Kevin Jessop

933 Flips | 2 Magazines | 162 Likes | 7 Following | 52 Followers | @EvolveKev | Electronic music hobbyist, plug-in addict, Ableton nerd.

Dave Smith Instruments is dead: long live Sequential!

<b>Having reacquired the Sequential name from Yamaha in 2015, Dave Smith has now officially rebranded his company with it. This means that, going</b> …

Yamaha

10 creative music-making challenges: are you brave enough to take them on?

<b>When writer’s block has taken hold and inspiration just won’t strike, it’s time to try something different. Here are ten ‘production games’ that will</b> …

Music Production

The best affordable hardware synths: portable, desktop and keyboard instruments

<b>These days, high-quality yet affordable hardware synths are what we expect. Whether you’re looking for a pocket-sized instrument that can be powered</b> …

6 of the Best: Audio Analysis Tools

<b>They might not be the sexiest plugins you’ll own, but audio analysis tools are absolutely vital to mixing with a sonic context. Given that more and</b> …

Music Production

8 Tips for Building Synth Sounds from Scratch

An article with advice for building your own synth sounds.The post 8 Tips for Building Synth Sounds from Scratch appeared first on Pro Audio Files.

12 Sampling Instruments That Morph and Layer Multiple Sources

The term <i>Vector Synthesis</i> refers to a synthesis technique which creates, “…movement in a sound by providing dynamic cross-fading between (usually) …

5 Interesting Ways to Use Delay in a Mix

I love the “sound design” element of mixing records. Crafting interesting tones and textures is kind of like my version of being a playing musician. …

Korg Volca Mix review

<b>As great as Korg’s compact Volca instruments are, their rough-and-ready ‘budget’ status comes with a few usability caveats.</b><p>For one, they don’t ship …

Dance MIDI Samples Ascension review

<b>Soundware label Dance MIDI Samples’ first foray into virtual instrument development, DMS Ascension (VST/AU/standalone) is a combination</b> …

Loopmasters announce their very first instrument: Bass Master

<b>After years spent cultivating a top-notch catalogue of loops and samples, Loopmasters has released their first instrument Bass Master…</b> <br>Dedicated to …

Top 5 EQ Plugins

<b>In this video, producer Tim Cant runs through the top 5 EQ plugins (VST) that money can buy…</b><br>5. Sonnox Oxford Dynamic EQ <br>Everybody should have at …

6 of the Best: Software Beat Makers (2018)

<b>There are now more ways to make beats in and out of your DAW than ever before. Here’s a look at the 6 of the best and most varied ways to make beats</b> …

NAMM 2018: Sonicware’s ELZ_1 is a compact synth with multiple engines

<b>NAMM 2018</b><b>: You can usually rely on the NAMM Show to throw up a couple of eye-catching new products that feel like they’re come from nowhere, and</b> …

Synthesizers

How to use Ableton Live 10's new automation features

<b>Although - bar a couple of minor improvements - the core mechanics behind the automation of plugins and mixer parameters in Live 10 are the same as</b> …

The best free music samples download sites on the internet

<b>Sampling used to be a labour-intensive task, but with the rise of the internet, the sharing and distribution of small audio files became a simple</b> …

Music Production

Watch the First Video in Point Blank’s New Ableton Live 10 In-Depth Series – Using Capture

FREE PLUGINS, SOUNDS AND ONLINE COURSES<p>In a new series, Point Blank take an indepth look at Ableton Live 10 with Thomas Glendenning, one of around …

Tutorials

Fruity Loops Finally Comes to Mac

FL Studio—the music production software colloquially known as Fruity Loops—is used by music-makers worldwide, including renowned producers like Metro Boomin, Hit-Boy, Vinylz, and Murda Beatz. Since its inception, FL Studio has been a Windows-exclusive program. After years of users asking for a Mac …

Top 5 Synth Plugins

<b>In this video, producer Tim Cant gives us an insight into the five most popular software synths in the world today. During the video, he discusses</b> …

Music Production

Moog’s Grandmother is an all-analogue semi-modular synth with a retro vibe

<b>It might not be on the Moog website yet, but multiple retailers have confirmed that the company has a new synth known as the Grandmother on the …

Synthesizers

Behringer Unveil Classic Synth and Drum Machine Clones at Superbooth

Berlin’s Superbooth trade show has played host to a swag of new product announcements. Not to be outdone, Behringer have shown off an array of …

Synthesizers

Using Push as a Creative Tool with Ableton Live

<b>It’s five years since Ableton released Live 9 and Push – which gives Martin Delaney a perfectly good excuse to round up a selection of our favourite</b> …

Rob Papen release the new ‘entry-level’ Go2 synth

<b>Rob Papen has revealed the new Go2 synth, which is aimed at attracting entry-level users to the world of synthesisers, though promises applications</b> …

Loopcloud 2.0 is Out Now and Aims to Transform the Sampling Experience

<b>Loopcloud 2.0 is out now and promises to build on the original’s strong foundations with some major new developments. Here’s Loopcloud with all the</b> …

Audio Normalization: What Is It And Should I Care?

If you’ve heard the term “audio normalization,” or just anything like “you should normalize your audio?” you may well wonder “what the heck does that …

The Complete Guide to Mixing with Compression

An in-depth article on the basics of compressors and how to use compression in a mix.The post The Complete Guide to Mixing with Compression appeared …

6 audio effects you’re not using enough

<b>Saturators</b><p>If I could only have one effect or plugin it would be a really good saturator. You can of use saturation to do just about everything from …

Black Corporation teases new eight-voice analog synth, Kijimi

<b>The new instrument from the Deckard’s Dream creators is inspired by a rare French polysynth.</b>Japanese company Black Corporation – responsible for last …

TAL releases beta version of new modular soft synth, TAL-Mod

<b>A $40 modular synth you can take anywhere.</b>Affordable music software company TAL has thrown its hat into the modular ring with a new virtual analog …

3 Ways to Craft Groovy '70s Keyboard Parts

The 1970s were a time where the hair was long, safety belts were not required, and keyboard-playing rock stars ruled like thundering T-rexes. Piano …

10 Tips for Better DAW Production

<b>Think you know your DAW inside out? Worried that you don’t know it at all? The chances are you sit somewhere in between and are maybe not the most</b> …