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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 ...

The Differences Between VST 2 and VST 3

The Differences Between VST 2 and VST 3

The VST standard has gone through a few upgrades over time, with the most recent major update being the introduction of VST3. Even though it has been around since 2008, it is only now that developers and users are fully embracing VST3 and beginning to utilize its enhanced features. There is still some amount of ...

The 6 Best DAWs for Linux (Ubuntu) – Free and Paid

The 6 Best DAWs for Linux (Ubuntu) – Free and Paid

Several Linux DAWs, both free and paid, now exist with fully-fledged audio capabilities. We discuss some of the best options below that are supported on Ubuntu. They may also work on other Linux distros, so be sure to check out the system requirements of each DAW. Although it has been possible to run Windows ...

Ableton Live vs Bitwig Studio – Which One is Better?

Ableton Live vs Bitwig Studio – Which One is Better?

Ableton Live, which originally launched in 2001, has long been a top contender of DAWs centered on live performances and electronic music. But Bitwig Studio, headed by ex-Ableton International Sales Manager Placidus Schelbert, is the (relatively) new kid on the block seen as a serious rival to Ableton’s reign. But ...

The 5 Best Sound Cards for Music Production (2021)

The 5 Best Sound Cards for Music Production (2021)

A sound card (or audio interface) is a crucial component of music production. This article takes you through 5 of the best options available, to suit all budgets. This unit has enabled the possibility of music processing through the modern computer in every home and studio across the globe. This article presents ...

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