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Music Production Tutorials

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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Avid has annouced an upcoming free ipad app that allows you to control and mix using your iPad. This soon to be released iPad app uses the EUCON protocol to wirelessly control Pro Tools. Avid also mentions that this would extend to Media Composer and other popular audio and video tools. The iPad app...

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Audio Assault has released the free Defacer audio mangling plug-in for AU/VST/VST3/AAX & RTAS for Windows & OS X. Defacer is a free zero latency plug-in featuring two channels of audio mangling tools.

Each channel features:

  • Deface Randomly rearranges samples in 2,4,8,16,32,64 or 128 sample block...

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A tape stop effect is an effect which emulates the slowing down and pitching down of the audio when a tape machines playback is stopped. When tape machines stop playback the tape is not sudden frozen in its current position. The motors gradually slow down to a full stop thus the audio on the tape is...

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Whenever you start a new session in Pro Tools, you will be presented with a ‘Create New Session’ dialog. This window allows you to configure your new session with several settings which for the newbie might be a little confusing. We’ll take a look at what these settings are, how they affect you, and what are the most common and recommended settings to use.

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