Video editors are getting their Final Cut Pro X software in June 2011. This may be speculation, but I would not be surprised if the next version of Logic Studio would be called Logic Pro X, especially when right now we are still going with version number 9. Continue reading

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The trick to create the best rap beats is by learning from others but carving your own niche. These days, there is flood of new music in the market but more often than not – they are quite predictable and often somewhat copied from the ‘inspiration’ taken! The best thing would be to be inspired but inspired to create your own foot-tapping beat. Technology has made life easier for us and easier still for rappers who are trying to take this up as a career! Using technology you can make the coolest rap beats; specific softwares are available for the same. Continue reading

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Brainworx bx_XL is a very interesting mastering limiter. Unlike its most competitors, it works with M / S principle. This gives a totally new perspective to the limiting compared to the normal stereo. Except that the signal can be divided using  M / S principle, the mid signal can be further divided into in two frequency bands and the crossover frequency can be freely adjusted. Continue reading

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Recording engineers and musicians sometimes have strange sound ideas. Well, experimenting with sounds is fine and desirable. Once you start to do that, you’ll never know what you will get. However, you should always save the audio source on another track as neutral as possible. Just in case.

One of the hardest things to correct in a mix is human voice recorded with a bad microphone. That’s why you should always do all the sound experimenting safely to another track keeping the original, neutral sound too. A decent vocal track may be recorded with a low-cost microphone, though in lower price range there are also bad microphones available. If you are not sure about vocal mics, ask someone who knows better. Continue reading

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There are lot of compressor and equalizers out there, and also other great tools for sound shaping, but Voxengo Voxformer is very handy when it comes to making a kick drum sound with a big bottom end.  I  like this plug-in because by using it I can achieve good results within just couple of minutes. One thing that gives me advanced control is the possibility to use a two band compressor. This example is made with an acoustic kick drum sound.

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Recording vocals is a gentle process, not only for artist, but for recording engineer too. There are several things that you can go wrong. If  you manage to avoid these common mistakes you are on your way to record fine vocal tracks.

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