We don’t often blog about useful apps, but this one comes from the Genelec stable, and for anyone who has taken heed of our very own Professor Tom’s advice to acoustic treatment and speaker positioning in the studio, it’s a blessing…….
Speaker Angle is a simple way to adjust the angle [...]Continue Reading →
Just a brief word or two about these splendid kits that come as part of the Komplete 8 Ultimate package.
There are now 4 Abbey Road kits, each recorded as the name suggests, in the famous abbey Road studios down in London. It goes without saying that the kits [...]Continue Reading →
CUBASE 7: I’m very excited.
So, it’s here!!
Forget Christmas, it’s the release of Steinberg’s Cubase 7, and I for one can’t wait.
What’s so exciting?
Well pretty much everything…..
Starting with the overhaul of the mixing page (which can incidentally now be full screen), with its extremely [...]Continue Reading →
Compressors: What does What?
Many people use compressors in their music, and can usually describe to you what the compressor is doing to their track, (If they can’t do that, it’s probably not the most listenable stuff in the world….), however, many people just stick on a preset, and dont bother [...]Continue Reading →
Everyone loves something for nothing and it has to be said the are some astounding free or donationware plug in’s and even sequencers out there.
This morning I stumbled across Synthgeeks “A free Windows based software studio” guide over on KVR and thought we should bring it to the attention of our readers, as the’s [...]Continue Reading →
WHY SHOULD I BOTHER WITH A VOCAL FILTER?
The main reason for having a vocal filter, is to try and record a ‘dry’ signal.
If your studio doesn’t have the best acoustic treatments it could have, you may find one of these filters invaluable. They are basically a curved composite wall, [...]
One of the commonest instruments used in popular music, the Acoustic guitar can also be one of the most difficult to record for a home or budget studio.
In this piece we look at some simple rules and concepts that should ensure you get the best recording possible.
The first [...]
The problem of recording Vocals for the smaller studio has been a constant source of difficulty over the years.
If you stop and think about it, the Human voice is the most emotive ‘instrument’ we have. From being born, we are used to the sound of a singing voice, and [...]
Nowadays, there are a plethora of ways to get drums into your music.
From regular samples and loops, through dedicated sample construction kits, not to mention the various incredible software packages that allow the manipulation of MIDI or REX based loops, you’d be forgiven for thinking that no-one really needs drummers anymore…..
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