Tag Archives: Sound

Denise Audio’s Dragon Fire lets you design your own multi-compressor sound

Dragon Fire is Denise Audio’s new plug-in that uses tonal compression and proprietary Shape technology to tame and colour your dynamics. The compressor’s sound can be fine-tuned with multiple features, whether you’re after a vintage sound or something clean. Denise’s new plug-in inherits some features from the rest of its family. Most notably, Dragon Fire … Continue reading Denise Audio’s Dragon Fire lets you design your own multi-compressor sound

Focus your distracted mind with Tonepaper – music, plus Serum and Ableton Live sound pack

How do you set the mood to concentrate, especially in times of distraction and anxiety? Adjust the light, open a window to allow some air flow? Here’s a unique set of sound design tools and music to match that accomplishes that with audio. The post Focus your distracted mind with Tonepaper – music, plus Serum … Continue reading Focus your distracted mind with Tonepaper – music, plus Serum and Ableton Live sound pack

New Music Gear Monday: Rast Sound Naturaliser Humanizer Plugin

Samples and loops have become a part of everyday production, but a common complaint is “How can I make this sound like a human played it.” This is especially true for drum samples, which are now front and center in many home studio productions. Besides getting a real human to play for you, the next … Continue reading New Music Gear Monday: Rast Sound Naturaliser Humanizer Plugin

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

Deep in Serum: six sound tricks to explore just by double-clicking, with maestro Francis Preve

For all the many soft synths out there, maturity and depth matter – and few tools offer those quite like the almighty Serum. Whether you’re just getting around to trying it – or you already think you know all there is to know – sound maven Francis Preve is the perfect guide. The post Deep … Continue reading Deep in Serum: six sound tricks to explore just by double-clicking, with maestro Francis Preve

Proximity Effect: How Mic Distance Affects Your Sound

Proximity effect is important to understand if you record music with microphones. It comes up anytime you place a mic close to a sound source. That can affect a lot of things, but proximity effect is especially critical when tracking vocals. In fact, modern vocal production depends on proximity effect for the bold and powerful … Continue reading Proximity Effect: How Mic Distance Affects Your Sound