Yesterday I read the article ‘Hard Truths: Every Plugin Has a Downside’ that was published on LANDR. I asked myself: are these really Hard Truths like the writer Michael Hahn claims?
I will always record with the volume control(s) and tone control(s) fully open. This way I can capture the unaffected tone of my guitar(s). But I can still lower the treble of the sound using a simple EQ in my DAW in the same way as a tone control on the guitar would.
Back in the day we used this old saying: “you can’t fix it in the mix.” This is no longer true today since we can fix almost anything in the mix.
With Reason’s Grain device you can create the same sort of lively sounding hihats as on the old Linn LM-1 drummachine. I’ve created it as a free download.
Mixing engineers Tchad Blake and Andrew Scheps did a session at winter NAMM 2020 at the Mix with the Masters booth. A super interesting conversation.
On many drummachines, hardware and software, a drumhit at a certain velocity level will result in a predictable sound. So every time you hit that drumsound at the same level exactly the same sound will be produced.
A job for the BBC/RPI was a good reason to jump out of bed.
Yesterday Propellerhead announced Reason 11. It comes with some cool new features and new rack devices.
On 11 July 2019 I will be the keynote speaker of De Podcastshow which will be held at Pakhuis De Zwijger, Amsterdam. I will focus in particular on the changes that the podcast has caused in our media landscape.
The Multiband Dynamics device in Live is a great tool for de-essing a signal. So I made a super simple to use De-esser in Ableton Live 10 and which can be downloaded for free.
Since February 2017, every Friday evening at 8 o’clock, I send out the newsletter Podpraat filled with interesting news about podcasting for podcast fans and makers. This week Podpraat grew into a new Dutch service from Melodiefabriek: Podpraat – help with podcasting.
The Kuassa Amplifikation Matchlock amp simulator tries to mimic Fender amps. How good is it?