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.
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.