How many compressors do you need? I have bought many compressors in my life. Way too much I should say. Because at the moment I am only using one, the Fircomp 1. Why is it so great? The cool thing about the Fircomp is that even with the attack at 0 it still sounds great! […]
Author Archive | Marco Raaphorst
Last week I did a gig in Tilvoli Vredenburg, Utrecht, for Dutch television. It was a live recording for a new music series called On Stage by the VPRO and it was broadcasted yesterday evening.
Today Reason Studios announced Reason+, a subscription based version of Reason which includes all Reason Studios instruments, effects and players. The coolest part of the deal is that every subscriber will be able to add new Sound Packs to R+ which Reason Studios will make available weekly.
Spotify uses loudness references for normalising the loudness of a track. Creating new sound issues…
Maybe you’ve seen the video of Tom Holkenborg (Junkie XL) in which he’s making the announcement that he’s selling all his gear. It’s a great story.
Reason 1.0 was released on November 22, 2000. I fell in love with the program and bought it straight away.
EQ changes the levels of the frequencies in an audio signal. It doesn’t change the dynamics of these frequencies though. But it can change the overall dynamics. How?
Maybe I am a bit too neurotic when it comes to sound quality. I have tested many devices using a pure sine wave and checking its frequency spectrum with a spectrum analyser. On other days I felt like “WTF it just sounds great!”
Reading the news about the death of Eddie van Halen I noticed that many journalists are not aware of his musical background and the cultural environment he grew up in.
Impulse Responses for cabinet simulation are often offered in sample rate flavours like 44.1, 48, 88.2 and 96 kHz. What sample rate should you choose?
My new song ‘Terug in Den Haag’ is based on the famous text by Louis Couperus ‘Een Hagenaar terug in Den Haag’. The song was intended for the ‘Haagse Songfestival’ but that was canceled due to the corona crisis, which is why I decided to release the song today.
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.