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Dolby Atmos and Spatial Audio – The Future Of Audio Is Here

Dolby Atmos and Spatial Audio Are You Listening? Unless you’ve been underground for the past few weeks, you couldn’t have missed one of the biggest developments in the world of sound – Apple recently announced that Apple Music customers will now have access to industry-leading sound quality thanks to the addition of Spatial Audio, which includes Dolby Atmos support. Artists can use Spatial Audio to create immersive audio experiences for their listeners, complete with full multidimensional sound and clarity. Starting next month, Apple Music users will get access to these new services at no additional cost. Now, before we get into what it means for you as producers and listeners, let’s take a look at what Dolby Atmos really is.      What Is Dolby Atmos?   Source: Tom’s Guide, 2019   Dolby Atmos is touted as one of the most advanced audio technologies available on new soundbars and home

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Is Push the ultimate Ableton controller? An all-in-one workflow

Is Push The Ultimate Ableton controller?   With the range and variety in today’s market for MIDI Controllers in music production – does the Ableton Push 2 still hold its name of being the forefront of MIDI controllability? This article dives into this, by comparing the Push 2 with other MIDI Controllers that boast an all-in-one workflow.     What Are MIDI Controllers?   MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) controllers are devices that can’t create sounds by themselves, but rather – control the interface of the DAW. This allows users to have functionality beyond the limitations of the computer keyboard and trackpad. A controller usually has various buttons, knobs, or sliders that are mapped to the DAW by default, or can be custom mapped. This can be extremely helpful while performing your music live or even in the studio as it helps with maintaining a certain kind of workflow during

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KVR Challenge 2021 – Download Free Plugins From This Year

KVR Challenge 2021 What is the KVR Challenge?    KVR Audio is an online, global community dedicated solely to music and audio applications. They are perhaps best known for hosting the KVR Developer challenge, where developers submit their plugins and the best ones are upvoted by the community. The best part? All plugins are free to download.   In a world with a rising number of bedroom producers, there is a real need to create new sounds and stand out from the pack. New plugins can help a producer do just that. Furthermore, some of the plugins from this year have simple & stripped back user interfaces. Some existing plugins, while powerful and effective, can be quite intimidating to use –  especially for producers who are just starting out.     Five cash prizes are awarded to the top entries and a wildcard pick. Prize money is sponsored by the community-funded

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Beat Lab Academy – Now Available Worldwide

Beat Lab Academy   Beat Lab Academy is an Ableton Certified Training Center born in Los Angeles, California. It’s the brainchild of Yeuda Ben-Atar, who founded the school in 2014. Unsatisfied with how modern music production was being taught via archaic methods – he decided to start a unique music production school with a community-driven focus in Eagle Rock, LA.  Seven years on from that inception, the school has outgrown its humble home on Colorado Boulevard, as its online course has attracted students from Mexico all the way to Japan. The pandemic in 2020, and the rise of online – has only accelerated its worldwide growth. In this article, we bid farewell to our physical campus, and reflect on some of the fond memories there – as we welcome this next chapter of our growth. Our Origin Story Yeuda’s Journey  It all started with our founder & Head Of Education

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What Games Can Teach You About Music

What Games Can Teach You About Music Games and music have always been intricately intertwined.  Red Brick highlights how music completes the video game experience through sound symbolism as well as movement. It would be difficult to separate the ominous setting of Dark Souls from its soundtrack. Or to experience the speed of Super Mario Odyssey without the melody that follows in the background.    The 8-bit era of games is a rabbit hole worthy of exploring.  These original game sounds were some of the first to be synthesized using computer chips as opposed to samples of audio recordings imported into the game.  These sounds have become iconic and have weaved their way through pop culture for decades.  With nostalgia for 8-Bit era aesthetics and sounds at an all-time high, we are seeing musicians draw inspiration from these vintage games and sounds in new and innovative ways.   The genres

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EQ Eight Explained – More Than Just Cuts & Boosts

EQ Eight Explained What Is An Equalizer? Have you ever noticed the “Bass” and “Treble” options on an amplifier? Or the “Low, Mid, High” filters on a DJ Mixer? Chances are you’ve used an equalizer (or EQ)  in some way or another. An equalizer is a device that can increase or decrease a specific range of frequencies in a track. In music production, EQ’s help producers reduce problematic frequencies, enhance musical ones, and help shape the overall sound to achieve depth & clarity. In this article, you’ll get an overview of a popular, modern equalizer – and a breakdown of the types of filters found in it.  All About EQ Eight So what does a modern EQ look like? Watch the video below to see our head of education, Yeuda Ben-Atar, take you through the ins and outs of Ableton’s “EQ Eight” – the stock EQ that comes with Ableton

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