- 02/17/15Getting started
Get Up to Speed with Apple Loops - A video lesson on using Apple Loops in Logic Pro X and GarageBand
Whether you're a Logic or GarageBand user, you can spice up your recordings with a huge range of instrument loops and sound effects via the Apple Loops that were included with your DAW. Here's a video tutorial to get you going right away.
- 02/15/15Getting started
Trust Your Ears - A guide to mixing music - Part 22
To close this chapter dedicated to EQing during mixdown, I'll give you some tips and tricks that ought to help you adopt better habits.
- 02/12/15Getting started
Record Your Band on a Budget - A minimalist setup for tracking your group’s music
So you have a band and you’re sounding good, but you’re wondering if you have enough gear to start recording? Read on, as we’ll examine what your minimal equipment needs are to create a multitrack band recording in a home studio setting...
Little Bad Boy - Review of the Ploytec Pi L Squared Leukos Synth
The Ploytec Pi L Squared Leukos (PL2 Leukos) is a hardware synthesizer module that fits in the palm of your hand, and can plug into your computer and respond to your DAW. Its analog pulse wave oscillators and analog and digital filters can create some pretty impressive synth textures. All parameters are edited via MIDI control change messages or...
- 02/10/15Getting started
Subtractive Synthesis: Straight to the point - Sound synthesis, sound design and audio processing - Part 15
Dear friends, now that we've become acquainted with the main components used, it's about time we get familiar with the main forms of sound synthesis. Oh, yes, there are several!
- 02/07/15Getting started
Create Space and Depth with EQ - A guide to mixing music - Part 21
Contrary to popular belief, panning and ambience are not the only tools to use for adjusting the location of a track in the sound field of a mix. We are about to see that the sensations of space and depth can be addressed right from the EQing stage.
- 02/05/15Getting started
Recording Resonator Guitars - How to capture the sound of Dobros, Nationals and other resonator guitars
Resonator guitars are most often heard in blues, bluegrass, and country music, and offer a unique tone that can add real spice to a recording. In this article, I'll take a quick look at the history of these instruments, talk about the different types of resonator guitars, and discuss how to record them. I’ll also offer some sonic and video examples
- 02/04/15Getting started
More Basic Synth Effects - Sound synthesis, sound design and audio processing - Part 14
In this article we'll take it from where we left off last week and continue exploring the main effects you can find on a synth.
Joey Sturgis Has it Covered - A multitalented producer/engineer who masters all his projects and creates his own plug-ins
For bands on the alternative metal scene who have an album to record, Joey Sturgis is the closest thing to a one-stop shop. He’s a producer, songwriter, guitarist, as well as a tracking, mixing and mastering engineer. Sturgis has worked his magic on Asking Alexandria’s million-selling album "Stand Up and Scream," as well as for groups like We ...
- 02/01/15Getting started
And There Was Color - A guide to mixing music - Part 20
In this episode we'll discuss a pretty subjective application of EQing, namely, coloration.
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