The Best Top 5 Free Music Instrument Apps for iPad

The best top 5

[fresh_divider style=”dotted”] I’ve decided to list my best top 5 free music instrument apps to help people who just spent all their money on a iPad but have no money left for apps. Well, here are a few apps to get you started. I tried to put a list together with apps you can do […]

Choosing A Microphone Pre-Amp

choosing a pre-amp

[fresh_divider style=”dotted”] Pre-Amps are important just like microphones and for years I would take them both for granted. When I first got started into recording I never took Pre-amps and microphones serious and my first recordings were real lo fi sounding. Back then I thought the only thing important was the Emcee, DJ, MPC and […]

Akai MPC Software 1.4 Missing VST Help

MPC Software 1.4

[fresh_divider style=”dotted”] Akai released MPC Software 1.4 update for the masses this week but the net has been flooded with users complaining of problems with missing VSTs after install. If you have a computer running 64 bit, you will run into this problem of missing plug-ins. If your OS is 64bit the MPC software will automatically be setup […]

Akai MPC Renaissance/Studio Workaround Until 1.4

Akai MPC Renaissance/Studio

[fresh_divider style=”dotted”] Since the introduction of the Akai MPC Renaissance and Studio, many have complained of how buggy the software is and I’ve experienced many of those bugs. I’ve found workarounds to help me with my goals and I thought I should share some of my ideas with you. These workarounds are suited for mac […]

3 Tips For Digging Vinyl Records to Build Collection

Vinyl record collection

[fresh_divider style=”dotted”] You ever see those YouTube videos or documentaries of your favorite producer with 60,000 records? A person from the outside looking in are imaging how can I get that many records. Some of these producers collected records since they were 8 years old so trying to build a collection of 60,000 is nearly […]

Teenage Engineering OP-1 Drum Kit Building by CUCKOO

Teenage engineering op-1

[fresh_video url=”http://youtube.com/watch?v=vJwU8utM7iE”] [fresh_divider style=”dotted”] [fresh_dropcap]CUCKOO[/fresh_dropcap] seems to have mastered the Teenage Engineering OP-1 and I think his tips on the device can be translated using any analog or virtual synth. This is good information for fellow beatmakers out there. I thought this would inspire peeps in the Boom Bap field to push the envelope with drums. If any thing, […]

Making Beats with Hardware or Software

Akai mpc ren

Making beats for hip hop is a fun experience. There are no rules but some have a preference for what they feel is better. The benefits of a hardware sampler/drum machine is that it’s a self contain machine and you can turn it on and get busy making your next hit. With software you get […]

The Basic Concepts of EQ

eq

I wanted to write about EQ because I think many don’t know how to use it properly. This is not a detailed how to use EQ post. It’s a article covering the basics but it should help you on your quest for sonic perfection. With the plethora of software and cheap computers, average Joes have the opportunity […]

Acoustic Treatment for Home Studio

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Getting acoustic treatment for your studio should be high on the list. Buying expensive studio gear will help but for the overall sound engineering, you need a treated room. When I say treated I mean, using acoustic tiles, diffuser and bass traps. I never understood this concept until I started going to studios to mix my […]

Cables Are Important

Cables

So you bought the latest greatest synthesizer, a computer loaded with plugins, audio sound interface, mics and monitors. All those things are great but one thing many fail to think about are cables. For many years I spent tons of money on the latest gear but still had a hard time getting my music to […]