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Learning Music (Beta) Submit A Sound - Deliaphonica Game. Basic Guide to Understanding Audio Equalizers + EQ Tips. This guide aims to give you a better understanding of the different types and uses of equalizers used in music production as well as offers some basic EQing tips to maximize your music.

Basic Guide to Understanding Audio Equalizers + EQ Tips

During the course of a project, mixing and equalization are often one of the most important processes that can ultimately make or break your tune. Proper EQing is essential to add clarity and depth to your music, balance elements in a mix, and enhance sounds. Equalization is commonly used in music production to boost or cut specific frequency ranges to create depth and space in a mix, improve or emphasize the sound of particular elements, isolate or remove specific frequencies, and fix sounds with competing frequency ranges to achieve clarity.

Equalization is critical for creating a polished track and a professional sound. Equalizers Explained. Gain Staging In Your DAW Software. If you don't understand gain structure, you may be undermining your recordings and mixes without even realising it.

Gain Staging In Your DAW Software

Despite the immense power and flexibility available in modern digital audio worstation software, many people still find that the mixes they craft entirely 'in the box' sound unsatisfying. Why is that? There are obviously many things that can go wrong, and Mike Senior's Mix Mistakes article in SOS September 2011 (/sos/sep11/articles/mix-mistakes.htm) did a better job than I have space for here of exploring many common pitfalls. In this article, I'll focus on one fundamental issue that blights many tracks sent to SOS for help or advice: poor management of levels throughout the signal chain. In other words, poor gain staging. Why The Problem? Controlling MIDI With Your Breath - ADSR. Mastering limiters - how and why to use them.

Exploring Synth Patch Creation with Omnisphere 2. Spectrasonics Omnisphere is known as one of the most powerful and best sounding software synthesizers on the market.

Exploring Synth Patch Creation with Omnisphere 2

It has just received another boost into the audio production stratosphere with its extensive 2.0 update, attracting new users and fans for its sound quality and design. It’s easy to get wrapped up in exploring and playing the thousands of patches available, especially the new additions. And without fault, there are so many usable sounds right of the box that can be used to enhance any production. Producers and composers alike should indulge! That said, the purpose of this article is to explore the basics of custom synth patch creation using the powerful and easy to use interface in Omnisphere.

Designing for sound by Randy Thom. © by Randy Thom 1999 The biggest myth about composing and sound designing is that they are about creating great sounds.

Designing for sound by Randy Thom

Not true, or at least not true enough. What is Sound Design? You may assume that it’s about fabricating neat sound effects. How to understand the basics of limiting. To engage a limiter's gain reduction, there will usually be a dedicated input gain control: increasing this will turn up the signal, pushing it harder into the limiter.

How to understand the basics of limiting

The output ceiling is a set dB value past which no audio can exceed: the highest peaks of a signal are pulled down once they reach this barrier. Raising a limiter's input gain will cause an obvious increase in level, and this louder signal will sound perceptively better in comparison to the unprocessed signal. You may be fooled into thinking the limited version is more impressive, despite actually reducing transient detail in a negative way.

9 ways to use drones to enhance your music. Drone is an odd word and has a number of different definitions.

9 ways to use drones to enhance your music

Setting aside its applicability to both beekeepers and warmongers, when it comes to humans it is often used disparagingly. However, its use in the musical world is far more interesting. Although most familiar to our modern ears in the form of ambient music - a term coined by Brian Eno in the late '70s - the use of drones extends much further back than this. The Indian classical tradition makes use of a tambura to create a sustained harmonic backing for other instruments, and the use of the didgeridoo in Australia is older still.

Interest in exploring drones in music was aided by the post-war exploration of tape and oscillator composition. While there's no one particular method for creating a drone, there are a number of ways of approaching the task, whether you use software or hardware. We've got nine tips and techniques for anyone who wants to use drones in their music. 1. Kontakt 3 Output Config in Cubase - The Long Way. SonicScoop - Creative, Technical & Business Connections For NYC’s Music & Sound Community. When I first started mixing, I thought the only way I could improve a sound was to add something to it.

SonicScoop - Creative, Technical & Business Connections For NYC’s Music & Sound Community

I piled dozens of plugins and EQ boosts onto every track, and my mixes sounded muddy and undefined. I soon learned that I could achieve even better results by taking away things I didn’t need, rather than always adding more of what I thought I wanted. Untitled. In VariAudio, Cubase 5 users have a sophisticated pitch‑correction tool.

