets to the gig or rehearsal, you might want to consider getting rid of all that paper and your music stand, and conveniently viewing and storing all of those documents on an iPad or other tablet. Let’s look at the pros and cons.
Video: Altering Pitch with Melodyne Editor 2 - Change pitches in melodies and inside of chords with Melodyne Editor 2
Celemony Melodyne Editor 2 is a powerful plug-in and standalone editor that can do a great deal of impressive DSP, involving both pitch and time. In addition to corrective work, it can also be used creatively to change melodies, and, even more impressively, change pitches of individual notes inside a chord, allowing you to reharmonize recorded a...
More than Just Another Reverb - Review of Eventide UltraReverb
Eventide’s UltraReverb is an algorithmic reverb plug-in that offers impressive sound quality, sonic control and flexibility, making it a potent contender in the reverb plug-in wars. Not only does it feature reverb, but also a built-in compressor (mainly for compressing the reverb signal) and stereo delay line. As a result, it’s useful both for b...
Vernon Reid Talks Tech - The Living Colour guitarist on film scoring, DAWs, amp simulators and more
When you hear the name Vernon Reid, your first thought is probably of his work with Living Colour, featuring his speedy and inventive guitar playing. But Reid is also an accomplished composer, scoring for films and TV, and he enjoys talking about gear and technology. Audiofanzine recently had a chance to chat with Reid about those subjects and m...
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’...
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.
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.