Hands up who likes analogue synthesisers?! Of course you do; there’s dozen of models out there and the best thing is, they’re all different. That might seem strange at first glance because when you examine them, most models appear to be basically the same. My Roland SH101 has one oscillator, one filter, one envelope generator and plays only one note at a time. Put that next to my Yamaha CS10, which is nearly exactly the same in terms of sound making facilities, and everyone except a guitarist would tell you they’re different, as different as a grand piano and a Yamaha DX7 (and the SH101 sounds far better in my opinion). And as every synth sounds different, each is unique.
47 Sites Every Recording Musician Should VisitIn 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!
Virtual DJ: how to mixVirtual 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.
Secrets Of The Mix EngineersFinding real-world advice from established creative mixing engineers and record producers is not at all easy, since most tend to be highly protective about their approaches and the tricks of their craft, but this popular series written by long-time SOS author and musician Paul Tingen gets them to open up and explain the technical and artistic detail of the mixing sessions of a well-known chart hit they worked on. Open Access unlocked Peter Cobbin & Kirsty WhalleyPractical Ways to Integrate Your iPhone into Music Making to Do Awesome Things CheapYou'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.
Split the Panning, Expand the SoundIf you’re having trouble making your mixes sound full and powerful, this article will go over one of the many methods for filling out your sound. It’s one of the simplest music production techniques, but one of the most effective. It can be applied to Electronic Dance music, Dubstep, Hip-Hop, or any other genre.
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16 Bit vs. 24 Bit AudioThis article is going to be kept as simple as possible. It's just designed to get the new person up to speed on the issues and provide a strong sense of perspective on what really matters. We are going to talk about bit depth and sample rates, how these translate into storage requirements, and then talk about the subjective differences between the two methods of recording your music. In short, what is the relation of 24 bit recordings to the "sound quality" we all want. When I first ventured into digital audio, it was a much simpler world.Cheap iPad Mixing Board – The Numark IDJLIVE for iPad/iPodThis Christmas, one of the most bought gifts, (surprisingly), is the Mixing Boards for the iPad, iPhone or iPod. Although this is mainly useful for DJ’s, it is somewhat inexpensive considering that it is a miniature DJ set. Just because it’s miniature doesn’t mean it’s fully functional, because in reality it works just like a real DJ booth! This can bring hours of fun, because you are able to mix song after song, and you can even record it on to your iPod when you’re done!