Matthew Weiss just launched a new training series of videos on mixing EDM. It’s actually called Mixing EDM and it’s on sale for 30% off this week.
I’m told EDM stands for Excellent Disco Machine.
This series includes 14 videos totaling 4.5 hours, an interview with mastering engineer Chris Athens, and multitrack sessions for you to practice on.
Our friends at The Pro Audio Files have compiled a big list of the best audio articles, videos and podcast from 2014. I’ve been seriously slacking on reading my audio friends blogs but I’m going to save these links in Pocket and go through the list one by one.
Here’s the list – Best of 2014
From my own sites (Audio Geek Zine, The REAPER Blog, and The Home Recording Show Podcast) I have 8 links in the list.
Bedroom Producers Blog have published a big list of the 40 best freeware synths and effects released in 2014. I picked up a few through the year but it turns out I missed a lot of great ones like Hysterisis by Glitchmachines. It’s been a great year for free plugins.
There’s also a list of the best from 2013
PS – the list doesn’t include limited time offers like Replika from NI. Man that’s a great delay. Get it before the end of the year. http://www.native-instruments.com/en/products/komplete/effects/replika/
Playing around with a feedback loop in reaper with my space echo. Take this routing and you can turn any analog recorder into a delay.
Slate Digital just released the Virtual Mix Rack plugin and while I was trying it out I made a quick demo video. I’m using presets from VMR on each channel, with free DEADMAU5 style loops from LoopPort.
My first impressions review:
Lots of fun. Really intuitive to use. Very useable presets. The modules sound great and have an authentic sound but not limited to the original set of controls. The constantly variable frequency for the EQs is great, so rare to see on a Neve emulation. On really nice little detail is that the wear on the modules, all the faded and chipped paint changes each time you load a module.
It’s well worth getting the demo now for the free Revival module. That’s going to get a lot of use in my mixing and maybe mastering too.
I’m not buying it yet, but I think the price ($149) is great. It’s not something I NEED but it’s something I definitely want.
I’m really looking forward to seeing what other modules will be coming out for this. In 6 months this could be incredible. Will VCC, VBC, and FG-X be integrated? Will more complex routing within the plugin be added (ie sidechaining)? I don’t know, but it would be nice.
My only feature request is for a volume trim in the top right corner. These sound great driven hard and it’s impossible to keep a good gain structure, or objectively A/B compare without balanced level at the output. Steven Slate has said a free trim module is coming soon, but I feel it should be integrated into the rack, rather than as a processor. You can’t argue with feelings.
“Starting in the record business in my early twenties, I could count the number of real record producers on my fingers. Today, I believe that every third person I meet is either a record producer or trying to become one.”
– George Martin
I found this quote in the foreword of the book Home Recording for Musicians by Craig Anderton, the original 1978 edition. 36 years later the statement is still just as true.
Have you ever noticed that waveforms sometimes resemble certain other things? In this video Geoff and Gavin from Rooster Teeth pass the time trying to draw dicks with their mouth sounds.
Can you do better?