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13 Free Nexus Expansion Packs

13 Free Nexus Expansion Packs

ReFX Nexus is great for beat-making purposes. That said, a beatmaker/producer needs to have a large arsenal of sounds to create electrifying, thumping beats, and Nexus expansion packs are a great way to expand your sound library. There are several FREE Nexus expansion packs out there that can diversify and ...

24 Free Kontakt Libraries (2022)

24 Free Kontakt Libraries (2022)

There are plenty of free Kontakt libraries that can be used to expand your arsenal of sounds and effects. These offer many different instruments, sounds, beats, and samples with dynamic controls and sound-shaping capabilities for free. These libraries are a great way to improve the creative music-making process. ...

Autotune vs Melodyne – The Real Differences

Autotune vs Melodyne – The Real Differences

Autotune and Melodyne are both pitch correction tools, but they're different for three reasons. Autotune can be used live in real-time, whereas Melodyne can't. Autotune is monophonic, while Melodyne is polyphonic. Finally, Autotune is more obvious and creative, whereas Melodyne is more transparent. Before further ...

What to Do If Your AirPods Go Through the Wash

What to Do If Your AirPods Go Through the Wash

If your AirPods accidentally go through the wash, remove the AirPods from the case and dry all the items with a cloth or paper towel. Use a cotton swab to dry the inside of the charging case and other hard-to-reach areas. Then, let the AirPods dry for 12-24 hours before using or charging them.  This is a very ...

Logic Pro vs Pro Tools – Which is Better?

Logic Pro vs Pro Tools – Which is Better?

Logic Pro is an affordable digital audio workstation (DAW) perfect for beginner and experienced musicians, while Pro Tools is a high-cost industry-standard music program best suited for recording and editing audio. Both are extremely capable DAWs and are extensively used by music pros. Logic Pro and Pro Tools are ...

Ableton Live vs Pro Tools – Which is Better?

Ableton Live vs Pro Tools – Which is Better?

Ableton Live is an easy-to-use program with a focus on creating electronic tracks and performing live, while Pro Tools is best suited for mixing and mastering audio and recording live instruments. Both Ableton Live and Pro Tools are complete digital audio workstations (DAWs), but they approach music production in ...

The 7 Best CPUs for Music Production (2022)

The 7 Best CPUs for Music Production (2022)

CPU stands for the central processing unit. A CPU, also known as a processor, is the main processing unit of a computer and is generally composed of a control unit, a logical-arithmetic unit, and the main memory. In a nutshell, a CPU provides the power and instructions a computer needs to function. The quality of ...

Why Is There No Light Flashing On My AirPods? (Easy Fixes)

Why Is There No Light Flashing On My AirPods? (Easy Fixes)

No flashing light on AirPods can be due to several reasons. If there’s no light flashing on your AirPods, unpair your AirPods and reset them. If that doesn’t work, restarting your iPhone and disconnecting your AirPods from all of your devices should do the trick. How to Fix AirPods That Don’t Flash Any light ...

Can You Buy One AirPod? (Everything You Need To Know)

Can You Buy One AirPod? (Everything You Need To Know)

AirPods have quickly become a favorite among tech consumers since it was released in 2016. With no wires and a sleek design, they can be easy to lose. You can, however, purchase just one AirPod in case you lose one. These small earbuds are a new type of product for Apple, and they have completely changed the way ...

The 9 Best Melody Generator Plugins (2022)

The 9 Best Melody Generator Plugins (2022)

A melody generator plugin is a music-production tool designed to create quasi-random melody and chord patterns on the go. Usually driven by some form of artificial intelligence (AI) technology, melody generator plugins are supposed to help musicians to come up with new melodic and harmonic ideas. Melody generator ...

Why is a Synth Pad Called a Pad?

Why is a Synth Pad Called a Pad?

The word pad in the term synth pad stems from an old orchestral arrangement concept. Sections of the orchestra would play sustained harmonies behind the main melody lines to add greater depth and to pad out the arrangement. The term persisted to be used in synthesizers. A synth pad is a sustained sound ...

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