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Jazz Instruments: 7 Essential Sounds to Sample from Jazz

Jazz is one of music’s most exciting and challenging genres. More than a century after it was developed in African-American communities like New Orleans, it continues to push boundaries. Since jazz music can be complex, it’s an intimidating genre to explore for the first time. The good news is that many songs feature the same … Continue reading Jazz Instruments: 7 Essential Sounds to Sample from Jazz

The Ultimate Guide To The Mutable Instruments Beads Texture Synthesizer

The Mutable Instruments Beads is designed to be a ‘reinvention’ of their popular Clouds Eurorack ‘texture synthesizer’, offering higher audio quality and improved ease-of-use.… Read More The Ultimate Guide To The Mutable Instruments Beads Texture Synthesizer

These instruments work with MPE right away, for an expressive Ableton Live 11 launch

What is this MPE “polyphonic expression” about? Well, you can get your hands all over the vintage test tone goodness of Fundamental, and a bunch of synths will be easier to control in Ableton Live 11 out of the box. Let’s explain. The post These instruments work with MPE right away, for an expressive Ableton … Continue reading These instruments work with MPE right away, for an expressive Ableton Live 11 launch

Mutable Instruments Beads A ‘Reinvention’ Of Popular Clouds Module

Mutable Instruments today introduced Beads, described as the ‘reinvention’ of the popular Clouds Eurorack ‘texture synthesizer’.… Read More Mutable Instruments Beads A ‘Reinvention’ Of Popular Clouds Module

Beads is the new sequel to Mutable Instruments’ Clouds, and an instant classic – again

Mutable Instruments’ Clouds defined granular instruments even beyond the modular world. Beads – making a surprise debut today – is a brilliant-looking follow-up, retaining the design but improving almost every element. The post Beads is the new sequel to Mutable Instruments’ Clouds, and an instant classic – again appeared first on CDM Create Digital Music.

Engineer/Podcaster Matt Boudreau, Spotify Spying On You, And Native Instruments Acquired On My Latest Podcast

My guest on the podcast this week is Matt Boudreau, who started as a drummer, experiencing 6 figure record deals before eventually settling in behind the glass as a mixer and mastering engineer. Matt has since gone on to launch the hugely popular Working Class Audio podcast with more than 300 episodes under his belt. During our interview … Continue reading Engineer/Podcaster Matt Boudreau, Spotify Spying On You, And Native Instruments Acquired On My Latest Podcast

Learn how MIDI Humanize can make your virtual instruments sound more realistic

When inputting MIDI notes, the temptation to draw in notes or hit the quantise button is often too hard to resist. When things get a little too on-the-grid, instruments sound artificial and unrealistic. To keep things sound more natural, Logic Pro comes equipped with MIDI Humanize. This adds randomisations to the note placements for a … Continue reading Learn how MIDI Humanize can make your virtual instruments sound more realistic

Mapping Multisampled Instruments in Logic Pro’s Sampler

If there’s one word that sums up Apple’s revised look at sampling in Logic Pro X it would be immediacy. Certainly, from our previous workshops on Auto Sampler and Quick Sampler (in MT212 and MT211, respectively) it’s clear than a range of sample-based tasked are now quicker and easier to achieve – whether that’s time-slicing … Continue reading Mapping Multisampled Instruments in Logic Pro’s Sampler

Gear Of The Year 2020: The best DAWs, hardware instruments, monitors and accessories

This year has given us more time than ever to spend in our studios. And, despite the challenges across the music industry, the pace of new tech releases didn’t slow, with stacks of new software, hardware and instruments. For our Gear of the Year awards, we asked you to vote in 13 categories online, with … Continue reading Gear Of The Year 2020: The best DAWs, hardware instruments, monitors and accessories

Instruments of Things Intros IO-Lights Light-Sensitive MIDI Controller

Instruments of Things has introduced IO-Lights, a MIDI controller that lets you control MIDI CC or MIDI Note signals with light.… Read More Instruments of Things Intros IO-Lights Light-Sensitive MIDI Controller