Why I’m Using Two DAWs to Make One Track

I’ve used many different DAWs in my 20 years of making electronic music.

These days I mainly use two different ones: Ableton Live and Pro Tools. It often confuses people to hear I am actually using both DAWs to work on the same piece of music.

I get asked about why and how I do that sometimes, so here’s a few words about the process (thanks to Matt for bringing it up last week).

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Best Free VST/AU/AAX Plugins for Mac and PC (2016 edition)





It’s time again to update ourselves on the current state of free VST, AU and AAX plugins for Windows and Mac.

This is not an attempt to list all available free plugins. Rather, I’ve hand picked the best of the best free plugins for you.

All of the listed plugins work on both PC and Mac computers.

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OS X 10.11 El Capitan Is Here – Should You Upgrade?

On September 30, Apple is coming out with yet another major operating system upgrade. Continue Reading

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Acustica Audio Blue Eq Review

The Italian company Acustica Audio are known for their quest on uncompromising sound quality and accuracy in emulating analogue sound and equipment. They sent me the Blue Eq plugin from their Acqua series to try out (thank you very much). I have given it a good spin – here are my thoughts.

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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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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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Metric Halo Production Bundle Review

Metric Halo Production BundleA while back, the good people at Metric Halo hooked me up with the Metric Halo Production Bundle v2.

I’ve  taken some good time with the plugins with my team (pictured above) and put them to a proper test on lots of real projects.

It’s time to report back!

 

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A Reminder About Backups

Today is the World Backup Day. It’s a good chance to remind ourselves about the importance of backups.
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The Best Free VST / AU Plugins 2015

Best Free VST/AU Plugins 2015

 

A couple of years back I did a large review of the best free VST / AU plugins around at the time (in my opinion). It’s time to revise, because a lot has happened since then.

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Eiosis AirEQ Premium Review

A while back I received a copy of Eiosis AirEQ Premium to try out (thanks Eiosis). I’ve been using it now for a good couple of months – here are my thoughts.

AirEQ is a plugin designed by Fabrice Gabriel. Together with Steven Slate he is also responsible of many of the great Slate Digital plugins. So needless to say I had pretty high expectations of this EQ.

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