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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Introducing… Canabrism’s ‘Half Measures’

May 9th, 2016
sales and promotion

After a bonanza year for Canabrism albums in 2014 – when ‘A New Suit for Susan‘ and ‘Why Do You Think‘ were released – last year was plagued by a distinct lack of any Canabrism release whatsoever. Until now, that is…
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Why Pitch Is Relatively Important

April 11th, 2016
music technology

If you have a digital instrument tuner, chances are it’s working at standard concert pitch (A440) where the A above middle C is set at a frequency of 440Hz. There are some people, however, who feel this may not be the ideal system…
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Making Music Production Accessible

March 9th, 2016
live performance

Creating (and indeed listening to) music has wide-reaching benefits which extend from the personal to the social; it can enhance wellbeing, increase interpersonal bonds and provides a valuable outlet for creativity. But what if you are unable to play any traditional instruments?
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Recording Vocals In A Home Studio

February 10th, 2016
DAW

It’s that time of year again when musicians’ thoughts turn to the RPM Challenge, and the task of recording an entire album in the month of February. If you’re laying down some vocal tracks, here are some tips to work with…
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