We created some charts for American Musical Supply that demystify each of the different types of digital cables. If you've ever wondered which has the fastest transfer rate, or how many channels each is capable of, look no further!
We wrote this article for American Musical Supply for those looking to upgrade their live sound rig. The mixing console is the brain of the system, why not give it a higher IQ? We touch on digital signal processing, expandability, and recording features. Check it out and let us know what you think.
We created a track using only Eventide UltraTap on every channel, no other effects. We explore Ableton Live's automation envelopes to create dynamic changes in the track.
Eventide has a brand new plug-in called UltraTap and until the end of the month it's only $49! Ported over from their award-winning H9 guitar pedal, UltraTap sounds great on all instruments. Multi-tap delays, swelling reverbs, modulated glitchy effects, chorus, you name it. We made this video to showcase The Ribbon & HotSwitch which can be used in real time for effect morphing.
For those in the broadcast field, check out the Whirlwind THS series of sports announcer boxes. Each is equipped with different variations of talkback, as well as left and right headphone panning and amplification. These are a must have for anybody announcing in front of a live audience or podcast.
We recently wrote this article on the history of EDM. If you're looking to create electronic dance music, know your history.
We recently wrote this article for American Music Supply which can be used as a resource for beginners just starting to record at home. From cables to speakers, this will guide you on your path to creating your first hit record.
We recently wrote this article for AMS on the most popular types of microphones. Microphones are like paint brushes. You need different tools for different jobs. The technical make-up of each type of microphone and the technology it uses to translate your voice or instrument varies greatly. Learn the basics of microphone types, polar patterns and more. This will help you craft the sound you seek.
The 2016 Stereo Room reverb plug-in from Eventide is based off the legendary SP2016. This multi-effect unit has been revered by industry legends such as Dave Pensado and George Massenburg.
The sp2016 was designed starting in 1978 or 79. When it first shipped in 1981 it had a small number of effects including Room and Plate reverbs. Stereo Room was developed a little later. New effects were created by Eventide and a start up company called First Order Effects for several years up until 1986. These effects included some first ever effects like Shimmer, Band Delays, Timescramble as well as vocoders, etc.
Eventide used the term "plug-in" as purely descriptive because you added effects by plugging in a ROM into a ZIF socket (Zero Insertion Force). The unit shipped with several empty sockets and users were sent new effects as they became available. They used the term plug-in from the beginning of the project in 1978 and, as far as they know, this predates any other use of the term. The first Macs and PCs appeared around then but there was no notion of plugging in new software. Back then it was floppy disks.
In these videos you can see an overview of the controls as well as hear audio examples on different instruments.
To purchase the 2016 Stereo Room on sale for a limited time, visit EventideAudio.com.
In this article we wrote for American Music Supply, we break down the tools needed to make electronic dance music. EDM is a catch-all phrase that represents over 300 sub-genres of music that have been created since the 1960s. However, we will be focused on present-day production and gear that's available for purchase.