Tag: tips

Using Staff view – Sonar

—->>>>Links to video guides at bottom of page To edit or write midi data we need to bring up the staff view screen. Hold the ‘ALT’ key and press ‘7’ You should now see this screen. Look at the interface at the top of the new screen. You can enter notes by highlighting the pencil […]

Setting up sound card in Sonar

Go to – ‘Options’ – ‘Audio’ Choose your preferred sound card from the drop down menu. Now we choose which kind of driver you need. If you are sure your sound card supports ‘ASIO’ then choose that option. If it doesn’t then try ‘WDM’ If you experience problems then choose ‘MME’ Make sure you click […]

Korg NanoPad and NanoKontrol Review

Just after christmas I purchased the NanoPad and NanoKontrol usb controllers. The keyboard wasn’t necessary, It looks too small and awkward – but that is from a visual impression. NanoKontrol @ Dolphin Music £53.95 Korg NANOKONTROL USB Fader & Button Contrl -Black @ $59.99 @ Guitar Trader Anyway here’s a review of how things have […]

Slice The Pies

Found this site – (found? probably wasn’t lost and has been around for a while, although I am new to it) SliceThePie Anyway – I’ve been visiting it as a listener to see how it works. Listeners can operate as a ‘scout’ – you listen to songs delivered at random. Each song has to be […]

Jargon Busting – Latency

Latency – is something you’ll hear a lot about. It is basically the delay in analogue sound being converted to digital. It works like this – analogue signal(mic/guitar) input – converts to digital in recording – output then converts back to digital – this can cause a delay. This delay can be seen in monitored […]

Mixing – Using Compression – The Seedier Way

If like me you have trouble with your mixing and mastering stage then the following article sent to me by the scottish reprobate Seedy Dave should help, OK so forgive the obvious but a quick once over basic compression first, lets say you’ve got a track recorded on acoustic geetar and it peaks at 0dB, […]

Create Digital Music

Just found this site while browsing for free plugins. It’s not a plugins site but more a guide to computer aided music. http://createdigitalmusic.com/ A great site, well maintained and well organised. Check it out, found this article from30Nov06 about free software, The Best, 100% Free

Computer Music Magazine

http://www.computermusic.co.uk/ New to computer aided recording this excellent magazine is crammed full features. Reviews of software, samlples and equipment. Thoughtful and intersting interviews. Excellent tutorials – focussing on production, music creation, and software use. The magazine also comes with a DVD crammed with nearly 9gb of stuff. The DVD inculdes samples, pluigins and demo software. […]