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Today's featured free plugin is Newfangled Audio's Equivocate. Equivocate is a 26 band graphic equalizer plugin that uses linear phase FIR (Finite Impulse Response) filters instead of IIR (Infinite Impulse Response) filters. Equivocate is available for Mac (32-bit and 64-bit VST, VST3, AU, RTAS, AAX) and Windows (32-bit and 64-bit VST, VST3, RTAS, AAX). Equivocate will work in all major DAWs (Digital Audio Workstations) including Logic Pro 9, Logic Pro X, Ableton Live, Pro Tools, Reaper, Cubase, Nuendo.

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Today's featured free plugin is Izotope's Ozone Imager. Ozone Imager is a free stereo imaging plugin. Ozone Imager is available for Mac (32-bit and 64-bit VST, VST3, AU, RTAS, AAX) and Windows (32-bit and 64-bit VST, VST3, RTAS, AAX). Ozone Imager will work in all major DAWs (Digital Audio Workstations) including Logic Pro 9, Logic Pro X, Ableton Live, Pro Tools, Reaper, Cubase, Nuendo.

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In this Logic Pro X video tutorial, we take a look at setting up your audio interface in Logic Pro X. Learn what each setting does including how to reduce latency to get the best recording experience.

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We released a video tutorial showing how to use tap tempo in Pro Tools and discussed several other methods of tap tempo. Find out the finer points of tap tempo in Pro Tools and other tempo related tips in our video tutorial

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This quick tutorial will show you how to use the tap tempo function in Pro Tools. Tap tempo is a feature where you tap a key on the computer keyboard at your desired speed and your DAW will detect and calculate the appropriate tempo setting for your session.

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Boz Digital Labs is giving away their Gatey Watey plugin for free for a limited time. Gatey Watey is an interesting gating plugin which is available for Mac (VST, VST3, AU, RTAS, AAX) and Windows (VST, VST3, RTAS, AAX). Gatey Watey will work in all major DAWs (Digital Audio Workstations). The au...

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One of the necessities of recording audio is a good microphone. However, the great studio microphones you read about can be really expensive and definitely break your home studio budget. You don’t need a whole mic cabinet for a home studio and you definitely don’t need one that requires a bank loan if you are just starting out. Here are several microphones that you should definitely take note of when you are shopping around for your first microphone.

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Have you been struggling to understand all the complex options in Pro Tools when creating a new session? Do you want to get started as quickly as possible but you are worried that you might be doing it wrongly? Creating a session with the correct settings can be one of the most important steps that you want to get correct at the beginning. Choosing the wrong settings can result in incorrect audio files when recording or poor audio quality.

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The Monoplug Metronom is an advanced metronome and speed trainer for the iPad. The main feature of the Metronom is the ability for the metronome speed to gradually increase in set intervals for practice sessions. Some musicians do not practice to a metronome and find it difficult to play to a metron...

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This buyers guide is part of a series of articles to help the home studio owner kickstart their recording journey. Each buyers guide focuses on a different type of recording setup. Look out for more buyers guides and articles on how to make your first recordings in the upcoming weeks. Subscribe to the Soundgrains newsletter to receive updates in your inbox or like and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

This singer-songwriter home studio is designed for the keyboardist or guitarist who wants a simple and budget friendly setup to record a solo vocals and keyboards or guitars. This singer-songwriter home studio setup will allow for the use of one microphone for your vocals and an instrument input for your guitar with a pickup.

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