It’s not every day you come across a hardware controller for Ableton Live that can do things no other controller can handle well. That’s what we’ve discovered with the rather cool, wooden Ableton Session Controller created by Sté Thunus. The Ableton Session Controller focuses on the selected channel in Live and follows it, ensuring an…… See More
Home Recording Tips and Techniques
These are posts tagged as "recording tips and techniques" because they are about things aimed at helping you improve the quality of the audio you record from your home studio. We know that it is possible to record professional quality audio at home, using your computer, some inexpensive (and in some cases - free) software, and some equipment like microphones and audio interface units - all of which cost much less than you might think.
Home recording technology has become so advanced in the past few years, while simultaneously becoming more affordable. You can do things in a very affordable home studio today that I could only dream of doing when I first started.
Getting high-quality recordings can easily get expensive. With studio production, studio time, mixing, mastering, and other expenses involved in the process, things can easily push your costs into the high thousands if you aren’t careful about how you use your time. First is to program your drums. Depending on the sound you want for your…… See More
Automation is one of the features that make DAWs such powerful music-making tools, with much more creative potential than basic mixer control. Automation can be added to a number of different track types: audio, MIDI, instrument, group, effect, sampler, and VCA. Deciding when, where, and how to apply automation isn’t always easy. Also, when working…… See More
MeterPlugs has released a plug-in version of its Loudness Penalty web tool, offering a more convenient way to optimize music shared online. The plug-in, when accessed from your DAW, lets you know how much your track will be reduced by the likes of YouTube, Spotify, Tidal, Pandora and Apple’s Sound Check. If your track is…… See More
Irritated that the songs you’re cooking up in your home studio just aren’t sounding that good? You need to learn the art of mixing. And you don’t need an expensive studio to do it. To make your song ready for the radio, you need to learn how to mix it. Mixing is the process of…… See More