In order to mix accurately, you need to hear your music in a way that translates. This means that after mixing, when you listen in the car, on your phone, or in a club; the music should sound as you intend it to. Training Snacks wrote this guide to help you through the basics when buying studio monitors.
Is this the future of music production? Native Instruments just released this teaser for their upcoming iMaschine 2 iOS software. Looks pretty interesting for a handheld method of getting ideas down quickly.
Here are a few short videos in which Marcello Cyro, sound designer for We Can Do Post in Brazil, shows us how he uses Eventide plugins for film and cartoons. His main priority it to enhance the story through sound.
This synthesizer buyer's guide will teach you the ins and outs of multiple methods of synthesis; along with the differences between analog, analog emulation, and software synths.
Guitars output a high impedance, unbalanced signal. Microphone inputs on mixers are low impedance and balanced. The direct box matches impedance while balancing the audio. Balanced audio allows you to run cable for long distances without unwanted noise. Guitars with passive pickups (the majority of electric guitars do not have active pickups) require an active direct box to properly preserve all the harmonics of the guitar's tone.
One of our resident content writers, a hiphop producer known as Headsnack, created this quick unboxing video for Ableton Push 2. It's nothing special as far as unboxing videos go, but the beat is pretty wicked so we wanted to show him support by posting it. _Click here to learn more about Ableton Push 2.
Training Snacks has just released a guide to buying DJ gear. If you are interested in DJing, or a novice just starting out, this guide will give you a thorough understanding of all your options. Click the link below!
This video will show you how to remove hum from your audio lines using the Whirlwind ISOXL Line Isolation transformer. This is a handy adapter that every musician should have in their tool box.