Studio & Production
Camel Crusher VST by Camel Audio Review

Camel Crusher VST by Camel Audio Review

Camel Crusher VST is an old skool VST that became famous for its simple design and cutting-edge sounds. It is primarily a distortion and saturation plugin with onboard controls for a filter and compression. It was acquired by Apple in 2015 and features from it were added into a stock plugin on Logic Pro X DAW ...

Converting PDF to MIDI (Optical Music Recognition)

Converting PDF to MIDI (Optical Music Recognition)

Optical Music Recognition (OMR) allows for the computers to read through PDF files of sheet music and convert them to MIDI files (or alternatively MusicXML format) This is essentially like OCR software for music. There are some free options for this kind of software out there, but they are often quite limited ...

Free Synthesia MIDI Files – Adding Songs to Synthesia

Free Synthesia MIDI Files – Adding Songs to Synthesia

Synthesia is a very useful software app to learn piano. With it you can learn how to play any song on a piano easily, essentially using your keyboard as a controller. The great thing about this is that you can add any song you like (using MIDI files), and the program will automatically read it and make it available ...

10 Great Max for Live Devices for Ableton Live

10 Great Max for Live Devices for Ableton Live

'Max for Live' is a creative platform that allows you to build instruments, effects, and tools for use inside the Ableton Live DAW. It is an incredibly powerful tool that often gets overlooked by music producers. From creating custom synths/samples to sequences to modifying Live clips to native devices, Max for ...

Solfege (What is it, Hand Signs, Benefits) – Do, Re, Me

Solfege (What is it, Hand Signs, Benefits) – Do, Re, Me

The name “Solfege” (English/French) or Solfeggio (Italian) is derived from the names of the two syllables of the system, Sol and Fa. It is system to learn basic concepts of music. In this post, we will explain how each system works in any given musical situation, their pros and cons, various hand signs and the ...

10 Easy Songs on Recorder (With Videos)

10 Easy Songs on Recorder (With Videos)

The recorder is such a popular and easy instrument to get started on. We’ve decided to put together a list of 10 easy songs that you can play on a recorder in no time at all! Apart from that, you can find some advice on what makes for an easy recorder song and what tunes you should pick when you're learning. 1. ...

The Best Ableton Live 10 Themes and Skins

The Best Ableton Live 10 Themes and Skins

If you're bored of the stock themes available in Ableton Live 10, then it's definitely worth installing some new ones. Making a change in the theme of the DAW meant that you could get a fresh view of things. Abelton Live 10 is a top of the line DAW that top producers and sound technicians use in their everyday ...

Cloudlifter (Is It Worth It, SM7B Mic, Fethead Comparison)

Cloudlifter (Is It Worth It, SM7B Mic, Fethead Comparison)

The Cloudlifter CL-1 by Cloud Microphones is an inline mic preamp. Its function is to provide a clean gain boost to your dynamic or ribbon microphone’s signal before it gets to your audio interface or mixer. Popular dynamic microphones such as the Shure SM7B or the Rode Pod Mic have a very low signal. That means that ...

Installing and Setting Up ASIO4All on Windows 10

Installing and Setting Up ASIO4All on Windows 10

ASIO4All is a free Windows tool that provides a generic high-performance audio driver for professional audio production in the absence of an audio interface with a dedicated driver. If you are a Windows user and you are not using a dedicated audio interface (such as a Focusrite Scarlett 4i4Focusrite Scarlett ...

ValhallaDSP VintageVerb Review

ValhallaDSP VintageVerb Review

VintageVerb continues ValhallaDSP’s excellent streak of ambiance plugins, with a rich, lush dreamy reverb emulating the hardware from the 80s. Excellent, lush sound right out the box Elegant, simple GUI Creative algorithm additions apart from standard ones ‘Color’ setting quickly imparts ...

What are DI Boxes? (Types, Benefits, Uses)

What are DI Boxes? (Types, Benefits, Uses)

The 'DI' in DI boxes refers to multiple names like Direct Insertion, Direct Injection, Direct Input, or Direct Interface. Fundamentally, DI boxes are used to take an unbalanced, high impedance signal and convert it to a balanced, low impedance signal. Unbalanced signals are prone to noise. Hence, it’s important to ...