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John Walden Oops! Steinberg Cubase 7. Steinberg's DAW software has received perhaps its biggest shake-up to date, with a new mixer and some clever chord functions.

Steinberg Cubase 7

Mark Wherry It's been 10 years since Steinberg introduced Cubase SX to the world, and since then the program has changed a great deal. SX2 presented the Time Warp tool and saw the return of much classic Cubase functionality, while SX3 extended warping to audio and introduced the Arranger Track, Device Panels and in-place editing.

9 ways to improve your music-making computer's performance. Today's computers are power-packed workhorses - multicore and multiprocessor workstations with enough juice for the most formidable tasks.

9 ways to improve your music-making computer's performance

Modern operating systems provide support for vast amounts of RAM, and new solid-state drive technology means that data bottlenecks are a rarity. The days of stuttering and artifact-infected audio tracks are long gone - or should be. The fact of the matter is that many producers, both amateur and pro, still manage to push that CPU meter into the red all too often. How to 'gel' a mix with master bus compression.

Master bus compression - quite simply, the use of a compressor on the master or mix bus - can make a profound difference to the overall sonic quality of a mix, binding its individual components together into a cohesive, professional-sounding whole. With great power, though, comes great responsibility, and if you don't fully understand what you're doing with the controls of your compressor, you can do considerably more harm than good. With that in mind, here's a quick guide to get you started. 12 essential pro mastering tips. The art of mastering is shrouded in myth and mystique, but with these 12 no-nonsense, practical tips, we aim to clear the conceptual fog and help you get your finished tracks sounding better than ever.

For much more on mastering, get hold of Computer Music 212, which is on sale now. Hands-off mixing Don't expect mix problems to be solved at the mastering stage! Digital Audio 101: Aliasing Explained. Aliasing is one of the more complex concepts of digital audio. Luckily, most audio engineers can spend their days being creative rather than having to worry about it. Nonetheless, understanding aliasing actually helps explain a lot about how digital works. How to create an ambient pad with Paul's Extreme Sound Stretch. Paul's Extreme Sound Stretch - Paulstretch for short - isn't your average time-stretching application. Capable of stretching audio files to 10,000 times their original size, it can make a piece of music that lasts a few minutes go on for several days! Even more incredibly, the results sound amazing - so good, in fact, that a stretched version of a track by no, er, less than Justin Bieber made with it went viral. It's quite a thing to behold the original version's pop hooks turn into wave after wave of glacial shoegaze bliss.

The Harmonograph. 5 Effective Ways to Use Compression. Amplitude compression can be one of the most confusing effects for audio engineers. The 13 best budget MIDI controller keyboards. While some choose to get by without one, for most people, a MIDI controller keyboard is an essential part of a computer music making setup. Effects : Molekular. KICK Synth - by Sonic Academy. *Note Exchange rates may very Windows Windows 7 , Windows XP, Windows Vista (32 Bit)Intel Core Duo or AMD Athlon 64 X2, 512 MB RAM. XILS-Lab XILS 3 LE 2.0 synth available for as little as €4. Cubase Movie Spotting Tutorial. How to Submit Music to Stock Music Libraries. How to Master a Track in 15 Minutes or Less. If You Use Kontakt, Get Cool Bleep and Bass Instruments for Free. Mastering Toolbox - Cubase 7.5 302 - AskVideo.com : WebPlayer. My Music Production Tutorials @ Waves Audio.

How to Submit Music to Stock Music Libraries. How to Submit Music to Stock Music Libraries. UFO Exit Sounds. Title: UFO Exit About: Ufo exit or flying away Uploaded: 05.05.09 | License: Public Domain | Recorded by Stephan | File Size: 843 KB | Downloads: 107904.7 out of 5 with 69 user reviews Sound Tags: alien, aliens, ufo, udo flyby, ufo takeoff, takeoff, fly away, fly, away, alien encounter, all sounds. 10 Virtual Instruments You Can Play In Your Web Browser - wikiblinks. 50 Ways to Supercharge Your Sound - Tips 1 - 20. Cubase: Vocal Tuning with Pitch Correct ad vari Audio (AllAboutMusic) Delay. Bfxr. Make sound effects for your games.

Listen and create ambient sounds easily. Audio Mastering In Your Computer. How to beef-up drums with snap compression. Free Mixing/Mastering Equalizer For Mac, Windows – SlickEQ. Free VST Roundup: TAL-Noisemaker, Frohmage, CamelCrusher, Dub Siren, UpStereo, and More!