Softube Console 1 Review – Analog Workflow in Digital Domain

 

Softube Console 1 Review

The Softube Console 1 has greatly intrigued me ever since it first came out in early 2014.

Part of the fun in making music for me is honing my workflow and experimenting with different tools and processes.

The Console 1 is a new generation mixer that combines hands on workflow and analog modeled sound with software that integrates neatly into your DAW.

How would the Console 1 work for an electronic music geek like myself? I decided to jump in and find out.Continue Reading

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Best Mixing Tutorials: YouTube Channel Recommendations

YouTube has become my primary method of learning about mixing and music production.

It is full of good mixing tutorials but sometimes the trouble is finding them.

I wanted to share with you my favorite channels so that you can also learn from them. All of these guys are doing a fantastic job with their channels. If you are liking it, show your support: like, subscribe and share their work!

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How to Use Audio Spectrum Analyzer in Music Production and Mixing

Audio spectrum analysis can be a confusing topic for someone just starting out in music production. It sure used to confuse me – I remember that very vividly!

I wrote this article to give you some pointers on the different ways that I like to use spectrum analysis to aid me in the music production, mixing and mastering processes.

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How The Levels Changed My Approach to Writing Vocal Music

In the past couple of years I’ve been working on a lot of vocal tracks as part of our new project, The Levels.

I wanted to share with you something important I’ve learned while doing this.

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Reflecting 2014

As we begin our journey into 2015, I wanted to take a moment to look back into the past year and make notes of some of my personal highlights.

Workflow things, books, plugins, tools, music, websites, general wellbeing and productivity… This is a very personal list and some of the stuff I’ll be mentioning doesn’t sound like anything to do with music production. Never the less it all has made a difference for my work.

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How to EQ: Additive vs. Subtractive EQ

Subtractive vs Additive EQ

This article is a guest contribution by my friend Kevin from thesoundcoach.com. How to EQ in different situations? You’re about to find out. Take it away Kevin!
-Ilpo

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FabFilter Pro-Q 2 Review – Is It Worth the Price?

I recently bought the brand new FabFilter Pro Q 2 EQ plugin.

I’ve been using it for a few weeks now, and I have to say it’s become one of my favorite plugins ever! However as far as plugins come, at 149€ it may seem a bit costly.

I am all about sharing information about the stuff I like and use so let’s see what the deal is. Here’s my little review.

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Magic AB: Setting New Standards for Referencing

Every now and then a tool pops up that revolutionizes the way you work (or some aspect of it), and after a while you’re thinking “How did I ever manage without this before?”Continue Reading

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The Best Free AAX Plugins (2014 edition)

I’ve recently jumped on Pro Tools 11 for mixing. I’ve only worked with VST/AU compatible hosts before (Logic, Ableton Live). Now with Pro Tools I’ve been introduced to a new plugin format, the AAX.

The plugin fiend I am, I’ve been scouring the internets for the best free AAX plugins to add to my fresh Pro Tools setup. I’ve posted about the best free VST and AU plugins before and now it’s time to take a look at what’s available in AAX. And boy do we have some goodies on offer! Continue Reading

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How to Use iPad as a Spectrum Analyzer (Without Buying an Audio Interface)

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

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