Music Education and Reviews

By Rory PQ | Variety of Articles About Music

Plugin Spotlight: Moog Multimode Filter Collection by UAD

<b>This plugin spotlight features the Moog Multimode Filter Collection by Universal Audio, a set of truly authentic, analog-sounding Moog filter</b> …

Plugin Spotlight: Analog Strings by Output

<b>Get an in-depth look at Analog Strings by Output, an innovative virtual instrument designed for creating and manipulating string sounds.</b><p>Analog …

Plugin Spotlight: Boost by Sample Magic

<i>Make your music sound load and polished with Sample Magic’s new mix processing plugin called Boost.</i><p>Introduction<p>Sample Magic has earned a strong …

Plugin Spotlight: Cooper Time Cube MkII by UAD

<i>This plugin spotlight features the Cooper Time Cube MkII by Universal Audio, a unique emulation of the original garden hose-based mechanical delay</i> …

Mixing Tips: Working with Peak Clippers

<b>This guide aims to give you a better understanding of how to use peak clipper plugins to enhance your mixes.</b><p>Clipping Plugins Overview<p>Peak clipping …

Tutorials

Plugin Spotlight: AMS RMX16 by Universal Audio

<b>This plugin spotlight features the AMS RMX16 Digital Reverb by AMS Neve and Universal Audio, a faithful emulation that harnesses the exact legendary</b> …

Common Mixing Mistakes to Consider Pt. 1

<b>This mixing tips guide explores some common mistakes and offers approaches all music producers and audio engineers should welcome into their workflow.</b><p>…

Plugin Spotlight: Repeater by D16 Group and Slate Digital

<b>This plugin spotlight features Repeater, an impressive vintage modeled dual-delay developed as a collaboration between D16 Group and Slate …

Studio Tips: Working with a Studio Subwoofer

<i>If you’re considering incorporating a subwoofer into your home studio setup, then this guide will help you find the best solution for your …

Plugin Spotlight: Neutron by iZotope

<i>Introducing Neutron by iZotope, a new mixing plugin that combines the latest innovations in intelligent analysis and metering with award-winning</i> …

Sub Bass Mixing Tips + Free Download

<i>Learn how to create, mix, and layer sub bass in this guide. Included is a FREE Sub Bass Instrument Rack for Ableton Live.</i><p>Sub Bass Explained<p>The audio …

Mixing Sounds with Transient Shapers

<b>This guide aims to give you a better understanding of transients and explains how to use transient shapers to enhance your mixes.</b><p>Transient Explained<p>A …

Digital Metering Explained: Peak vs. RMS

<b>This guide aims to give you a better understanding of digital metering and explains the differences between Peak and RMS Meters.</b><p>Measuring Digital …

Plugin Spotlight: Magic AB v2 by Sample Magic

<i>Get an in-depth look at Magic AB v2 by Sample Magic, a simple yet powerful reference track tool for production, mixing, and mastering.</i><p>Magic AB …

Origins of Hip-Hop Culture

<i>Dubspot’s Rory PQ takes us through history back to the origins of hip-hop and explores the genres explosive cultural evolution.</i><p>Hip-Hop Origins<p>Hip-hop …

Basic Guide to Understanding Audio Equalizers + EQ Tips

<i>This guide aims to give you a better understanding of the different types and uses of equalizers used in music production as well as offers some</i> …

Dance Music Evolution: History of House Music

<i>Dubspot’s Rory PQ takes us through history back to the origins of House Music and explores the genres explosive cultural evolution.</i><p>House Music …

Plugin Spotlight: Stacker by Sample Magic

<i>Get an in-depth look at the all new drum layering plugin by Sample Magic called Stacker which captures the power of synthesis and …

SIGNAL by Output: Expressive Pulse Engine Instrument for Native Instruments KONTAKT 5 Player

<i>In this product review, Dubspot’s Rory PQ takes us deep inside SIGNAL by Output – a new Pulse Engine Instrument for Native Instruments KONTAKT 5</i> …

Sound Design

VST Review: Circle² Software Synth by Future Audio Workshop w/ Rory PQ

<b>In this VST plugin review, Dubspot’s Rory PQ takes us through the new Circle² semi-modular software synthesizer by Future Audio Workshop. Get an</b> …

Sound Design

The Different Types of Microphones Explained

<b>This guide will help you understand the different types of microphones and how they are typically used.</b> Shopping for a new microphone can often …

Music and the Fibonacci Sequence w/ Rory PQ

<b>Dubspot’s Rory PQ explores the relationship between the Fibonacci Sequence and the Golden Mean in music.</b>OverviewThe Fibonacci Sequence and the Golden …

Guitar

Software Review: TURNER MK2 by SturmSounds-Electro w/ Rory PQ

<b>In this software review, Dubspot’s Rory PQ takes us through TURNER MK2 by SturmSounds-Electro. Get an in-depth look at this interactive beat machine,</b> …

Sound Design

Software Review: EXHALE by Output – The World’s First Modern Vocal Engine

<i>In this software review, Dubspot’s Rory PQ takes us through EXHALE, the world’s first modern Vocal Engine developed by Output. Get an in-depth look</i> …

Guitar

Gear Review: Multipass by kiloHearts w/ Rory PQ

<b>In this gear review, Dubspot’s Rory PQ takes us through the new multiband modular processor plugin by kiloHearts called Multipass. Get an in-depth</b> …

Gear Review: Universal Audio Apollo Twin Interface w/ Rory PQ

<i>In this gear review, Dubspot’s Rory PQ takes us through Universal Audio’s Apollo Twin Audio Interface with Realtime UAD Processing and Thunderbolt</i> …

Audiophile

iOS Roundup: 5 iPad Music Apps for Production and Live Performance w/ Conductr, KORG iM1 +

<i>In this iOS Roundup, Dubspot’s Rory PQ shares five impressive iPad music apps for music production, live performance, recording, and even learning</i> …

Mac App Store

History of House Music | Sub÷Divizion Music

House Music is a genre of dance music that has spread like a wildfire across the world. It has been keeping people dancing for well over 20 years and …

History of Hip-Hop | Sub÷Divizion Music

Hip-Hop is a culture born from the ashes of Disco and the development of funk. During the early 70s many funk groups began playing Disco because at …