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MNTN: A New Pathway To Making 3D Sound Mixes

To say that I’m blown away would be an understatement. When I first came across MNTN (pronounced “mountain”) I admit I didn’t pay as much attention …

Essential Key Commands for Speedy Workflow in Logic Pro X's Score Edit

Logic Pro’s score editor is a powerful tool for preparing parts and scores for recording sessions, but it is its own beast and quite different from …

Review: Lethal Audio Synthesizer, Instant Sonic Gratification

Lethal Audio have released their first instrument called Lethal. This instrument is unabashedly sample based. Its main objective here is about …

Choosing the Right Virtual Piano

With so many choices at your fingertips, choosing a virtual piano to be your ‘main axe’ can be an intimidating task. Balancing sound quality, library …

Getting Started With Logic Pro X’s Smart Controls

Features like the newer Patch format (which saves all inserts, Sends, and even Send destinations in a Channel Strip) and Track Stacks (which save …

D16 Hit Hard With PunchBOX Kick Drum Creator Instrument

PunchBOX is a virtual instrument designed for creating high-quality kick drum sounds.<p>The heart of the plug-in is comprised of four sound generators, …

6 Reasons Line 6 Helix Could Become Your Guitar's Best Friend

1. VARIETY STORE<p>This box is like having a candy store full of highly useable sounds. I find it incredibly inspirational to step through the presets …

5 Tips For Novice Sound Designers

1. Start Using Your Ears Now!<p>We live in a world that is rife with amazing sounds that occur all the time, every minute, all over the place. It …

10 of the best new sample and soundware packs (June 2016)

Niche Audio Dark Bass House<p>The production quality throughout is stellar, with each DAW’s effects fully deployed in the successful pursuit of that …

Music Production

Is PARTYNEXTDOOR Secretly a Production Genius?

No one has mastered Toronto’s murky beats like Party has.<p>As a producer and musician, PARTYNEXTDOOR was and still is far more enthralling than as merely a Drake associate or another post-Weeknd, melancholy R&B singer. Party’s production is strongly idiosyncratic and borderline experimental in …

10 Tips For Impressive Sound Design

<b>When it comes to sound design, there are plenty of interesting possibilities.</b> For this, we have compiled 10 tips that will serve as building blocks …

Music Production

How to enhance and process an acoustic bass drum

<b>The tone of an acoustic bass (or kick) drum is dependent on many things, most obviously the construction, the diameter, the tuning of the skin, the</b> …

Watch This Extended Clip of YG Telling All to a Therapist

Shot three times by unidentified gunmen, YG turned to alcohol to cope with his paranoia. Ahead of his new record, we filmed YG's first attempt at therapy.<p>We’ve been fans of YG, and his story for a while now and last night VICELAND televised a Noisey special where we had the Compton rapper sit down …

Ellen Allien Takes Us Through the Songs That Have Soundtracked Her Life

In our first Crate Expectations playlist, hear the first song the DJ loved and the last one she likes to hear before bed.<p>Like most people, DJs and producers have a special soft spot for the songs that soundtrack crucial moments in their lives. For the first video installment of our column Crate …

How to Make the Perfect Matcha Latte, Without Any Fancy Tools

There’s an easier way to brew matcha, and it doesn’t require any fancy tools. The tea turns out as frothy—maybe more so—as when you whisk it with a bamboo chasen. Zach Mangan, of Kettl tea, taught us all about the more formal way to make matcha, but he also shared this clever hack. Simply put the …

Intro to Ear Training: The Best Resources, Videos & More

Introduction to Ear Training<p>At the most basic level, <b>ear training</b> (also known as aural skills) is the process of connecting hearing and thinking. It’s …

Electric Guitar

The Biggest Pitfall to Avoid When Learning Guitar

<b>The Best Music Class Money Can Buy</b><p>Don’t get me wrong, there are some great programs around that don’t suffer from this underlying flaw, and these can …

5 Steps to Becoming A Lyrical Master With Altered Dominants: A Lesson With Stan Getz

Alterations are at the heart of jazz…In no other genre of music can you freely alter chords in a such a fluid and flexible manner. As chords whiz by, …

Electric Guitar

Precisionsound releases Praktik Cittra No. 6 for NI Kontakt

<b>Precisionsound</b> has released <b>Praktik Cittra No. 6</b> for Kontakt.<p>The Praktik Cittra No.6 is a hundred-year-old experimental zither with triple strings and …

Sampling in Ableton Live w/ Seamus Haji (FFL!)

One of the key strengths of Live is its ability to chop and change audio in a non-destructive and creative way. In today’s FFL we’re joined by PB …

Music Industry

Breaking Down Radiohead's Orchestration in "Burn the Witch"

Radiohead’s new release “Burn the Witch” marks the end of a long period of silence from the band. It is a patient, driving piece with an engaging …

The easiest way to revolutionize your computer’s audio

USB DACs are for everyone, not just audiophiles<p>For most PC and mobile device makers, sound is a binary spec.<p><i>Does it have sound? Yes? Good</i>.<p>Great audio is hard to sell because it doesn't lend itself to benchmarking or obvious prettiness like, say, a better graphics card might. To appreciate it, you …

Listen to Original Versions of Kanye's "Waves" and "Famous" and Prepare to Ascend

Is it blasphemous that Chance's contributions were left off The Life of Pablo?<p>Cast your mind back, if you will, to February and the run-up to Kanye West's seventh solo album <i>The Life of Pablo</i>. Before the album dropped on TIDAL, Chance the Rapper announced that he'd been fighting a personal battle to …

Rock music is dead, says Red Hot Chili Peppers' bassist Flea

Rock music is dead, or at least it is according to Red Hot Chili Peppers’ bassist Flea.<p>The Californian rocker used an interview on SiriusXM’s Pearl Jam Radio to bemoan the current state of rock, saying it was “a dead form in a lot of ways”.<p>Speaking to Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready, Flea …

Indie Music

Demystifying Confusion Around Loudness, Metering Levels

Decibels are bewildering enough, and terms like LUKS, LUFS, LU, LRA and dBTP aren’t making things any easier to understand.<p>There are also many …

Lusting after high-end headphones, but can't afford 'em? Buy a used pair!

Buy used and step up to the best high-end headphones, without breaking the bank!<p>First things first: unlike other audio components, you <i>wear</i> headphones. They're in intimate contact with your ears, hair and head. That might be a deal-breaker for some folks considering used headphones, and I understand.<p>…

Audiophile

9 Ways to Create a Sound Design Landscape that will Stand Out from the

Whether you’re building ambiences for a video game, or just building some cool environments for your songs, building a convincing environment isn’t …

Apple Updates GarageBand With New Instruments and Sounds to Celebrate Chinese Music

Apple today announced a major update to its GarageBand music creation software for Mac and iOS, adding a wide range of Chinese instruments that are designed to celebrate the "rich history of Chinese music." Today's update also includes "extensive Chinese language localization."<p>In a press release, …

Music Production