Sirj

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The Holy Grail of Guitar Tone

It’s a lofty claim, I know. “But Joey, there’s no way <i>one</i> guitar tone is going to work all the time” you’re probably thinking to yourself. And I …

Guitar

Smart record presses promise consistent audio quality at a global scale

The manufacturer of what's one of the best sounding record pressing machines today is taking a step into the future. Viryl Technologies recently announced its WarmTone and LiteTone models will soon connect to the internet. After a test pressing is complete, an engineer will upload the press' …

Internet

Pictures of the Week 7.19.18

The best wireless mouse

<i>By Justin Krajeski and Kimber Streams</i><p><i>This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, Wirecutter and Engadget may earn affiliate commission. Read the full wireless mouse guide here.</i><p>After researching 60 mice for the …

Batteries

GSi updates VB3-II to v1.0.1

GSi has updated <b>VB3-II</b> to v1.0.1.<p>Changes:<p>Added global setting "Lower Octave Up if Split" to shift lower manual by one octave when the split function …

6 great-value mastering plugins you might not have heard of

Intro<p>While many of these amazing tools come from software big-boys such as iZotope, FabFilter and Universal Audio, there are plenty more lesser-known …

Music Production

Your smartphone is now your music studio

There are quite a few things the smartphone has already replaced. The radio, the camera, the microphone, the handheld gaming device… and now probably …

Music Production

Make Your Own Freeze Pops at Home With This Inexpensive Amazon Find

Turn this classic freezer aisle treat in a parent-approved snack that your kids will love.<p>Remember running indoors to grab one of those ultra sweet …

Portable

The 10 Most Pioneering Reggae Producers Of All Time

The best reggae producers didn’t only pioneer new sounds and recording techniques, they ensured that Jamaica was recognised as a country capable of …

Universal Music

Arturia launches new $349 analog drum machine, DrumBrute Impact

<b>The new DrumBrute model features an FM drum voice.</b>Arturia is releasing a new version of its sub-$500 DrumBrute analog drum machine. The DrumBrute …

Music Production

Daily Design Inspiration

Part of the Daily Design Inspiration series that started it all on Abduzeedo. This is where you'll find the most interesting things/finds/work …

Graphic Design

CGI Design: Tokyo 2020

Tokyo 2020 is coming in a very short year, I am not sure if things are starting to build or whatnot but we are starting to see more productions …

Tokyo 2020

Boz Digital Labs makes a ProVocative move as it releases a micro pitchshifting plugin

<b>The bods at Boz Digital Labs have concocted a micro pitchshifting plugin known a ProVocative. Useful for thickening and widening vocals, synths and</b> …

Music Production

Pioneer's DJ app can upload your mixes directly to SoundCloud

DJs make up a huge part of the SoundCloud user base, uploading long mixes and gathering original electronic music to include in live performances. Pioneer is taking advantage of this fact with an update to its iOS mix recording app, DJM-REC. The company has just made it possible to record and share …

Facebook Live

State Tries to Lure Soundtrack Producers to Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - We know that a lot of the music on the radio is produced and recorded in Music City, but under a new deal from the state, more …

Eastern Europe

30 Best Retro Photoshop Actions

Give your visuals the popular retro look with our collection of the <b>best retro Photoshop actions</b>. A throwback to the older times, the retro effect has …

Graphics

How Do I Diagnose Phase Problems in My System?

<b>Q</b> I can’t seem to get clear dialogue when playing some movies and TV shows and am forced to used closed captioning. I believe my problem is caused by …

Audiophile

Togu Audio Line releases TAL-DAC Beta

Togu Audio Line has released a beta version of <b>TAL-DAC</b> for macOS and Windows in VST, AU and AAX formats.<p><b>TAL-DAC</b> is not an ordinary bit crusher or …

The scam industry: How the hip-hop boom sets hopefuls up for failure

The venue’s security checked the guest list one more time. HG Locks wasn’t on it. It slowly began to sink in: No one was expecting him to perform; he …

Rap & Hip-Hop

IK Multimedia UNO Synth Analog Synthesizer Now Shipping

IK Multimedia has released <b>UNO Synth</b>, IK's first entry in the hardware synthesizer world.<p>IK say: <i>"We have created a no-compromise instrument with</i> …

Boz Digital Labs releases ProVocative for Mac & Win

Boz Digital Labs has released <b>ProVocative</b>, a new micro pitch shifting effect plug-in for macOS and Windows.<p>Boz Digital Labs say: <i>"Micro pitch shifting</i> …

6 mix-sweetening tricks for custom ear candy

<b>‘Ear candy’ is one of those vague, subjective terms that can mean anything - but you know it when you hear it! Typically, it will in some way</b> …

Music Production

Arturia’s new mini DrumBrute is ready to make an Impact

<b>Arturia has released the DrumBrute Impact, a smaller drum machine than the standard DrumBrute that, as its name suggests, is designed to pack a punch.</b><p>…

Music Production

What’s the best laptop for £300?

What’s the best laptop for £300?<p>I saw your article helping someone find the right laptop for under £700, which I found very useful. I also need a laptop, mainly to run Microsoft Excel. I’d like a big screen and plenty of storage for under £300. <b>Jacy</b><p>If you buy a laptop for £700 then you have to …

Computer Hardware

Photograph or Painting? These Landscapes Are Both

As a student at the School of Fine Arts in Caen, France, Guillaume Hebert studied painting. He later transitioned into photography, but rather than …

The Arts

Man City unveil unique fonts for ICC

Jul 19, 2018<p>Manchester City will wear special Manchester-themed names and number fonts on their shirts for their International Champions Cup games in …

Manchester City FC

PreSonus’s new FaderPort packs a lot of functionality into a little DAW controller

<b>More than a decade on from the release of</b> <b>the original model</b> <b>- and following the launches of</b> <b>8-</b> <b>and</b> <b>16-channel</b> <b>versions - PreSonus has announced a new</b> …

Music Production

Design Expert On Creating Beautiful Entertaining Spot: Photos

Design expert Charlotte Moss shared her insight into how to create a breathtaking spot for entertaining in the Hamptons.<p>BRIDGEHAMPTON, NY — Those who …

Hamptons

IndieLink 2018: Composers - Film Independent

How can you find the perfect composer for your next project? Come to IndieLink to watch reels from – and meet – a variety of talented composers. If …

Independent Film

Daily Design Inspiration

Part of the Daily Design Inspiration series that started it all on Abduzeedo. This is where you'll find the most interesting things/finds/work …

Graphic Design