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Synthesix – 6 different methods of making synth sounds

25/04/2012

Do you feel you’re in a rut with your productions?   Struggling to create new sounds?   Or simply on the lookout to expand your synthesized horizons? Well here are the synthesix – 6 different methods of synthesizing sounds… 1. Additive By giving complete control over every harmonic or partial in the sound, additive is one of the most versatile, but also difficult synthesis met...

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Synaesthesia – People who see Music

16/04/2012

192708-synaesthesia_large Have you ever seen someone wearing a painfully coloured T-shirt and thought to yourself; “Man, that’s a loud shade of green!”? Well, if that person suffers from synaesthesia, they might be thinking “Man, that’s a green shade of loud!” Synaesthesia is when stimulation of one sense involuntarily stimulates another sense.   In this article I’ll be talking ab...

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32 bit or 64 bit – how many bits do I really need, anyway?

14/03/2012

In the beginning… Before the onset of 64 bit programs, 32 bit was the previous standard. These bits allow programs to address cells in RAM (where data that a program needs quick access to is generally stored). With 32 available bits, that means only 4GB of RAM could actually be used. And some of that would generally be reserved by Windows/MacOS/Linux/Whatever obscure Operating System you...

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5 Weird Ways Music can Mess with the Human Brain

10/08/2011

rene The entire reason music exists is because of its almost magical ability to push your buttons. An upbeat song gets you going, a sad song makes you cry and drink. But the more science studies music’s effect on the human brain, the more bizarre things we discover. Here’s the big 5 countdown… 5. It Changes Your Ability to Perceive Time Hold music — the stuff you hear on the li...

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How to Make a Killer Mix – On Headphones!

12/01/2011

akg702 Have you been getting complaints from the neighbours about blaring your tunes at all hours? Or perhaps you’ve got a smaller setup where a decent-sized pair of monitors just isn’t feasible? Maybe it’s time to think about working on headphones a little bit more. It’s possible, but there are a few things to consider first. So read on… First of all, it may seem obvio...

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10 Interesting Instruments to Sample

18/11/2009

800px-Geophonephoto As anyone who has paid attention to mainstream hip hop will know, sampling is getting more and more obscure. Big-shot producers have taken instruments from the east, west, north, south and occasionally what sounds like the depths of space to create their tracks.   So I figured it would be helpful to see some of the more obscure instruments you could sample! Here are 10 interesting instruments to...

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