This the third and final part of my big free VST / AU plugin review. We truly have some great stuff lined up! In case you’re wondering, all of these plugins are compatible with both Mac and PC platforms. Continue Reading
I love Ableton Live. I’ve been using it for about 9 months now and I just keep running into new things. It’s a playground for music producers. I admire the design – it feels like Live is designed from ground up to foster creativity in electronic music production. I love watching how other people are using it.
Youtube is full of tutorials, but it’s not always easy to run into something really interesting or inspiring and well presented. I’ve been bookmarking some good ones since I started learning the software. So here are a few of the best Ableton Live tutorial videos I’ve come across. Have a look – you just might run into a game changer. I know I have.Continue Reading
There are a lot of great free plugins out there. However, I’ve always been put off by how difficult it is to spot the good ones from the masses of mediocrity.
So I decided to do something about it. For the past year I’ve been on a mission. I’ve been scouting the internet, lurking on forums, talking to people… And downloading tons of free plug-ins.
Most importantly I’ve been test driving everything on real projects to see how the plugins perform. It’s been a ton of work and I’m not easy to please… But starting today I’m happy to present you the results:
My view on the absolute best of the best of free VST/AU plugins out there at the moment.
Staring at the sun
Do you tend to stay up late in studio, staring at the computer screen? Ever have trouble sleeping afterwards?
Sleep deprivation sucks. Sleepless nights happen to me quite often and I hate it.
I have really come to value sleep and the importance of sufficient rest. Needless to say it has a huge effect on creativity and productivity.Continue Reading
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
So I’ve recently started dabbling in Ableton Live. Lots to learn. Here are some of my initial thoughts and first impressions.
I am an avid fan of the Native Instruments Maschine. I just love it. What strikes me the most is how it can be used in so many different ways. I’ve picked up a lot by watching videos on Youtube and observing how other people are using it. There are tons of Maschine tutorial videos out there. HOWEVER… That’s the problem.
Youtube has become infested with poorly produced crap “tutorials” that don’t really offer anything of interest to most people.
TAL-Dub 2 is a vintage style delay that squeeks and distorts as you push it’s limits. It’s a very well thought out little beast and I love the way it sounds.
There’s one simple but VERY annoying issue with Apple Logic that really bugs me.
This problem constantly occurs with stereo image.
You must sort it out in order to achieve a solid mix…
And yet Logic doesn’t have a straight up way for dealing with it!
Before all you Ableton or Cubase kids cream your twinkies… Your situation might not be much better so pay attention!