Click, click, click… Ever experienced the moment your hard drive starts making that horrific sound from hell? I have – several times. First the panic strikes as your computers starts freezing up. Then you accept the situation and anxiety starts to creep in. You start thinking about the prospect of losing some work (because of course it’s been too long since you backed up). And what a hassle it’s going to be fixing and reinstalling everything. Not the one.Continue Reading
Just a quick post today to show you guys a new workflow improvement I’ve started implementing.
I’ve always fantasized (yes) of having an external spectrum analyzer and/or a loudness meter as part of my studio setup when mixing. I recently bought an iPad Air and started wondering if I could use it for that purpose. Sure enough!Continue Reading
I have been encountering questions about sample rates and bit depth a lot recently and been looking into the topic in the past week. I have been reading different articles around the web and browsing forums like Gearslutz to try and develop some sort of understanding of the general consensus in the field at the moment.
Last week I asked my email subscribers what kind of content would they like to see here in the future. Your response was overwhelming (a big thank you is in order - I think I’ve got back to most of you by now but apologies if I missed someone!). One of the most common requests I received was to hear more about which plugins, sample packs, books, websites, tools and so on I like to use in my craft.
To answer your call, I have created a new page that lists the things that I use and love the most. I have also included comments for each resource on why I like it/how I am using it.
I’ll be adding more too as time goes by, so you may want to bookmark the page and visit every now and then.
At the end of December I decided to challenge myself. I wanted to make January the most productive month of my life so far. To give myself a push I announced it publicly here on the blog, and many of you guys decided to join in. I was (and am) so happy to see that so many of you were willing to put yourself to the test too.
Now that a month has passed it’s time to look at how it all panned out.Continue Reading
Performing electronic music live is something I have always been interested in, but in the past I always felt the means were too rigid. Maybe I was looking at it the wrong way… But I always felt there was too much pre-planning involved and not enough flexibility, which made it pretty hard for spontaneous creation to happen in a live situation. That’s why in the past I’ve always preferred DJ’ing myself.Continue Reading
How about starting 2014 with a bang? I’ve decided to take up on a challenge, and I’m inviting you along if you dare.Continue Reading
It’s been a little over a year since the debut album by Loxy and myself – “Burning Shadows” - was released on Exit Records. The project had many phases and we put a ton of work on it over the course of 3-4 years. I’m still very happy and proud about how it turned out. But life is about learning, and I’ve gained new perspective since finishing the project. So let’s reflect for a bit upon the experience of working on an album… And what I would do differently next time.
Here we go – my 5 tips for making an album.
One of the things I have been missing in Ableton Live is the ability to see all of the devices/plugins of all of the tracks at once. It’s a bit annoying having to hop tracks to see what devices each one has loaded up.
Well, one of you (thanks Martin) pointed me out to a solution. Ableton have in fact created the feature to show device slots in Live but left it out for some reason. However with a little tweak we can make it happen. Continue Reading
Before finalizing your project, you might want to bounce to audio. This can yield many benefits. Let’s look into a few.