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Free ChucK sound coding is now in Unreal Engine – and it’s a big deal

Free ChucK sound coding is now in Unreal Engine – and it’s a big deal

What happens when ChucK, the free elegant and fast sound coding environment, comes to Unreal Engine, the free-for-most-users game engine that’s also a motion graphics and live audiovisual tool? Nerdy magic, that’s what — a reason to turn off your phone alerts and hide and make the immersive AV world of your dreams. Or pretend […]

Zepherin Saint remixes Jorge Bezerra’s Mojubá

Zepherin Saint remixes Jorge Bezerra’s Mojubá

This Grammy Award-winning Musician has worked alongside many great artists throughout his career, notably on Ludovic Navarre’s ST GERMAIN project, on stage with the wonderful Melody Gardot and as an integral member of the JOE ZAWINUL Syndicate that allowed him to share the stage with other greats, such as HERBIE HANCOCK, CARLOS SANTANA and BOBBY […]

What (Almost) Everyone Gets Wrong About Sampling Rates — SonicScoop

What (Almost) Everyone Gets Wrong About Sampling Rates — SonicScoop

There’s a big misconception about how sampling rates work in audio. And I want to put it to rest. With proof! In today’s podcast episode, we’ll explore one of the most pernicious myths about sample rate: That with too few samples, the shape of the original waveform can become skewed or misrepresented. It kind of […]

How to Sample Music: Sampling Vinyl and Downloading Samples

How to Sample Music: Sampling Vinyl and Downloading Samples

Learn how to sample vinyl records, where to download royalty-free samples that you can use in your music, and how to chop and manipulate samples. Sampling music is an exciting way to create something new out of existing sounds. This blog will teach you how to sample vinyl records and turn them into fresh beats. […]

Abel – Can’t Let You Go (feat. Rona Ray)

Abel – Can’t Let You Go (feat. Rona Ray)

► STREAM & DOWNLOAD Can’t Let You Go featuring Rona Ray’ is the first single lifted from the ‘COSMIC LAW’ album. It showcases the earthy vocals of the talented Rona Ray and features a beautiful Rhodes piano line driving a somewhat melancholy vibe. Rona’s voice dances around the hook as she delivers a wonderful performance. Can’t […]

Acon Digital launches stem separation plugin, Remix

Acon Digital launches stem separation plugin, Remix

Acon Digital has released an AI-powered stem separation plugin called Remix, claiming it’s the “first plugin capable of real-time separation of instrument groups.” Although recent plugins such as Serato Sample 2.0 are capable of stem separation, Acon Digital has stressed its claim that Remix is the first plugin that separates stems in real-time. So, how […]

Native Instruments Releases Music Production Suite 6 – Synthtopia

Native Instruments Releases Music Production Suite 6 – Synthtopia

Native Instruments today announced Music Production Suite 6, a collection that includes more than 30 plugins across NI, iZotope, and Brainworx product lines, including new versions of Ozone, Nectar, and Guitar Rig. Here’s what they have to say about it: “Music Production Suite 6 leverages AI-powered processing to provide a customized starting point for every […]

This Week In Music > FutureMusic the latest news on future music technology DJ gear producing dance music edm and everything electronic

This Week In Music > FutureMusic the latest news on future music technology DJ gear producing dance music edm and everything electronic

NYU Study Reveals A New Song Has 5 Seconds To Hook A Listener Although the methodology of this NYU Study, certainly has its flaws, the takeaway is that researchers evaluated why people love and hate different songs and found that they typically know if they like a song within a 5 brief seconds of listening. […]

10 Plugins for Mixing With Headphones (+ Production Tips) — Pro Audio Files

10 Plugins for Mixing With Headphones (+ Production Tips) — Pro Audio Files

Article Content Anyone who’s attempted to regularly produce music in a space shared with others who may not be particularly appreciative of being exposed to studio monitors blaring at 85+ dB for hours and hours on end has likely thought of using headphones as a monitoring alternative. Cans are an attractive option for those who […]

TR-8S owners can get a free sound pack from Underground Resistance’s Recon X

TR-8S owners can get a free sound pack from Underground Resistance’s Recon X

If you want to be inspired to discover more futuristic potential lurking inside your everyday Roland machine, where better to look than Detroit’s legendary Underground Resistance? Recon X produced a free Production Pack for the TR-8S that’s pure fire. It seems like the Japanese Roland channel at least carried this: Underground Resistance: Escape the Chains […]

Mr OFFBeat Debut

Mr OFFBeat Debut

Mr OFFBeat aka Xabier Garayalde co-founder of Wagon Cookin’ and KYODAI is releasing his first solo EP on the acclaimed record company ATJAZZ.

