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Visual Inspector is a designer-friendly complement to Chrome's DevTools

Chrome’s DevTools is an essential component in any web developer or designer’s toolkit. It lets you modify, debug, and experiment with almost any element of a website’s front end. However, you could make the argument that it’s a little bloated, and some users would be best served by something more …

A cognitive scientist has devised a drug-free sleep trick for your restless mind

A cognitive scientist may have solved a familiar sleep riddle: If you struggle to fall asleep, you’re likely to keep thinking about how you can’t fall asleep, which makes it harder to fall asleep. So how do you stop thinking about your struggle to sleep?<p>Luc Beaudoin of Simon Fraser University in …

Vocabulary

New MIDI Sequencer, Stochas, Features Unique Randomization Engine

<b>Audio Vitamins</b> has introduced <b>Stochas</b>, a new step sequencer for Mac & Windows that they say offers a unique randomization engine.<p>Designed to work …

Music Production

Musikmesse 2017: Overloud says that its EQ495 plugin is your sonic “secret weapon”

<b>MUSIKMESSE 2017</b><b>:</b> <b>Overloud says that, with its new EQ495 plugin, it’s giving you the “secret weapon” used by mixing and mastering engineers. It’s an</b> …

Music Production

Cableguys TimeShaper review

<b>One of three new plugins in Cableguys’ Shaper line (the other two being FilterShaper Core and WidthShaper),</b> <b>TimeShaper</b> <b>(which runs in the VST/AU</b> …

Music Production

Analog Obsession Releases Free Filteq 3-Band EQ VST/AU Plugin

Analog Obsession has released <b>Filteq</b>, a freeware 3-band coloring equalizer VST/AU plugin inspired by the Filtek MK3 vintage hardware EQ.<p>Filtek MK3 is …

Music Production

Max for Live Madness: Tape Stop with Pitch Drop

Playlist

12 of the best analogue saturation plugins

SoundToys Decapitator<p><b>There are plenty of</b> <b>affordable ways of bringing some real analogue goodness into your productions</b><b>, but if you want to keep</b> …

Music Production

10 Tips in Ableton Live

[ALT + CMD] B [ALT + CMD] L [ALT + CMD] O<p>[ALT + CMD] R [ALT + CMD] M [ALT + CMD] I<p>So actually, all you need is to memorise the word ‘<b>BLORMI</b>‘. All the …

Tutorials

Mixing Secrets – Volume 5: Synths

Mixing Secrets – Volume 5: Synths | By Thomas Brett | <b></b><p><b>Introduction to the series:</b><p>In this weekly series of Blogs I’ll attempt to take you through some …

Music Production

Ableton Live Video Tutorial: Add Life to Your Pads

Video Tutorials

Ableton Live Tutorial - Rhythmic Stereo Beat Repeat Rack w/ Josh Spoon

<i>In this Ableton Live Tutorial, Dubspot Contributor and Ableton Live Certified Trainer Josh Spoon shows us how to make a unique, rhythmic beat repeat</i> …

How to Get the Perfect Kick Drum

Kick drums form the foundation of dance music – whether it’s a booming 808 to rumble subwoofers or a snappy LinnDrum to cut through the densest of …

Ableton Live Sound Design Quick Tip: Using Simple Delay for Pitch Effects

Ableton Live: Asymmetry, Polyrhythms the State of Non-Alignment

It’s no secret that one of the essential keys to producing innovative, forward thinking art is to break away from norms and think outside the box. …

Ableton Live Tutorial: Humanise hi-hats and drum grooves with LFOs

The Secrets of Dance Music Production: Layering Drums

<i>This tutorial is a short excerpt from our new book, The Secrets of Dance Music Production, which is available to buy now from our online store.</i> We …

Music Production

Think empathy makes the world a better place? Think again …

The renowned psychologist’s new book is overturning received wisdom. Here, he explains the flaws in feeling others’ pain<p>It is often said the rich don’t make enough effort to appreciate what it is like to be poor and if they did we would have more equality and social justice. It’s said that whites …

Empathy

This free Ableton pack lets you use the grooves from any Radiohead song

<b>From ‘Creep’ to ‘True Love Waits’.</b><p><b>Radiohead</b> fans can now use the grooves from any of the band’s studio album tracks in their own productions thanks …

SaschArt Releases Free GoldenGenerator VST Plugin

via Bedroom Producers Blog:SaschArt has introduced GoldenGenerator, a freeware binaural/monaural beats generator available as a 32-bit and 64-bit VST …

Workstations

Inear Display’s free Regressif plugin is destructive and degrading

<b>Many of us have an appetite for destructing our audio pristine digital audio, and there are plenty of sonic sledgehammers that will enable us to do</b> …

Kilohearts’ Transient Shaper offers direct dynamics control

<b>Kilohearts’ latest addition to its kHs Toolbox is Transient Shaper, a new plugin that’s designed for dynamics control.</b><p>This enables you to control the …

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From the moment you came into this world, you've been breathing. And chances are pretty good that, in all that time, you haven't given the matter much thought. Our brains are clearly competent at controlling our lungs without any conscious effort on our part, so why would you?<p>In fact, according to …

Yoga

You are Not Living in Reality Because Your Brain Doesn’t Want You To

Every cognitive bias exists for a reason—primarily to save our brains time or energy. I’ve spent many years referencing Wikipedia’s list of cognitive …

Cognition

Is Monogamy an Outdated Social Contract that No Longer Benefits Us?

As Big Think has discussed before, our prehistoric ancestors got busy a little differently than we tend to. According to Christopher Ryan, our …

Depression: A revolution in treatment?

<b>It's not very often we get to talk about a revolution in understanding and treating depression and yet now doctors are talking about "one of the strongest discoveries in psychiatry for the last 20 years".</b><p>It is based around the idea that some people are being betrayed by their fiercest protector. …

Depression

Hate Your Commute To Work? It's Probably Because You Have The Wrong Mindset

A huge amount of us have some kind of commute to work each day. Whether it’s by car, train or bus, our commute can sometimes take a large chunk out …

University of Pennsylvania

Why The 8-Hour Workday Doesn't Work

The 8-hour workday is an outdated and ineffective approach to work. If you want to be as productive as possible, you need to let go of this relic and find a new approach.<p>The 8-hour workday was created during the industrial revolution as an effort to cut down on the number of hours of manual labor …

Time Management