So, you’ve got some pretty good studio monitors and you’ve treated your room the best you can, and you’re ready to get the perfect mix, right? Well, yes… if you know that your mix will sound as good when you take it out of your studio and play it on other systems. However, to do that you have to get used to the sound of your speakers in your particular room – and mix to that sound, hoping that it will then sound right on other systems.
Sonarworks Reference 4 software takes the guesswork out of monitoring by using advanced acoustic analysis techniques and applying corrective EQ at the end of your signal chain, countering any tonal imbalance caused by the speaker/room combination.
I've been fortunate enough to have had the past couple of weeks off and have been enjoying the sunshine. All good things must come to an end but upon walking back into the shop I was presented with a guitar brand that I had never heard of before. These are Vola guitars, masterbuilt in Japan.
The Prologue is Korg’s latest polyphonic synth, available in 8- and 16-voice models. It has analogue oscillators and filters, and also a digital ‘multi-engine’ oscillator and digital effects. It’s these last two aspects that Korg has made open-source, so programmers can get amongst the code and write their own. Sounds easy! It is… if you know C/C++ pretty well and are OK with having no technical support from Korg!
LS-P4: PRO quality & small size with the metal body, ensure a versatile range of uses.
Hi-Res sound recording and playback in such a small size: The new Olympus LS-P4 Linear PCM Recorder lets professional filmmakers, YouTube enthusiasts, musicians and other users enjoy the sound quality and versatility that the Olympus LS Series is renowned for – in a compact and robust design making it the ideal companion for on the go.
The Shadow offers the same superb performance as the Aston Halo reflection filter, with a new look in all black finish for those who want a more ‘moody’ space to work with. In a market awash with differing versions of an ageing design concept, what makes the Aston HALO different?
Ask any musician what their least favourite part about gigging is and it is highly likely that they will say loading the car at the end of the night. We’ve all been there, thrown everything possible at an audience for two hours, knowing full well that the most physically demanding part of the night is still to come. The 4 PA systems compared in this shootout all claim to be light and compact enough for even the most divaish of singers to easily load into a car at the end of the night, sound good enough to keep the audience, and venue management, happy and not take many gigs to pay for themselves. Continue Reading
This installment of Industry Standards is one for the drummers. We are going to be taking a look at the snare that is often heralded as being the ‘most recorded drum of all time’. We present to you, the Ludwig LM400 (aka, the Supraphonic).
Just to make things clear off the bat, we've already assumed you have a decent computer and recording software. This video is just based purely on the hardware only. Taking that into account, there are loads of free options that you can go for regarding recording software like: