Your monitoring setup is super important if you are recording music. I would say that it is much less important for voice-over or video narration for a number of reasons, but primarily due to the fact that only your voice is being recorded, which is a pretty simple sound source at a predictable frequency that…… See More
Music Recording Tips and Gear
Articles specifically dealing with recording, mixing and mastering music - as opposed to voice-over specific recording tips, which can be found in the Voice-Over Recording category.
I talk a lot about virtual instruments on this site – see Virtual Instruments articles at: Articles With “Virtual Instruments” Tag. Today I watched a video about a VST virtual instrument, usually referred to as a VSTi, called Sylenth1. It’s been around for awhile and has a reputation as one of the best sounding software…… See More
Arpeggionome (the name is a mashup of the terms “arpeggio” and “metronome”) was released as a cool music-making device for the iPad. It could not only make cool music by itself, but it could act as a MIDI controller for other iOS MIDI devices, external devices and instruments, as well as computer recoding software. In…… See More
There are several music-making apps for Apple iOS devices (iPads, iPhones, iPod Touch), and drum machines/virtual drum and percussion programs are certainly among them. I’ve written about a couple on this site: MIDI Step Sequencer For iPad, which is about Nord Beat, a traditional type drum machine, and something that is sort of a virtual…… See More
I just read a really good article on mixing music. The focus was different from what is normally talked about when mixing. Usually you hear things like pan the bass track, the kick drum track, and the lead vocal track, to the center of the mix. The pan the other tracks out from there to…… See More