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. The video here guides you through the following steps.
USB REGEN – UpTone Audio The UpTone Audio USB REGEN™ just might be the next big leap for computer audio. [The reviews from many of the over 2,500 people worldwide now using a REGEN are filled with excitement over how musically effective the device is. Drop in on some thoughtful ones here at ComputerAudiophile.com: USB REGEN Listening Impressions.] The USB REGEN takes the digital audio stream from your computer or other music streaming device, and generates a completely new USB data signal to feed to your DAC. It accomplishes this by combining a carefully chosen USB hub chip with an ultra low-noise regulator and low-jitter clock.
Stylophone by Dübreq - The original pocket electronic organ & Portable electronic beats machine The original pocket organ is back, but now with additional fun features! The Stylophone's been around for over 40 years now, but it's never been as cool as this. Choose between Classic, Synth or Bass sounds, with or without vibrato enhancement, or play along to any music on your MP3 player. It has a headphone socket and volume control too, and its tuning control gives you loads of octaves of sound. What are you waiting for? Create Analog Music: Buchla Love, Visiting the Studio of a Custom Modular Maker All photos by Marsha Vdovin for CDM. Click for full-sized, gear pr0n versions. Print large-format, hang above your bed. CDM guest and photographer Marsha Vdovin joins us for a photo essay. Given free reign to choose what she wanted to do, she visits a Buchla module maker. Photos can speak volumes, and here the beauty of Don Buchla’s synth designs come through, a decades-long legacy of open-ended, eminently-musical sound possibilities.
Robert Moog's 78th Birthday In the mid-1960s, Dr. Robert Moog unleashed a new universe of sounds into musicdom with his invention of the electronic analog Moog Synthesizer. The timbre and tones of these keyboard instruments (true works of art in and of themselves) would come to define a generation of music, featuring heavily in songs by The Beatles, The Doors, Stevie Wonder, Kraftwerk and many others. When people hear the word “synthesizer” they often think “synthetic”—fake, manufactured, unnatural. In contrast, Bob Moog’s synthesizers produce beautiful, organic and rich sounds that are, nearly 50 years later, regarded by many professional musicians as the epitome of an electronic instrument.
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. One drawback to this is that a detailed operating manual for users who lack programming experience has not existed until now. The Secret World Of Modular Synthesizers Bedroom-based boffins the world over are manufacturing increasingly bizarre and esoteric synth modules. Come with us as we step away from the modular mainstream and take a look at some of the more eccentric Eurorack synth modules this weird world has to offer. Al James Welcome to the wild west. Far below the slow-moving product cycles of music tech's big-brand behemoths, a small yet busy branch of synth technology is creating some of the strangest, deepest and most inspiring ideas in synthesis, and turning them into products you can actually buy. Products both designed and bought by an increasing legion of musicians who, in a corner of their studios keep a box, filled with wires, that makes visitors remark: 'I know what this stuff is, but what in heck is that?'
Production Tip 13 : Using EQ 101 Bands: You will often hear a unit or plug-in described in terms of a number of bands, such as a '3 band' or '5 band' EQ. This simply indicates how many individual EQ controls a particular unit has. So going back to the hi-fi example with a treble and bass control, this would be a 2 Band EQ. Peaking, Shelving and Pass Filters: These are the three main EQ types and their names give a good indication as to how they work.