Entries by eddie

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Acustica Audio Gold 2

Acustica Audio have steadfastly adhered to their remit of providing genuine hardware topologies in software formats thus making ‘hardware’ available to all and at cringingly competitive prices. Their approach of using dynamic convolution to recreate hardware processors is both novel and potently effective, offering the user a wide range of genuinely comparable software equivalents. They […]

Samplecraze and Acustica Audio Win Win Win Deal!

Samplecraze and Acustica Audio join forces to bring you an insane two way deal! By purchasing from Samplecraze you qualify for a 30% discount on ANY Acustica Audio product purchase. To qualify for this limited ‘first come first serve’ offer you need to purchase a Samplecraze eBook or Video Book from here and then contact us […]

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Home Studio DIY Acoustic Treatment – Part 3

We now need to work on the Super Chunks. These fix into the 2 main corners of the room, directly in front and side of the bay area. These will be made from the damn Rockwool. The Chunks will be fixed from floor to ceiling and covering the whole corner areas. As we bought exactly enough […]

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Home Studio DIY Acoustic Treatment – Part 2

Acoustic Foam So, we now know how to build a bass trap Panel. Now the time has come to sort the foam out. The hardest part of working with acoustic foam is handling it. Man, that stuff is so delicate that a single fingernail scratch can cost you a bundle. You think I’m kidding huh? […]

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Home Studio DIY Acoustic Treatment – Part 1

It all began 6 months ago. I decided it was time to move house, office and studio, all in one hit. No one will ever know why I made this decision. In fact, after some serious rehab, I came to understand that people, normal people, do not make these kinds of decisions without thinking things […]

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The Karaoke Effect

The problem with most of these vocal removal plug-ins is the anomalies created through the process. There are a number of reasons why this process cannot be accomplished truthfully and completely. However, before I go into a diatribe of why this method is not too great, it might actually help if I described the process. […]

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Recycle – What is it and how do you use it?

Slicing, or chopping, samples is a process that is so common nowadays, and in most genres, that it has become recognised as a genuine engineering process. It is so accepted and widely used that most software manufacturers incorporate this function in their software designs. The most common slicing software are Recycle, Phatmatik Pro, Guru, most […]

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Quantise – What is it and how do you apply it?

Quantise Quantisation is the process of aligning a set of musical notes to conform to a grid. When you want to quantise a certain group of MIDI notes in a song, the program moves each note to the closest point on the grid. Invariably, the quantise value determines where on the grid the notes are […]

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Preparing to Sample – Using hardware samplers!

Preparation and Process Last month we touched on the digital process. This moth we are going to talk about the preparation, the signal path, dos and don’ts and what some of the terminology means. The most important part of the sampling process is the preparation. If you prepare properly, then the whole sampling experience is […]

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Multiband Compression

Also known as MB or MBC. These divide the incoming audio signal into multiple bands, with each band being compressed independently from the other. The beauty of this is that with full band compressors the whole signal is treated, so when a peak is detected, the whole signal is compressed and so other frequencies are also subjected to […]