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Music: VSTs and Reaper

Having bought a bunch of VSTs last year, I’m doing precious little this year about making use of them. To the extent that on my rebuilt laptop, I’ve been struggling to remember where I used to store them before. 145 more words


Number 56: Sunday Morning

First of all, this was created on a Saturday night. A minor point but the thing has a rather churchy sound.

Second, this is something I seldom do: “Sunday Morning” is an instrumental. 243 more words


Web Based Remote Control for Studio One and other DAWs

Today I want to show you a cool gizmo I recently threw together. It’s not complete, but just close enough to show off a bit. As my studio has morphed over the years, I have finally settled on a “recording in the round” approach where my primary instruments surround me, mics are properly set, and I quickly switch between instruments using a mix of Whirlwind switchers and Focusrite soft mixer routing. 563 more words

Music Software

Backlist Burndown: Rosemary and Rue by Seanan McGuire

As book bloggers, sometimes we get so caught up reading review titles and new releases that we end up missing out on a lot previously published books. 880 more words

Urban Fantasy

Home Recording: I'm Not a Recording Engineer

I am a drummer, a musician and consider myself an artist but one thing I am not is a recording engineer.

It’s one thing to use all the great sampled sounds that come with a lot of the DAW software but my first attempt at recording acoustic drums showed me very quickly I’ve got a lot to learn. 686 more words


Limit Your Options

Too much plugins, softwares will not only take your hard drive space but it will also create huge mental clutter. At some point you will find yourself stuck choosing which plugin to use, This is happening because you have given yourself too many options. 322 more words

Production Music

Finalmente 3.0

Un anno fa hanno cominciato a produrre le schede audio Thunderbolt. Belle, ma praticamente riservate ai possessori di Mac. Quella porta USB 3.0 sul mio PC mi guardava sconsolata, con il suo occhio blu: sono potente, sono veloce, sono presente su tutti i PC, perché non mi utilizzi? 124 more words