The delay. One of the most important effects in any musician’s or mixing engineer’s toolbox – in fact, signal theory has it that it’s one of only two basic ones (the other being nonlinear dynamics). Leaving non-manmade implementations aside, there have been three important technological implementations through the years: tape echoes, bucket brigade delays (BBD, […]Read more "Review: Behringer VD400 Analog Delay"
The other day, when I was at an old clothing store in München, I bought an album. The reason for this is that this store has now, for many years, a very good jazz music department – maybe the best one here in München. I came to the department with nothing on my mind than […]Read more "Review: Nels Cline & Julian Lage – Room"
André LaFosse made me aware of those – Airwindows plugins, which do, as Chris, the man behind them, puts it, do “handsewn bespoke digital audio”. Those (effects – AU, and for quite some time now, Win and Mac VST2 32/64) plugins are somewhat different. The GUI is very minimalistic: sliders from left to right in […]Read more "Review: “ToTape5” and “Air” (by Airwindows)"
I picked a single note – a G. And a step-sequencer approach thinking in 16th notes. And added synthesizers. This is the result: Following my strategy to use the DAW’s onboard tools when working on a sketch, the synths are virtual ones: the main synth is Retrologue, and the two synths doubling that (rushing and […]Read more "R&D: Acid de uma nota so"
I can’t really call this a good year. But maybe one of transition. Considering my lack of agility, don’t expect any big changes from my side in the short-term, meaning before years’ end, or maybe even not before next years’ end. Let’s hope that until then I’ll still be legally allowed to write a blog. […]Read more "That was 2016"
The christmas season does have advantages – like receiving gifts which, in the best case, are a Korg Volca Kick. This latest offering in Korg’s highly interesting Volca series of small, low-priced synthesizers, follows suit on the Beats, Bass, Keys, Sample and FM. “Kick”, so that means it can only do kick sounds, making it […]Read more "A New Synth – Korg Volca Kick"
Starting with version 9, Steinberg has discontinued the 32bit versions for their main DAW product line “Cubase”.
Read on what that means for me – and for Cubase users in general.Read more "Cubase breaks the 32bit barrier – and doesn’t look back."