Learn The Secret Of Synthesizing Fat Sound With This Expert Breakdown Of The Minimoog
Hardware synthesis is great fun, with many producers finding it has a more realistic and human quality than software. This “X Factor”, as Marc Doty explains, is the “fatness” of the sound produced by synths like the Minimoog. In this six minute video from the course The Foundation Of Synthesis : Designing Timbres, Marc explains what it is about the sound that appeals to us, and why the meaning of the term “fat” didn’t used to be what you might think it does today.
THE MIRACLE OF MID-SIDE EQ: ROCK YOUR MIXES AND MASTERS
Sure, the LP EQ is a great linear-phase, stereo EQ. But it was designed for mid-side processing as well as conventional stereo, so let’s explore what mid-side processing is about, and why it’s so important.
LP EQ BASICS...
You can add up to 20 nodes, and each can have one of the following responses:
Unusual Microphone Techniques
A little bored with the “tried-and-true?” Try some fresh approaches that are off the beaten path...
Apostolic And Prophetic Conference Deploys Largest EAW ADAPTive System Ever
Mix3 Sound deploys 116 modules across 16 column arrays for in-the-round coverage of 20,000 at Miami's American Airlines Arena.
In partnership with Miami-based pro audio production company, Mix3 Sound, Eastern Acoustic Works (EAW) brought its largest ADAPTive sound system ever to the 2016 Apostolic and Prophetic Conference (CAP) in Miami.
Synthstrom Reveal the Deluge Synth/Sequencer & Sampler
After three years in the making the Synthstrom Audible Deluge, the company’s flagship product, is available for pre-order…
Ableton Add Live Set Export Option to iOS Apps
Ableton has just released a new feature for their iOS apps, Live Set Export allows users to transfer sounds from their music apps to Ableton Live.
"20 Mastering Tips"
Described by many as a mysterious dark art, it’s actually just another process with a different set of considerations. Hollin Jones shows you how to become a master of your mixes…
“The Orb” Filter Plugin Released by AudioThing
AudioThing has released The Orb, a new formant / vowel filter effect plugin for Windows and MAC (VST, AU, and AAX format).
The Orb plugin features 3 band-pass filters capable of recreating the traits of the human voice. LFOs provide varied results....
"Magical Mystery Tour"
A look at the functions, features and future of console DSP.
Ladies and gentlemen, step right up! I’ll be your guide as we survey signal processing capabilities of modern digital consoles....
We’ll focus on several recent trends, check out the approaches of various manufacturers, and even speculate a bit on things to come.
How to read a STEREO image
One of STEREO's key instruments is called a coronagraph, which is used to study the corona, the sun's outer atmosphere. Each of STEREO's coronagraphs has a metal disk called an occulting disk. The occulting disk blocks the sun's bright light and makes it possible to discern the detailed features of the surrounding corona, which is about one million times dimmer than the sun. Much like the way the bright headlights of a semi-truck at night hide just ...how big the truck is, the brightly shining sun makes it difficult to study the much fainter corona.
In celebration of the mission's 10th anniversary, here is a guide to reading a STEREO image. Watch the video below, created with imagery of a massive July 2012 coronal mass ejection, to learn the key features of STEREO coronagraph data.
Audified unveils 2nd-gen U73b Compressor
The new compressor is capable of running as an AAX, VST3, and VST2 plug-in on Mac (OS X 10.9 - 10.12) and PC (Windows 7, 8, and 10) and AU on Mac as an authentic emulation of the sixties vintage German broadcast compressor/limiter hardware with which it shares its name.
Audified’s all-new U73b Compressor features a new GUI (Graphical User Interface) comprising of an almost photo-realistic rendering of the hardware on which the plug-in is modelled and an area to display numerically editable parameters or menu functions and settings that are not available via the ‘modelled module’ – including Load (for selecting presets) and Store (for saving presets) and High-Pass Filter on/off (to switch off the high-pass filter mode).
Three Methods For Adding Depth To Your Mixes
The Benefits Of Depth
Depth benefits the mix in several ways:...
—Easier for the listener to hear the distinct sounds. You don’t have multiple instruments fighting for the same space in volume and frequency width.
What You Need To Know When Recording Multiple Takes
Limitless audio. That’s the beauty of digital recording. I can record a lead vocal as many times as I want. I can have a guitarist come in and play a hundred different versions of a guitar solo.
Then I can stay up until the wee hours of the morning, sifting through all the different takes to find the perfect one....
That’s a good thing, right?
"Klark Teknik Releases 1176-KT Compressor"
Klark Teknik announces the shipping of its 1176-KT FET-style compressor, making homage to the classic 1176LN model.
The new unit features a modernized and discrete signal path utilizing custom-engineered MIDAS input and output transformers with an easy to operate user interface....
The compressor offers three ratios: 4:1 for moderate compression; 8:1 for severe compression: 12:1 for mild limiting; and 20:1 for hard limiting. Additionally, ‘All-button’ mode is included for aggressive vocals and especially effective when applied to drums, bass, guitar and room microphones.
"Pioneer Elite VSX-LX301 AV Receiver"
About a year ago, Onkyo made their move and took over the home electronics division of Pioneer Corporation. This acquisition was billed as a strategic merger, but probably more as a necessary means for the company — revered for their boutique AV amplifiers and groundbreaking “Kuro” plasma display. Indeed, the market had shrunk and nobody was immune to the inevitable downsizing.
What does all of this have to do with the Pioneer VSX-LX301 A...V Receiver and the latest round of higher-priced Elite models? The first change is the nomenclature for the entire lineup, in an attempt to clear the confusion as the fat is graciously trimmed. Secondly, opting for an Elite rather than your run-of-the-mill receiver nets you a couple more features, and the performance is more enthusiast-grade — even more so with the amount of money spent.
It's time to breathe some life into your sounds. With these 5 tips you'll learn how to make a solid, static sound into something more dynamic with movement and interest.