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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 ...

12 Great Max for Live Devices for Ableton Live

12 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

“Solfege” (English/French) or Solfeggio (Italian) is a simple system to learn basic concepts of music. Solfege teaches you how to hear, sing, and write harmonies and melodies. Solfege is still in use for sight-reading training today, despite its long history. It is still an essential component of music education. ...

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 ...

432 Hz vs 440 Hz (Differences, Tuning, Which Sounds Better)

432 Hz vs 440 Hz (Differences, Tuning, Which Sounds Better)

440 Hz is the standard accepted pitch reference for tuning musical instruments. 432 Hz is an alternative pitch argued by some to be superior due to personal preferences or spiritual beliefs. If we didn’t have a standard pitch reference then musical instruments would sound out of tune with each other. In the past ...

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 4i4), then you should ...

The 5 Best DJ Lights for All Budgets (2022)
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The 5 Best DJ Lights for All Budgets (2022)

Whether you're looking for simple DJ lighting or a more professional and portable lighting setup, then this is the article for you! These are a great option for you to independently bring around a nice lighting setup with you, which is very useful if your venue does not have in-house lighting. The 5 Best DJ ...

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) (2022)

What are DI Boxes? (Types, Benefits, Uses) (2022)

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

The Differences Between VST 2 and VST 3

The Differences Between VST 2 and VST 3

The VST standard, developed by Steinberg in 1996, revolutionized music production. VST3 is a free open-source development kit that any developer may utilize. VST3 plugins are supported by almost all current DAWs. The VST3 adds several useful new features compared to VST2. The VST standard has gone through a few ...

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