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Weekly Roundup for April 25, 2014
Hands On: Universal Audio Apollo Twin
One of the big hits at the recent Winter NAMM trade show in Anaheim, California, was the announcement of the Apollo Twin by Universal...
Antares Auto-Tune EFX3
Antares has announced Auto-Tune EFX3, an automatic pitch-correction plug-in with ultra-low latency for live performance and tracking, and with features such as auto-motion...
The requirements for a great bass amplification system are intense. Producing huge low-frequency sounds requires tons of clear, present power. Then you need components that...
Electronic musicians at Sweetwater are ecstatic that we now carry Livid performance controllers, and they aren't the only ones! Livid's line of ultra-configurable controllers...
Free Musician’s Guide to Social Media
As a modern musician, part of your gig is building an online presence. Putting together a great website is one thing, but many musicians stumble when it comes to utilizing...
iOS update: Wireless Listening and Manual Management
Here's a little secret for you: in most cases, we make music because we want to hear it. When using an iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch, this means being reined in by earbuds or...
Audient Releases Windows Drivers for ID22
Audient has released Windows drivers for their ID22 USB audio interface. The drivers are compatible with Windows 7 and Windows 8, and offer multi-application support for WDM and ASIO. Audient's innovative low-latency Mixer Application is also included. Check out Mitch Gallagher's video overview of the Audient ID22 and Mixer Application software:
Can I Capture Kemper Profiles with Effects?
Q: I have a Kemper Profiling Amp, and I want to capture profiles of my rig. Do I have to profile just the amp by itself, or can I use pedals and effects running through the amp I amp profiling? A: The answer depends on what effects you are using. Trying to profile a tone that includes time-based effects such as delay or reverb, or modulation effects such as...
Tip: Maintain a Consistent Volume Level When Mixing and Mastering
Many engineers recommend mixing and mastering at 80-85dB listening level — this is a healthy volume level that our ears can tolerate for extended periods of time, and that provides for the most "flat" response from our ears. However, it's a common mistake to simply set the volume level as you begin a mixing or mastering session, then to leave it at the...
Behringer Updates X32 Firmware to v2.02
Behringer has released version 2.02 firmware for the X32 digital console. The new version addresses several issues, improves several features, and adds MIDI mute groups, MIDI snippet recall, MIDI cue recall, assignable cue and snippet recall buttons, and more.
Mastering Tip: Fade After Processing
In nearly every case, when you are mastering a track, leave any editing of the head/tail of the track until after you have applied any dynamics processing and EQ. Likewise, don't fade your track in or out before you apply dynamics/EQ processing. Applying limiting/compression can change the "shape" of a fade in/fade out, and may also change where you want to...
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