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Cleaning up audio with volume automation

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In this tutorial I’m simply working on an original piece, and wanted to share how I’m cleaning up the click-y noise from the Prophet 08. The result is instantly obvious and very pleasing to my ears. Check it out, and then I challenge you to think about sounds on your own tracks which might benefit from this technique. Enjoy! [Read more]

How to Record Audio on Screenflow by using your DIGI 002

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This took me a long time to figure out. I tried using the analog outputs from the DIGI 002 straight onto the imac’s built-in input. It only recorded mono. Then I tried selecting the Digi drivers from Screenflow’s dropdown menu, but it wouldn’t work until I did the following: After closing all my applications, I selected Avid 002 drivers as both input and output under my mac’s system preferences and voila! Everything ran smoothly afterwards. I feel kinda silly about how simply the solution was. Watch the vid to see how it works out!

 

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Introduction To Compression

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Everything in music production is closely related to pitch, volume, or time. Think about it, reverb and delay are time effects. Chorus is a combination of time and pitch. EQ is basically a frequency adjustment and frequencies are pitches; 220 hz is the A below middle C. And finally, a compressor is basically a volume-adjustment device. Of course it gest more complicated than that and in this article I’ll give you some ideas on how to think about it without getting too technical. I’m not a fan of technical things when it comes to music. [Read more]