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- 11/14/17Getting started
Harmonic suspension - Harmony Basics - Part 27
It's sometimes hard to believe the similarities between real-life events and music. You could say that when you are late or early in life, you are not in sync with your environment. Well it's similar in music: when something is delayed or comes early (as you will see in the next article), there's often dissonance. That's why you need to be well ...
- 11/12/17Getting started
Recording bass guitar - A matter of phase (Part 2) - The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 54
I guess some of you are a bit unhappy about how I closed the last installment. And you probably won't like me any better when you realize that the first paragraph still doesn't dive into the topic I put on hold last week... But what can I say, that's just the way I am.
- 11/06/17Getting started
Indirect resolutions - Harmony Basics - Part 26
In the previous article you saw how a resolution can be regular or... irregular. And it's precisely the latter that we will start exploring today. By doing this you will be able to observe, once again, how everything is linked to each other in the world of music harmony. Because we will touch upon some notions we've seen before, like cadence and...
- 11/05/17Getting started
Recording bass guitar - A matter of phase (Part 1) - The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 53
Up to now, we've recorded a bass line in two different ways: directly from the instrument and via one or several mics placed in front of a bass amp. As you were able to hear, each of these methods has its own character, both from a spectral and dynamics point of view. And with that alone you ought to have plenty to do.
- 11/02/17Getting started
DAWs most used by the community in 2017 - Top digital sequencers of 2017
Audio sequencers never stop evolving. Household names strive to introduce new features without losing their essence while, on the other hand, you have new players who want to join the race betting strongly on innovation. With this in mind, we set out to discover the preferences of the French Audiofanzine community in terms of DAWs. And we though...
- 10/30/17Getting started
Forced motions and resolutions - Harmony Basics - Part 25
In the previous article you saw how the different voices of a chord evolved to get to another chord, following a very specific voice leading procedure, which is called a "forced" motion. And that's what we will see in detail today.
- 10/30/17Getting started
Recording a bass amp - The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 52
In the previous article, you saw how to direct record an electric bass. Although such recordings can be pretty good, they have a major drawback: lack of body. This can be a real problem when the production you are working on requires a fat foundation. So, if you wish to perk up your groove again, you need to use a more conventional way of record...
- 10/24/17Getting started
Summary of the main chapters - Guide to Mixing - Summary
Have you just finished recording and editing the tracks of your masterpieces? That's great news! But you still have quite some work left to do before your songs are ready to be listened by other human beings. Now that you've got all the ingredients of your song, the time has come to move into the kitchen and start cooking things up.
- 10/20/17Getting started
Context and first resolution - Harmony Basics - Part 24
In the last article, we saw consonances and dissonances according to our Western point of view, as well as the alternation that governs their use. In the present article you will see how to lead these dissonances towards consonances, respecting the alternation in question.
- 10/18/17Getting started
Direct recording a bass guitar - The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 51
After two articles dealing with the pre-requisites for any bass recording worthy of the name, today we will dive into the heart of the matter with the direct recording of a bass guitar.