Category: Software

Free DAW setup advice Plugin FX and Instruments

I’ll try to keep this short and sweet just a series of links to free and or free to use software for beginners. :::DAW::: Reaper – Free to use but after 60 days it will be the best $60 you ever spend. Perfect for Mac or Windows Record Audio and Midi – Piano Roll and […]

Computer Music – Unlikely Tips and Tricks – XP

If you had the misfortune to read my previous article/rant/memories on XP link you will know my previous liking for it as an operating system. Unfortunately it is no longer viable as an operating system with the software and plugins that I have. It does however still have a use in my studio. Like I’ve stated in […]

iPad 2 – Create a drum pattern in GarageBand

First we need to create a new song. Start up GarageBand if you haven’t already. Look for the icon I have circled and tap it once. This will create your new track. First we’ll create our drum track. To do this we will keep things simple and use smart drums. On the main screen swipe […]

iPad – Music and Guitar. The future is bright!

So it’s been a while since I last posted on here. The reasons are many but of no interest here. One reason though was the acquisition of an iPad. First my views on apple products before I took the plunge – shook hands with the devil! As a PC user I disliked apple products for […]

Steinberg Nuendo 5

Steinberg are very proud to announce the availability of Nuendo 5, the newest incarnation of Steinberg’s solution for demanding professionals working in audio, live and post production. Nuendo 5 allows for an ADR-like workflow (including EDL support), comes with excellent surround features, and also provides a unique automatable bus-destination routing system that lets you create […]

IK Multimedia Special Offer – Xpansion Tank 2

There are only a few days left to get: 6 Xpansion Tank sound libraries + SampleTank 2 XT for only EUR 39.99*! There’s never been a better opportunity to build your custom sound workstation! Buy just one Xpansion Tank 2 sound library for SampleTank (choose from the 30 available multisamples and loops titles), and download […]

Creating Music: Free Multitracking Software

Audacity is a great little software program that primarily operates as an editing program. But delve under the hood for a second and you’ll find a multitrack recordig system. Doesn’t support midi but hey it’s free. It looks a lot like a basic version of Cool Edit the pre-Audition mulltitracking software. Does take a lot […]

Reaper 3.0 Released

A new version of Reaper has been released, on the 22nd of may Cockus finally released the 3.0 version. And it looks great… ‘Changes:  A HUGE upgrade! Automation lanes Nested track folders Multiple tabbed projects Multichannel (greater than stereo) media support, including MOGG FX parameter controls on track and mixer control panels Customize toolbar icons […]

Free VST Plugins

Kjaerhaus Audio – Range of free audio plugins – Compressor, Delay, Chorus and more… Voxengo – Host of great free plugins – needs a bit of a search – but worth it.

VST Compressors – Free to Whoah There

Free: Kjaerhaus Audio: Classic Compressor, link Classic Compressor is a classic analog style VST Compressor Plugin with a lot of warmth and punch. Special designed to use on individual Instruments and Vocal, but also useable on your final mixes. Smooth Compression Ajustable ratio up to limiting Ajustable attack and release times Ajustable knee (hard to […]