Other computer music software articles

  • EarMaster ApS Earmaster 6 Review
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    EarMaster ApS Earmaster 6 Review - Ear to Ear

    09/22/16

    EarMaster Aps is a small Danish company founded in 1994 specialized in the development of a very particular software: EarMaster, whose goal is to train your musical ear and reading skills.

  • Video review of Audified MixChecker
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    Video review of Audified MixChecker - Check Please!

    05/31/16

    The MixChecker plug-in from Audified makes it possible to reference your mix on a wide range of simulated speaker types to see how it translates. How well does it work? Find out in this video review.

  • Klangfreund LUFS Meter Review
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    Klangfreund LUFS Meter Review - May the Volume Be With You

    01/11/16

    Let me introduce you to LUFS Meter, a downright clever plug-in that can make life easier to anyone taking the "Loudness War" seriously. And I hope there are many of you out there, considering the pains Audiofanzine goes to trying to make you aware of the issue...

  • A review of SampleMagic Magic AB Version 2
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    A review of SampleMagic Magic AB Version 2 - A/B-ing Just Got Easier

    12/10/15

    When the original Magic A/B came out a couple of years ago, I was pretty blown away by it, because it made the important process of A/B-ing a mix a lot easier. Now SampleMagic has rewritten the application from the ground up, and what was already an excellent plug-in has gotten significantly better.

  • Metering and Correction Software
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    Metering and Correction Software - The Loudness War - Part 11

    09/29/15

    In this, the penultimate installment in our series discussing the consequences of volume on music, sound and human ears, we look at tools for measuring loudness.

  • Sonarworks Headphone Calibration Review
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    Sonarworks Headphone Calibration Review - High Caliber

    06/17/15

    You all know what it's like to finish a mix that sounds amazing on your headphones and then try to show it to your grandma on her hi-fi system, only to discover that it sounds terrible. The mix is completely different: It lacks lows on the chorus but has too much on the verse, the vocals can't be heard. In short, it's awful. Granny is about to dis…

  • Improve Your Mix with A/B Referencing - Part 1
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    Improve Your Mix with A/B Referencing - Part 1 - Compare Your Mix to That of a Professional for Valuable Sonic Guidance

    08/12/14

    Referencing your mix against an existing recording via the process known as “A/B-ing,” is a great way to check the quality of your work and help you overcome inaccurate studio acoustics. Here in part 1 of this 2-part article, we’ll look at why referencing is so useful, and offer some setup options.

  • Capo 3 for Mac Review
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    Capo 3 for Mac Review - Shorten the Learning Curve

    05/05/14

    Capo 3 software for Mac ($29.99 via the App Store), from the awesomely named software developer, SuperMegaUltraGroovy, is marketed with the slogan “Reverse Engineering Rock and Roll,” and, indeed, it offers a broad selection of tools that are hugely helpful with learning songs, practicing parts, transposing, transcribing, creating tablature and mo…

  • Our favorite sequencers for music production
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    Our favorite sequencers for music production - What are the best DAWs?

    05/26/13

    The DAW is the heart of modern home studios. A sequencer isn't something you should buy carelessly because it impacts the way you work – the whole process, from the idea to its realization. Here is a brief introduction to the 18 best sequencers on the market, in no particular order of course.

  • Audiofile Engineering Quiztones Review
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    Audiofile Engineering Quiztones Review - Ear Training for Dummies

    08/01/12

    As engineers, we all have particular strengths and weaknesses. Some are musically gifted and play multiple instruments, while others naturally take to composition. However, what about the most basic of skills – our hearing?