Optimising your PC for audio on Windows 7 .: Focusrite Answerbase All of the tuning tips below should be implemented if you want to achieve high speed, low latency audio recording and playback without glitches with your audio interface. Please note: If you are using the Liquid Mix you must downgrade your FireWire driver to the legacy driver. For more information on how to do this, see the article here.
Portable home recording with Ubuntu on a netbook While an Asus EEE PC is perhaps not best suited for full-on intensive music production, it does have values which make it an ideal solution for portable recording. EEEPC and Shure SM57 This tutorial will show you how to install and setup a linux recording environment on your EEE PC or other netbook, for the purpose of mobile audio recording and audio sampling. I am using an Asus EEE PC 901 with 4GB and 16GB SSD’s (that comes with Xandros Linux pre-installed) but this method will work for other models of EEE PC’s and netbooks, even those with Windows pre-installed. This is not meant to be an advanced guide for those already involved in Linux audio recording but should hopefully be a handy introduction for beginners who want to turn their EEE PC into a mobile recording machine at no cost.
Mdsp @ Smartelectronix Livecut is based on BBCut the BreakBeat Cutting library written by Nick Collins for SuperCollider The BBCut Library began out of work on an algorithm to simulate the automatic cutting of breakbeats in the style of early jungle or drum and bass Nick Collins. Livecut is only a small subset of what is possible with BBCut, but as it is available as a VST plugin, it is much easier to start experimenting with it. It is a live beat-slicer but instead of manipulating equal chunks of audio like most beatslicer do, it works on the notion of audio cuts whose length and number of repetition depends on the context and the cutting procedure. cuts are organized in blocks which then form a phrase. see Image below. And each phrase can be ended by a roll or fill. Downloads:
Mozilla Developer Network This is a tool for composing synthetic music directly in your browser. The tool and the software synth has a minimalistic design, and the resulting song data is small enough to fit in an URL. Even so it takes some time to master this tool, but once you're comfortable with it you can produce quite amazing sounds and music. Community : Reaktor User Library I’ve always admired classically-styled modular instruments, particularly the ones sold by synthesizers.com. But my aversion to having to tear apart a cool-sounding patch to create the next one ensures that I’m unlikely to ever buy a true patchable analog modular. So, here’s a modular synthesizer for Reaktor, based on modules available from synthesizer.com. It’s designed to fit in a 44-module walnut cabinet. A few of the modules are modified or enhanced to suit my whims.
Programming Electronic Music in Pd Abstract Pd was initiated by American software engineer Miller Puckette, who previous co-developed the well known and similarly structured software Max/Msp. Pd is not commercial software; i.e., it was not developed by a corporation and is not for sale. Instead, it is “open source”: its source code is not the (patented) property of a corporation, but is rather freely available to all. Audio Production Without Limits We've added dozens of small improvements to help speed your REAPER workflow. Take comping is more predictable, with takes remaining aligned by recording pass, even after splitting and deleting errors. Previewing and inserting media is easier, because you can highlight, loop, and insert subsections of media files. Switch between different MIDI clips more easily in the MIDI editor.
Reference Monitors - Good References Judgingby the steady flow of letters and phone calls we get asking our adviceabout what gear to buy, a good number of readers are well acquaintedwith cognitive overload. That's the term psychologists use to describethe paralysis that can set in when we are confronted by too manyoptions (or too much information). Freedom of choice is great, butclearly, too many options can bewilder. Case in point: the EM2001 Personal Studio Buyer's Guide lists 40 companies presentlyoffering reference monitors, with more than 200 models to choosefrom. Bewildered? Tracker (music software) Music trackers (usually referred to simply as trackers) are a type of music sequencer software used to create music. They represent music tracks as an arrangement of discrete musical notes positioned in one of several channels, at discrete chronological positions on a timeline. The file format used for saving songs is called a module file. A music tracker's musical interface is traditionally numeric: both notes and parameter changes, effects and other commands are entered with the keyboard into a grid of fixed time slots as codes consisting of letters, numbers and hexadecimal digits. Separate patterns have independent timelines; a complete song consists of a master list of repeated and concatenated patterns.
Bitwig Studio Bitwig Studio is a dynamic software solution for music creation and performance to realize all of your musical ideas in every stage of production. From sound design to music creation, discover the new standard in customized workflow. Bitwig Studio inspires you to take greater control of your productions, giving you access to every aspect of your workflow as needed. Streamline your creative process and quickly take your music from ideas to complete songs, tracks and compositions. With Bitwig Studio, you’re in command of a workflow that works best for you. Record and arrange, improvise and perform, or do it all at once.