Release date: 18 august 2023.

The Best Small Diaphragm Condenser Mics, Compared [Video] — SonicScoop

The Best Small Diaphragm Condenser Mics, Compared [Video] — SonicScoop

Join Justin Colletti as he compares the best small diaphragm condenser mics on drums, guitars and more. This roundup and shootout features the JZ BT 202, AKG C 451B, Shure SM81, Neumann KM184, Schoeps MK4, sE Electronics sE8, and Rode NT3. Big thanks to JZ Microphones for helping make this shootout possible. Thanks also to […]

What Is a Preamp? Do I Need One?

What Is a Preamp? Do I Need One?

In this blog post, we’ll demystify preamps by taking a look at what they are, how they work, and why they’re so important. We’ll explore different types of preamps, like warm and rich tube preamps, clear and reliable solid-state preamps, as well as hybrid preamps. You’ll also learn about specific preamp applications, including how they’re […]

8 of our favourite moments in My Forever Studio Season Five

8 of our favourite moments in My Forever Studio Season Five

Season Five of the My Forever Studio podcast, in partnership with Audient, had it all: emotion, scandal, laughter… sofas. Morphing into much more than a podcast that simply sees producers, musicians and engineers dream up their fantasy studio, this riveting season was crammed full of anecdotes, unique production tips and straight-up whacky moments. Unless you’ve […]

Sequential OB-6 vs Oberheim OB-X8 Compared – Synthtopia

Sequential OB-6 vs Oberheim OB-X8 Compared – Synthtopia

The latest Miles Away video offers a head-to-head comparison between the Sequential OB-6 and the Oberheim OB-X8 synthesizers, two of Tom Oberheim’s greatest synth designs ever. The OB-X8 is a fantastic synth and a joy to use, but the OB-6 is a better value. Which one is best? Check out the video and share your […]

AI in Music Production — Tools, Terminology and Implementation — Pro Audio Files

AI in Music Production — Tools, Terminology and Implementation — Pro Audio Files

Article Content Introduction Artificial Intelligence (AI) is revolutionizing the way music is produced, opening up new possibilities for creators and changing the way we listen to and interact with music. From songwriting and composing to mixing and mastering, AI is being used in a variety of ways to enhance the music production process. In this […]

Avalon Emerson says digging for new music is a “dying pastime”

Avalon Emerson says digging for new music is a “dying pastime”

Avalon Emerson, electronic music artist and leading member of band The Charm, has recently commended digital music recommendation tools, describing traditional, less time-effective methods as a “dying pastime”. Emerson, co-founder of Buy Music Club – ‘a place for creating and browsing lists of independent music purchasable on Bandcamp’ – and record label Another Dove, made […]

8 Techniques for Compressing Vocals in a Mix — Pro Audio Files

8 Techniques for Compressing Vocals in a Mix — Pro Audio Files

Article Content In any style of music that includes vocals as a featured element, an intelligible vocal — appropriately processed to work alongside the other elements of the arrangement — is key to a successful production. Compression, which can do so much more than control the dynamics of a signal, is one of the essential […]

9 Tips for Recording Strings — Pro Audio Files

9 Tips for Recording Strings — Pro Audio Files

Article Content There’s really nothing like the way a great string arrangement can elevate a recording of a song. Even though I’m a string player, I stand by that last sentence as a statement of objective fact, and not my own (very biased) opinion. Prove me wrong! Sample libraries have provided a way to add […]

14 Favorite Channel Strip Plugins (+ Mix Tips) — Pro Audio Files

Article Content Before the days of large recording consoles, mixers comprised of modular amplifiers (such as the groundbreaking 610 by Bill Putnam Sr. and Universal Audio, which included a preamp, equalizer, three program outputs and an echo send) were used to send and process individual channels of audio. Technology (and the associated vernacular) evolved, and […]

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