Music Software feature articles
A Review of Toontrack's Classic Amps EZmix Pack - Classic Amps the EZ Way
Toontrack recently released a new collection of amp models with effects called the Classic Amps EZmix Pack, which can be opened as presets in the company's EZmix 2 software. How do these emulations stand up in the competitive amp-modeling category?
Long-Distance Collaboration - Work Together Remotely via DAW File Sharing
Sharing tracks over the Internet makes it possible for musicians to work together remotely, whether they're around the corner from each other or around the world.
Comparing Two Approaches to Drum-Track Creation - MIDI Drums vs. Audio Drum Loops
If you’re not a drummer, but you need drum tracks for your productions — and assuming you don’t have the budget and facilities to hire and record a real drummer — you’re going to need to use either MIDI drums or audio drum loops to create your drum parts. Having used both extensively, I thought it would be helpful to present some of the pros and c…
We Look at the Foremost Notation Programs - The Top Notation Software
While it's true that staff paper sheets and notebooks haven't disappeared yet, we must also admit that computers have made the task of composers and songwriters simpler by giving them the possibility to easily edit their scores and play them in real time. Plus, they allow them to save thousands of pages in ever more compact media. We asked the Aud…
How To Get a Punchy Drum Sound - PureMix Video On Mixing Drums
In this new PureMix video, sound engineer Ben Lindell shows you how to use your audio processing plug-ins to mix drums giving them more substance and presence.
Audio Editors: Readers' Choice - The Top Audio Editors
Be it to master a song, do some sound design, manipulate audio files or edit samples, the audio editor is a very precious tool in your creative arsenal. We chose nine paid audio editors from which you selected five. And here they are!
What Is A Plug-In? - How To Install And Use An Audio Plug-In
On Audiofanzine everyone talks about plug-ins all day long. Most of you know exactly what that's all about and know how to install a plug-in. However, there was a time when we were all just starting out, and an article like this would've been very helpful. So, to all computer music beginners: we hope these lines will spare you a few sleepless nigh…
What is Comping? - How To Get The Perfect Take
Comping is an audio editing technique that consists in putting together different takes of the same instrument in order to get the "perfect recording" without the trick being audible.
The Best Audio Tools to Change Your Life - The Top Software Tools to Simplify Mixing
Here's a list of plug-ins, software and hardware tools that will simplify the life of the home studio owner.
The Best Virtual Electric Bass Guitars - The Top Electric Bass Guitar Software
Together with pianos and drums, bass guitars ought to be counted among the instruments whose virtual versions can be considered credible today. Here's a selection of the best exponents in the genre.