The free TubeDriver, a tube amplifier emulation plug-in created by Nick Crow is my favourite for some time now. It even beats expensive well known plug-ins.
Europa by Reason is a waveshaper synth, it can change the shape of the wave/oscillator. And by changing the waveshape you’re actually changing the harmonics. Europa is not only a great sounding synth it is also a great analytics tool for learning about harmonics, shaping a waveform.
Back in the day, I was asked by Propellerhead to design patches for Reason. The Props needed many patches for the Factory Sound Bank and one of the most important type of sounds the Props wanted us sound designers to program was what we call Bread & Butter sounds.
I have been so impressed by the sonic possibilities of the Europa synth by Reason so I decided to make a package for it containing 132 80s tribute sounds. Many of them will bring back memories of the classic synths like the Mono/Poly or the Prophet 5.
There’s a lot written about the diminished chord and its uses but a lot of it is bullshit in my opinion. So let’s set the record straight.
Allihoopa was an interesting platform for collaboration using mobile apps. But on January 17th, 2019 Allihoopa (allihoopa.com) will be turned off and all the data will be removed.
On Facebook in The Art Of Noise Online group a video was posted of Art Of Noise performing Absolute by Scritti Politti. This is no coincidence since Gary Langan was the mixing engineer of Absolute and J. J. Jeczalik did the fantastic Fairlight programming.
Today I listened to the interview with mastering engineer Glenn Schick on The Mastering Show podcast. Nowadays he’s only using headphones for mastering.
Let’s play a game. I have 12 cards, with for every unique note one card. So C, C#, D, D# and so on.
Our western scale system, based on the major scale (and relative church scales like Dorian, Mixolydian etc), seems to be following the mathematics and physics when pitching tones.