Music Education and Reviews

By Rory PQ | Variety of Articles About Music

Mixing with Expanders

Tutorials<p>By Rory PQ<p>Share:<p><b>Gain a better understanding of upward and downward expansion and learn how to use expanders to enhance sounds in your …

Guitar

Plugin Spotlight: Klip

Music Tech<p>By Rory PQ<p>Share:<p><b>This plugin spotlight features Klip, a full-featured sequencing instrument and drum machine developed by Sample Magic for</b> …

Adobe

Plugin Spotlight: Toraverb 2

Music Tech<p>By Rory PQ<p>Share:<p><b>This plugin spotlight features Toraverb 2, a high-quality reverb unit developed by D16 Group that offers unique sound</b> …

Guitar

5 Reverb Mixing Tips

Tutorials<p>By Rory PQ<p>Share:<p><b>Achieve a more professional sounding mix with these five reverb mixing tips. Learn how to use reverb to create space and add</b> …

Guitar

5 Ways to Overcome Creative Block

Tutorials<p>By Rory PQ<p>Share:<p><b>This guide serves as a resource that offers five methods used by musicians to help you keep your head in the game and work</b> …

Logic Pro X Compressor Emulations Explained

Featured, Music Tech<p>By Rory PQ<p>Share:<p><b>This guide explains the different Logic Pro X Compressor emulations and explores the history behind each model’s</b> …

Digital vs. Analog Modeled EQ’s

Digital vs. Analog Modeled EQ’s<p>Featured, Tutorials<p>By Rory PQ<p>Share:<p><b>This guide aims to highlight the differences between digital and analog modeled EQ</b> …

Guitar

Xfer Serum Tips: Transforming Samples with Noise Osc

Featured, Tutorials<p>By Rory PQ<p>Share:<p><b>Boost your sound design skills with this Xfer Serum tip exploring how to use the Noise Oscillator to transform</b> …

Tutorials

How to Use Dynamic EQ, a More Flexible Form of Equalization

Equalization is one of the most important — and widely used — techniques throughout the mixing process, from first tracking instruments through …

Guitar

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> …

Sound Design

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 …

Guitar

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 …

Tutorials

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> …

Guitar

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> …

Guitar

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>…

Guitar

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 …

Guitar

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 …

Audiophile

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> …

Tutorials

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 …

Guitar

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 …

Guitar

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 …

Tutorials

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 …

Audiophile

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 …

Rap & 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> …

Tutorials

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 …

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 …

Tutorials

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> …

Tutorials

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> …

Guitar