- 10/23/16Hot news
The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 7
Invented by a great Belgian clarinet master around 1840, it is just as widely used in classical music as it is in pop or contemporary music. But it's definitely in jazz where it has gained more prominence, thanks to artists like Charlie Parker, Ornette Coleman, John Coltrane, and Cannonball Adderley. A wind instrument from the brass family, it o...
- 10/20/16Hot news
A guide to mixing music - Part 103
If you were to have the chance to look at the mix session of a commercial song you'd be more surprised by the sheer exuberance of automation lines than by the number of plug-ins used. However, most budding engineers have the unfortunate tendency to neglect this stage of the mixing process. Which is a real pity because, apart from being a preroga...
- 10/19/16Hot news
The best small brands for guitar effect pedals
The long-awaited poll regarding "small" guitar effect pedal brands is finally here! It's open season for anybody who likes controversy!
- 10/16/16Hot news
The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 6
This week we'll start with the first practical case: tracking a trombone.
- 10/13/16Hot news
The top MIDI interfaces for less than $100
Many modern audio interfaces don't offer MIDI connections anymore. And yet lots of us still have MIDI keyboards and/or controllers we don't want to let go of. Fortunately, there are some inexpensive MIDI interfaces that allow you to give a second life to your beloved gear. With this in mind we asked our French readers to vote for their favorite ...
- 10/11/16Hot news
The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 5
You'll fix it in the mix... right? Wrong! That's why I'll try to make sure that this phrase never makes into your home studio.
- 10/10/16Hot news
The top products featured at the 141st AES Convention
The recent 141st AES Convention really stood up to the expectations in terms of new products. Here's a small selection of some of the things we thought were most interesting.
- 10/05/16Hot news
The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 4
This week we'll take a moment to discuss the delicate issue of levels during tracking.
- 10/03/16Hot news
Dynaudio LYD 7 Review
We are the first to brawl about the lack of innovation among speaker manufacturers. Dynaudio is one of those brands with an undeniable know-how, but whose road map only seems to lead into a desert where you can find a rock or a cactus from time to time...definitely not the best place to be for a thirsty home-studio owner. So it came as a surpris...
- 09/30/16Hot news
Harmony Basics - Part 23
If you want to start making up melodies and bass lines from chord inversions, as I promised in the last article, we must first address the thorny issue of consonance and its evil twin, dissonance... which, by the way, is crucial to harmony!