Category Archives: Music Software

5 ways to abuse the compressor.

Compressors are fact of modern production. Super useful, but for both the beginner and the seasoned pro compression is often more confusing than you would like to admit. What is it doing? How do I use it? How much do … Continue reading

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Subtractive Synthesis 102 – Filter and ADSR

Welcome back…for those of you who don’t know, this is part 2 of our intro into subtractive synthesis. If you missed the beginning go here now. In the last post, we covered a little about subtractive synthesis and we started … Continue reading

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Loops and the Art of the One Shot.

Loops and One Shot… one you’ve probably heard of, the other maybe be not. Loops – simply put, are samples where the start and the end of the audio connect almost seamlessly. One Shot Looped – Originally to combat CPU … Continue reading

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Return to Sender

This week we’re going to delve further into the world of routing and getting our head around the digital version of plugging in cables. If you missed the last post, go here for an introduction to routing. Today we’ll look … Continue reading

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Signal Flow. The magic key to understanding music production

Signal Flow is one of those things that will in the beginning will seem like the most confusing thing in the world but once it’s in that brain of yours. I guarantee it seems like the most obvious thing ever. … Continue reading

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