Tag: Software

Guitar Effects – VST Plugin – FX Software Guitar Rig

These days the amount of software out there for guitarists is pretty mind boggling. The variety in sound and the varying cost can make it pretty difficult to decide what is right for you and your setup. There are decisions to make when it comes to choosing what you want. It cand come down to […]

Emu Esi 32

ESi 32 Download Manual ESI-32 – 1994 Essentially a cost reduction of the EIIIX sampler (EIII software ported to new hardware), this two rack space sampler broke the price barrier for high-quality sampling. Thirty-two voice polyphony, 32MB of RAM and a huge sound library made this E-MU’s best selling sampler of all time. ‘The ESI-32 […]

Recording and Midi

So you’ve decided on your setup, now you need the software to record – So far I’ve seen two packages available, both are free to use. Reaper – A multi track audio package – rewired, vst support – midi support. Reaper (www.cockos.com) – is an outstanding peice of kit – a 64 bit audio engine, […]

Introduction – Requirements

The basics first. For a computer based recording system. A PC – today most PC’s have enough power to run a basic setup. Onboard sound cards – although not the best setup – are adequate to get started. Laptops also have this bare minimum requirement. A useful download to start with is ASIO4ALL – a […]

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 […]

Kristal – 16 Track Multi Recorder

Taken form their website: KRISTAL Audio Engine is a powerful multi-track recorder, audio sequencer and mixer – ideal for anyone wanting to get started with recording, mixing and mastering digital audio. It is designed as a modular system. The main application provides a mixing console, while the audio sequencer, live audio input and so on […]

Audacity – free audio editor

In case you didn’t already know, Audacity is free software, developed by a group of volunteers and distributed under the GNU General Public License (GPL). easy-to-use audio editor and recorder for Windows, Mac OS X, GNU/Linux and other operating systems. You can use Audacity to: Record live audio. Convert tapes and records into digital recordings […]

UVI Work Station

http://www.uvisoundsource.com/ Developer Ultimate Sound Bank has just released a free ROMpler. By all accounts it can play back sampled content and comes supplied with four instrument patches. A Drum Kit and five REX2 loops. Of real interest is the 415mb Soundpack Demo, which features dozens of sounds from Ultimate Sound Bank range of UVI soundcards. […]

Reaper… awrigght

Anyone who hasn’t had a crack at Reaper yet, definitely worth a go. I have pretty much stopped using Sonar for it now. Occcasionally I still use Adobe Audition, mainly because I know it inside out. But the more I learn about Reaper, the more I realise how freakin great it is. Uncrippling shareware, and […]

Bluffing The String Section

Lets face it my instrument of choice is the guitar. I know what it does, I know how to make it do what I want. Bass – well I think like a bassist when I play. Drums – apart from my aversion to cymbals I’ve got to grips with programming those. Strings? Well I’ve bluffed […]