EMusicTips AmbientMusicGuide.com - A Guide To Essential Ambient & Downtempo Albums TweakHeadz Lab Electronic Musician's Hangout How Can I Set Up a Home Recording Studio on the Cheap? also, keep in mind that not everyone needs an audio interface. if you are only recording one track at a time or are recording more than one track but are fine with mixing it as you record you can use a much cheaper and oodles simpler analog mixing board/mixer. i struggled for over a year with a USB audio interface box i bought for home recording and it was ALWAYS a hassle - either really high latency, dropped sections, or it would take 15-20 minutes of fiddling with system prefs and settings in software to get it to work right. i finally went to my local music store and picked up a behringer analog mixer for $49 which has 8-Inputs (2 mic, 2 stereo, 1 stereo tape/CD), builtin EQ, effects send/receive, and the mic jacks have phantom power and the line inputs work great for electric instruments, a headphone out and I use an RCA-to-mini-1/8th-stereo plug to connect directly into the mic jack on my mac mini. It's simple, always works, and has real knobs and buttons.
47 Sites Every Recording Musician Should Visit In a recent “Open Mic” we asked you, “Which music-related sites do you visit regularly?” This article is a summary of the great suggestions given in the comments to that article. You can make the list even longer by commenting on this article. As you’re reading this article, Audiotuts+ needs no introduction. Several commenters mentioned Audiotuts+ - thanks for the support! This is a great Flash site with many resources to help you learn music theory. The site content is split up as follows: Lessons, including topics that cover notation, chords and scalesTrainers, that teach you notes, keys, intervals, triads, keyboard, guitar and brass. Michael comments: “I have found very helpful. This is a site that helps you with scales and chords. The charts are guitar-based, and there are options for various alternate tunings and other stringed instruments. A website that helps you learn musical scales and chords. Joe comments: “Great Ableton/sound design videos.”
Virtual DJ: how to mix Virtual DJ is a great software for learning how to DJ with digital music files like MP3s. Here, I'll take you through the basics of mixing. You'll still need practice, but this should get you started. There are four parts to this guide - importing your library, basic controls, preparing tracks and mixing. Importing your Library When you open Virtual DJ, start by finding your music library using the file tree on the left. Basic controls It's easiest to use Virtual DJ combining some simple keyboard commands with the cursor keys. Tab - switch between A and B decksC - mark a cue point and play from cue pointSpace - play/pause. Preparing tracks Choose two songs with similar BPMs. Mixing Press Tab so deck A is active. Tap Space then let go of C, and you should have two tracks playing in time with each other. You will have to experiment with where to bring in new tracks, and how quickly to move the cross-fader. Feel free to ask in comments for any more Virtual DJ advice.
Practical Ways to Integrate Your iPhone into Music Making to Do Awesome Things Cheap You're absolutely right. But you realize that the original source for music that Tycho and other electronic artists make are ... well, made digitally, right? So no matter what, the "vinyl sounds better b/c it's analog" argument people make, unless the source is actually analog, is just silliness. I agree, also, in that playing a record feels "right" (and looks sexier), but a "real dj" can use any medium to deliver a proper set. Anyway, I'm not here to argue with you, just provide another viewpoint. In fact (and finally getting back to the topic of this article), while some of the software listed in this article are probably not as high quality as say Logic Studio, Protools, Cubase, N.I. Again, not what you use, it's how you use it.
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How to Eliminate Hum or Buzz Of all the annoyances that can afflict any audio/video home theater or even a simple stereo installation, the notorious “ground loop” may well be the most difficult and persistent one to track down and eliminate. A “ground loop” is caused by the difference in electrical potential at different grounding points in an audio/video system. (All the grounds in an A/V system should ideally be at “0″ potential.) A ground loop typically adds a loud low-frequency hum or buzz as soon as you plug in any of various audio or video components, including subwoofers, cable-TV outboard boxes, satellite-TV feeds, TV displays, amplifiers, A/V receivers or turntables. The buzz/hum is a byproduct of the multiple power supply cables and a ground voltage differential within your system and its network of interconnecting cables. Here are some methods to help you get rid of ground loops. If you do not have easy access to the aforementioned ground isolators, here are a few more tips: