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Radial Engineering 500 series

Anyone fresh out of Recording School understands the luxury and allure of analog gear. Audio engineers and producers also know how devastatingly damaging to the wallet outboard analog gear can be. And rightly so! The time and material that is required to produce a compressor as coveted and iconic as...

Drum Sampling

In modern music using drum loops and drum samples is ubiquitous: you can find them pre recorded, sampled from records, traded, free on the internet, etc. These are great tools to sketch a song out with, even if you have the intention of replacing them later. Since many loops are owned by many people...

Audio to MIDI Pt 4: Harmony

As discussed before, the versions of Ableton Live 9 and after have the ability to turn any isolated audio clip (isolated drums, isolated melody, and isolated harmonies) into a MIDI file. Last time we discussed this technique for turning a melodic phrase into MIDI data, and this week we'll highlight ...

Audio to MIDI Pt 3: Melody

As discussed before, the versions of Ableton Live 9 and after have the ability to turn any isolated audio clip (isolated drums, isolated melody, and isolated harmonies) into a MIDI file. Last time we discussed this technique for beat making, and this week we'll highlight the audio melody to midi fun...