Posted on 03/08/2016

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Voltage Controlled Switches

This way – or that way? The Voltage Controlled Switch is a less common module in a modular synth. As the name implies it is a circuit that can switch connections depending on voltage level. And it has some great creative potential. One way… Use 2 input sources, and let the switch determine which of the sources will […]

Posted on 26/07/2016

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Clean up your audio with surgical EQ

The odd sounds Most recording spaces show certain frequency anomalies in the form of resonances, standing waves, vents, electrical hisses and hums and background noises. Maybe the anomalies were not noticed during reccording, or perhaps it was impossible to remove them on site. But they will probably show up in mixing or post-production. Luckily there are […]

Posted on 13/07/2016

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Logic Pro X – Taming Flex Pitch

The Flex Pitch editor is a major addition to Logic Pro X, that has kept improving with each version of Logic. Although there is still room for improvements (Logic 10.2.3), Flex Pitch allows you to precisely tune and shape your vocals, with an editor resembling the standard keyroll. This tuning method is far superior to the often imprecise and […]

Posted on 26/06/2016

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Lost in the options

Too much of a good thing? Many electronic musicians and producers have gathered large collections of instruments, plug-ins and devices in order to be as flexible as possible. But in many cases this flexibility can slow down your creativity, as you are struggling to choose which option to use for the current task. Jack of all […]

Posted on 25/05/2016

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Forced limitations

How far can you go with one sound, if you use all available treatments to it? I’d dare to say about all the way to a finished piece of music. A single basic sound source can be treated to perform almost any musical role. This was actually also the basic philosophy behind the first analog […]

Posted on 24/05/2016

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Extreme Timestretching

Timestretching audio became a household term with the advent of Akai’s S-1000 sampler in 1988. A special feature in the sampler allows you stretch out the duration of the sample by adding extra samples that are interpolated values in between the original samples. This gives quite a dramatic and robotic effect, that was widely used […]