Audio Software

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Remember the days of manually patching in three or four pieces of outboard equipment to create the ultimate vocal chain? Or are you new to recording, and is the whole idea of an effects chain baffling to you? When mainstream recording went digital, so did the mindset: you simply opened up multiple plug-ins for different processors to achieve the sound.

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1 year ago
Hands-on Review

If you're a beginner or a professional engineer, you've most likely had  this painful experience at one point or another: sitting there, tweaking EQs and filters, trying to salvage a busted clip of audio to make it usable for a project. What has brought you the misery this time?

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Hands-on Review

Ableton's Live digital audio workstation software has become a very popular platform for music making, live performance and DJ'ing. Live 9 is the latest version, featuring improved MIDI editing functions, audio-to-MIDI conversion, improved effects and a redesigned browser.

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Native Instruments has announced the arrival of the latest version of their comprehensive instruments and effects bundles: Komplete 9 and Komplete 9 Ultimate. If you’re not familiar with these products, they provide a vast array of software based sound creation tools for both Windows and Mac computers.

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Tips and Solutions

One way you can offset the overall cost of a wedding is this: take on the task of providing the music yourself. Obviously, creating a do-it-yourself wedding DJ system will require a bit more effort on your part.

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Hands-on Review

Trending topics on Twitter change rapidly from one minute to the next, but in the world of electronics manufacturing, trends evolve slowly, often taking an entire calendar year to surface. Here at B&H, we’re among the first to get our hands on the latest professional and consumer equipment, and we’re always looking for new trends in the products.

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2 years ago
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After three long years of development, Ableton has finally announced the new version of their flagship product: Live 9. The Berlin-based company also introduced a unique grid-style instrument/controller called Push. If you’re unfamiliar with Ableton Live, the hottest new feature in Live 9 likely may not seem too significant, but read more.

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Digital Performer 8 from MOTU is a comprehensive software application that enables you to create elaborate multi-track recordings, mixes and sound design for moving images. There are a number of standout features in the new version, such as support for 64- or 32-bit operation, Mac and PC compatibility, a new HD-capable video engine, 17 new included effects plug-ins and much more.

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2 years ago
Hands-on Review

The eXplorer II bundle from Rob Papen delivers a very rounded collection of multi platform and multi format plug-ins for electronic music production. The bundle features nine components including various synthesizer types and effects. In this fifteen minute video, the presenter delivers a quick but detailed tour of each plug-in, along with some useful audio examples.

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2 years ago
Hands-on Review

Software manufacturers are constantly looking for ways to improve their products, and with advances in audio-to-graphics technology, we’ve seen several new products recently that represent audio elements as colors in some form or another. One of these is R-MIX from Roland. 

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2 years ago
Tips and Solutions

When most people record audio in stereo, they usually go to the most common mic configurations, such as a matched pair of microphones arranged in an X/Y pattern, or possibly those same matched mics in an ORTF pattern for a wider stereo field. 

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Hands-on Review

When you’re shooting a video or recording music, it’s generally considered taboo to rely on fixing problems in post, rather than getting them right the first time. After all, if you record something properly, there will be no need to fix it later. 

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2 years ago
Hands-on Review

There are a vast number of powerful music-making apps available for the new iPad, but if you’re interested in creating tunes with this ubiquitous touch device, one app that’s really worth checking out is the iOS version of GarageBand by Apple.

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2 years ago
Hands-on Review

A sports photographer needs a different set of tools than someone who shoots elementary-school portraits, and similarly, a wedding DJ often relies on different equipment than other kinds of DJs. 

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2 years ago
Tips and Solutions

The iPad has proven itself to be an outstanding tool for normal daily activities, like surfing the web in your pajamas. In the arena of music production, iPads have changed the script completely. Audio and MIDI apps are a perfect fit for Apple’s generously-sized multi-touch device.

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2 years ago

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