Audio & music gear articles
- 04/12/16Getting started
Unreal Soundscapes - A guide to mixing music - Part 82
Last time, we saw how to recreate a realistic sound space with the three last buses of the setup I suggested to use when working with reverb. This week we'll address the concept of depth in a sound space, regardless of whether the latter is realistic or not.
Top 10 from Musikmesse - We choose our favorite new products from Musikmesse 2016
Musikmesse, the massive music trade show that takes place every year around this time in Frankfurt, Germany is the place for numerous new product introductions. The Audiofanzine crew was on the ground in Frankfurt, scoping out products and shooting and posting videos. Here is our list of the top 10 new products from Musikmesse. Interestingly, th...
Spin Doctor - Review of the Electro-Harmonix Lester G Deluxe Rotary Speaker pedal
One of the new pedals Electro-Harmonix debuted the 2016 NAMM show was a Leslie-speaker simulator called Lester G. Not only does it offer rotating speaker sounds, but also an overdrive circuit and a compressor.
- 04/03/16Getting started
How to Adjust Depth with Reverb - A guide to mixing music - Part 81
In this new episode, I'll show you how to recreate a realistic sound space with the last three buses of the reverb setup we've been using in the last couple of weeks.
5 Multi-Effects Plug-Ins You Might Have Missed - Multiply your creative processing with these multi-effects plug-ins
You could collect individual plug-ins that deliver the kinds of effects you use most; that’s one approach, and a popular one. Another is to use a single plug-in that offers lots of effects for sound design, recording tracks and mixing them down. Personally, I enjoy discovering new timbres purely for the fun of it, and multi-effects processors co...
- 03/27/16Getting started
Glue It Down with Reverb - A guide to mixing music - Part 80
Today I'll focus on the sixth bus of my personal reverb mixing setup. As I told you before, this bus is aimed at producing the so-called "glue" effect. In other words, the more or less signal you send from each of the tracks towards this bus, the more coherent the overall mix should sound.
- 03/23/16Getting started
The Ears Have It! (part 3) - Frequency and sound issues with in-ear monitor systems
In the final installment of this three-part article, we’ll look at a few other key issues to consider when contemplating switching over to an in-ear monitor system.
A Big Bundle of Processing - A video review of Eventide Anthology X
The Eventide Anthology X bundle ($999 street) offers users a large collection of effects processing plug-ins. Although there's an emphasis on the harmonizer/delay type effects that Eventide is famous for, you also get EQs, channel strips, a reverb, phase alignment plug-ins, and more. Many of the processors are digital recreations of analog hardw...
- 03/19/16Getting started
Choosing Reverb Sounds - A guide to mixing music - Part 79
Today we'll follow up on the previous article by discussing the presets for five of the nine reverb buses of the template I proposed.
- 03/17/16Getting started
The Best DJ CD Decks for Around $500 - The top budget CD decks for DJs
Even if DJs are turning more and more towards immaterial formats nowadays, it's still useful to keep a good old CD player lying around, one that can play back normal Red Book CDs as well as those stacked with compressed files. There are different models for around $500. We asked the global Audiofanzine community which ones are their favorites, s...