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.
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
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.
A 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!
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.
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.
Industry Spotlight is a new interview series dedicated to introducing interesting music industry companies and software developers, sharing their insight and showing you some of what’s going on behind the scenes.Continue Reading
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.
I love Ableton Live. It taps into your imagination. There’s so much you can do with Ableton it never ceases to amaze me.
I like to learn and immerse myself with new ideas by watching YouTube videos. For this post I’ve put together a few great Ableton tutorial videos as examples of what is possible when great software design meets creative individuals. Let’s have a look.