The old saying Less is More is losing its edge. It might be the other way around nowadays. And it’s us creatives who are the ones to blame. We are simply buying way too much stuff.
Author Archive | Marco Raaphorst
The Reason RV7000 device, which is available in all versions of Reason (Intro, Standard and Suite), is not only a high quality reverb processor, it also contains a zero-latency Convolution algorithm. This can be used for processing IR files for cabinet speaker simulation.
Friktion is a new Rack Extension created by Reason Studios. It’s a physical modeling synthesizer. It sounds and feels as a real acoustic instrument.
Instead of using an impulse response I created my own speaker filter using the Reason Scream 4 device. Check out how that sounds…
Recently I became aware of a rather new technique for modelling guitar amps, overdrive pedals and other non-lineair equipment. It’s called black-box modelling.
I stumbled upon the CHOW Tape Model plugin. And it’s great! But there’s more to it…
At the bookshop of the train station the title on the front of the new Sound On Sound triggered me: mixing on headphones. I LOVE headphones.
Recently some podcasters asked me for advice on a good compressor. Many of them are using tools like Audacity or Audition and are looking for external plugins. I am a fan of Klanghelm plugins, so I recommended the MJUC jr. It’s the little FREE brother of the MJUC.
Grijs is my new single. Out now. Lyrics by Karin Ramaker in Dutch. Grijs can be listened to on all streaming services.
The track Portrait of Lotte, 0 to 16 Years which I created in 2015 commissioned by Frans Hofmeester for his time-lapse video (which has almost 24 million views at the time of writing!) is now available as a remastered version.
Music theory relies almost entirely on church modes and considers the blues as an outsider. Yet almost all pop music since The Beatles is influenced by the distinctive mix of blues and church modes. It’s time to set the record straight.
Today I have added a new product to the Melodiefabriek shop: IR-03, a package of 9 different sounding Impulse Responses which were captured using my trusty old Palmer PDI-03 Speaker Simulator.