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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 Live ...

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 ...

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 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) (2021)

What are DI Boxes? (Types, Benefits, Uses) (2021)

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 ...

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