Category Archives: production

Link: Propellerheads Set To Enter Digital Audio Workstation Market |

Future Music is reporting that Propellerheads is going to unveil their new digital audio workstation soon.

This will not be an update to Reason, which will retain its own product category, but will be a new standalone product that will have full-on audio recording capabilities.

I’m interested, but do we really need another DAW? I’m still hoping/wishing [...]

20 Seconds: Twitter For Audio

To try to get the creative juices flowing I’ve started a new Tumblr blog. I call it 20 Seconds.

The goal is this: every day post at least 20 seconds of audio. It doesn’t have to be great. It just needs to be about 20 seconds long. 20 seconds is arbitrary, but I think is long [...]

Mixing for MP3 Is Stupid

In my opinion.

Once in a while I’ll read something about mixing engineers and how they create different mixes for CDs and digital music services. The arguments are that encodes don’t recreate certain frequencies well, like anything below 100hz. So because of that they may suggest boosting the low-end on anything that will be used for [...]

Audio Damage Not Amused

Related to the post “Yes – it does make you a bad person”, Audio Damage celebrates their 5th anniversary.

We’ve thrown a few elbows in the industry, made a lot of friends, bought a bunch of ads, faced some fairly intense competition, bitched and moaned about inconsequential shit, and dealt with shit that isn’t inconsequential at [...]

Making a “Favorites” Folder In Logic Pro 8

Once in a while I write Logic tutorials on this site. Lately I’ve been thinking of doing some videos. This video takes a look at how to quickly create a Favorites folder for setting aside your favorite Audio Instrument presets. Reason has a great way to do this – you just drag and drop to [...]

T-Pain v. His Vocoder

I never thought this was a vocoder, just autotune.

See more T-Pain videos at Funny or Die

Screenshot: Logic Pro 8 Graphic Glitch

Sometimes, when opening up the loops or library sidebar window thingy, Logic Pro 8 doesn’t draw the arrange area correctly.

Link: Recreating Thom Yorke’s “The Eraser” on a Monome

Via Create Digital Music:

…here’s a video that really demonstrates how the Monome turns a set of buttons into a way of arranging and performing music. Adam, aka makingthenoise, covers Tom Yorke’s “The Eraser” using a Monome 40h, Ableton Live, and the SevenUp Live software setup.

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Link: Metallica’s New Album Sounds Better in Guitar Hero than CD

I haven’t heard it yet, but Death Magnetic has apparently been squashed flat – no dynamics at all, unless you’re listening to the Guitar Hero version:

Via 1up:

Metallica’s latest album, Death Magnetic, was finally released to the world on September 10 — including to Guitar Hero III players, as the album was also released in-full as [...]

microKorg Editing – Hardware Synth Software is BLAH

I’m thinking of writing a longer post about the state of hardware synth editor software – but the below is interesting to me.

Here’s a quick video demonstration of someone using the Windows version of the microKorg editor.

Now check out this shot from the OSX version.

You basically drill down into each patch – and since every [...]