A Reason To Link

April 6th, 2017
DAW

Choosing a DAW can be difficult – from Pro Tools to Reaper, each has its own pros and cons. Although you can try demo versions – and Reaper is actually free – it can take quite a bit of time to get to know a program well enough to really leverage its potential…
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Capture That Hot Take

February 28th, 2017
DAW

It’s the last day of this year’s RPM challenge, and many participants are putting the final polish on their submissions. This year, I’ve returned to Reason after a long absence, and was pleased to discover its new compositing functionality…
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Living As A Musician

January 23rd, 2017
sales and promotion

Becoming a rockstar is still an aspiration for millions of people, but the percentage of musicians who actually become wealthy through their art is vanishingly small – and perhaps even declining…
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Introducing… Canabrism’s 2×2

December 31st, 2016
digital music

Just as 2016 draws to a close, it’s time to reveal this year’s RPM challenge album from Canabrism. This is a two disc bonanza of ambient sounds for the soporific connoisseur…
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Mixing Versus Arrangement

November 28th, 2016
DAW

One of the great things about mixing in a DAW is that you can basically add as many tracks as your system can handle; but if you don’t arrange your music carefully, the end result can be a muddy mess that no amount of mixing can fix…
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Sampling The World Of Music

October 28th, 2016
live performance

There are still those who dismiss sampling as derivative re-hashing of other people’s work, but in truth the potential of sampling extends the reach of musicians into new avenues much as (then) new technologies like the piano once did…
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Tributes To The History Of Computer Music

September 28th, 2016
digital music

Now well known as a central figure in the Allies’ efforts to break the Nazi Enigma code, Alan Turing also played a notable role in the history of computer music…
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Build A Better Groove

August 25th, 2016
music technology

Rhythm is one of the most primal building blocks of our musical experience; everyone can bash out some sort of rhythm, but what makes a good groove?
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Build Your Own Music Production PC

July 25th, 2016
DAW

Although computing is becoming increasingly mobile, and you can now make music on your laptop, tablet or phone, it’s still recommended to have a desktop computer at the core of your home studio. In fact, building your own can be a very cost effective route to take…
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The Return of Reason

June 28th, 2016
DAW

As an introduction to the world of digital audio production, Propellerhead’s Reason is definitely high on the recommended list. But with its ninth incarnation, there’s plenty there for seasoned pros too…
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