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Review: The Mixing Engineer’s Handbook

Title: [amazon_link id=”1598632515″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]The Mixing Engineer’s Handbook[/amazon_link][amazon_link id=”1598632515″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ][/amazon_link] Subtitle: Second Edition Author: Bobby Owsinski Publisher: Thomson Course Technology ISBN-10: 1598632515 Price: 19$/26€ Pages: 233 Content: The Mixing Engineer’s Handbook is written as a guide to the professional sounding mix. It starts out with a brief history of mixing.

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How to Make an Inventory of Your Hard Drives – List Your Finder Window

Working with high-resolution video or high quality audio it is inevitable to accumulate a number of external hard drives or solid state drives in order to provide enough room for storage of projects. If you want to be on the save site and backup your files, you need even more disk space. A couple of

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F.A.Q. Pro Tools – Problems Solved, Questions Answered

[amazon_link id=”B006PKIJ16″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ][/amazon_link] This post is a small experiment but hopefully a great resource for solutions to frequent problems and answeres to questions about Pro Tools. As you notice correctly there is no content yet to find here. The Idea behind it is that you ask questions about Pro Tools and I

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How to Record What You Hear ( Built-in Output ) for Mac

Every Mac or Computer user comes across the moment when he or she simply wants to record what he hears through his speakers. Let it be a show on your favorite life stream radio or audio samples from that funny talk on YouTube. It doesn’t matter what it is (if it doesn’t infringe the copyright

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How to Find Out the Sample Rate and Bit Depth of an Audio File

There is an easy and quick way to find out the current sample rate and bit depth of any give audio file in any format. Open your audio file with the QuickTime player Open the Movie Inspector by clicking “Window>Show Movie Inspector” in the menu or simply by hitting ⌘+I  ( Command  I ) Under

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The Most Useful Pro Tools Shortcuts

Every good audio engineer or producer knows his digital audio workstation. 99% of them learned some or more shortcuts to save time, money and nerves. In this article, I present the most useful Protools shortcuts in order to help you ( and me ) increase our workflow in Pro Tools to hopefully create some great

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How To Send MIDI From Max Msp To Logic

It took me a while to figure out how to send MIDI from Max MSP to Logic and how to split different MIDI channels to different instruments. To do so you don’t need to rewire Max to Logic but simply send the data to the right address in the correct way. This is how it

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Granular Synthesis: One Simple Step to Make Gold Out of Crap in Music Even If It Is Rebecca Black

There is one simple and easy step to make gold out of crap in music: stretching or slowing down. When you stretch a song five or more times with the right technique you create a relaxing soundscape and therefore made gold out of crap. The following two headlines go a bit deeper in the material

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Game of Sound – (by Conway’s Game of Life)

The Game of Sound is a small project of mine where I combined a simple 11 by 16 step sequencer with the principles of Conway’s Game of Life. I used Max/MSP to program it and simple FM-synthesis to create the sounds.   Game of Life   Conway’s Game of Life is an automation that follows

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Pas de Deux – The Minimal Music Machine

The Minimal Music Machine is a project of mine in cooperation with three ambitious students of fine arts. It was finished in June 2012 and exposed at the Electron in Breda, the Netherlands. The idea to create an interactive object that generates minimal music originates from a creative group process. The Process Working together with

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