Why It’s the Perfect Time to Learn Music Production What does learning music production have to offer that other investments may not? Well, plenty! We’re to tell you all about the hidden benefits to an education in music production you probably aren’t aware of. Continue below to see what we’re talking about! Transferable Skills With all the uncertainty in the world right now, your first thought may not be to spend money on larger expenses. Investing in education of any sort, especially music production, may seem at odd’s end. Guess again. Investing in music production education is EXACTLY the thing you should do. There are so many benefits that extend beyond the immediate knowledge you’ll gain. You’ll learn all about music theory, rhythm, songwriting, sound design, performing, and engineering, each of which will help you develop skills that you can bring into other areas of your life. Courses …Read More
Mixed In Key is pleased to introduce Mixed In Key Studio Edition, the award-winning key detection tool as a VST/AU plugin. The Studio Edition of Mixed In Key allows producers to instantly analyze sounds and samples inside a DAW and accurately match them to a production or DJ mix. Mixed In Key Studio Edition is available from the Mixed in Key website for $58.00. In this article we’ll go over the newest features available in Mixed in Key and a short review of the plugin! Read below. New Features The Studio Edition plugin allows users to analyze samples or MIDI Instrument Audio, identify detailed notation data and establish the root key. The note percentage tells you how closely notes match your samples. Key results can be viewed using Flat, Sharp or Camelot wheel notation. Mixed In Key helps you create mashups, put your acapellas in key with the rest of …Read More
What Is It? Steinberg is the creator of the audio application software format – VST. VST stands for Virtual Studio Technology, and it is the world’s most widely supported standard for plug-ins and virtual instruments Released in 1996, VST was a major step in the evolution of the recording studio. Virtual instruments were now possible to emulate, recreate and even replace their hardware companions. VST3 is the most recent version of the software, and the best version yet. Improvements have been made to increase stability and efficiency. What’s the Big Deal? Open Standard VST offers so much to modern music productions. With it, we can seamlessly integrate virtual effects processing and virtual instruments into our DAWs. Thanks to the developers who make our favorite plugins, we can use them neatly packaged in a standardized format. The biggest plugin developers have contributed to the growth of the VST format. Companies like, …Read More
Next Level Vocals – iZotope Nectar 3 with Melodyne 4 Essential iZotope has released their newest version of the vocal processing plugin Nectar 3. This is the next addition to their growing ecosystem of ‘smart’ plugins with assistive technology. In this article, we’ll run through all of the effects modules in Nectar 3, and tell you what we think of them. Then, we’ll give a quick run through of Melodyne Essential 4 which comes bundled with each copy of Nectar 3. iZotope Nectar 3 We tested out Nectar 3 using Ableton Live 10 and compared its effects to a combination of Soundtoys and Ableton Live’s native effects. We found it incredibly easy to replicate the sound between the two. This speaks to the ease and power that Nectar 3 brings to the table. Continue below to learn more. What Is It? Nectar 3 is the newest version of the multi-effects plugin, …Read More
Top 5 Free VST Plugins: October 2018 We’ve been posting about free downloads for a while now, and now we have a compilation of the latest free plugins from this month. Read below for descriptions of this month’s most awesome plugins. They are each available to download for free! 1. SimpleSide SimpleSide is a volume automation plugin developed by Armando Montanez. This plugin is very useful for simulating sidechain compression or other LFO tempo-synced effects. With this plugin, you can add an unlimited amount of curves. Amazing. Adjust the rate to change the synced up trigger, and use the blend knob to adjust the amount of dry signal heard relative to the effected signal. Add an envelope follower following this plugin and you have a seriously powerful plugin that is totally free. Download here. 2. Nightlife Nightlife is an awesome virtual synthesizer by Acoustica. It features …Read More
Revoice Pro 4 – Tune, Double, and Warp Audio Better SynchroArts just released the newest version of their incredible audio tuning, doubling, and warping software Revoice Pro, with Revoice Pro 4. Many updates have been made to the software which makes it even more powerful than it already was. In this article, we’ll give you a rundown of the newest features before showing you how to use the most handy features. If you had a chance to read our article on Revoice Pro 3 then you will notice similarities within this article, because many features remain the same between Revoice Pro 3 and Revoice Pro 4 we decided to re-use some of our overview from the earlier article; consider this post an update to the article on Revoice Pro 3. Audio Performance Transfer Music & Dialog Modes What makes Revoice Pro 4 so different from Melodyne or any other …Read More
Max for Cats just released their newest soft-synth and it is jam-packed with some powerful features. The system includes an individual synth module, "the Quad" which is 4 of the synths stacked into one instrument, and the SEQ8 step sequencer.Read More
This week we'll be doing a review of the blog/label submission service - SubmitHub. The service was created by Jason Grishkoff of Indie Shuffle for the purpose of simplifying the song submission process, he knew that blogs/labels want music and that artists want exposure, reviews, and signing. In Josh's own words, "The goal of the website is to centralize the disorganized process of submitting to music blogs. We're here to help curators and artists connect. It's up to them to take it from there :) ".
We had a chance to see the blog review process from the beginning and wanted to share the experience with you.