It seems it’s DIY Music blog o’clock once more. Yes. Here we go. Today I’m writing about reaching ‘peak plug-in’, a term I made up recently, interviewing people who know much more about stuff than I do, the holiday season, and a bunch of other things. So please, do read on if that interests you… Continue reading
Adam Matza is the founder and owner of Magic Ears Mastering as well as being a talented musician and writer with a rich history in the art of sound. I recently took the opportunity to talk to him about his company and the subject of audio mastering in general. If mastering is something you’re interested in, then read on. Continue reading
In this video I show you how to quickly set up basic sidechain compression in FL Studio using the Fruity Limiter. I’d recommend watching full screen at 1080 resolution. Continue reading
I’m currently in Hungary staying with my wife’s side of the family for a short holiday. Naturally I brought the laptop with me so I could work on some music and keep updating the site. 🙂
Anyway… I’ve started a new tune and thought maybe it would be interesting for you to see an example of the type of creative process I go through. And so begins the ‘Diary of a New Song’. I hope you find it interesting and helpful in some way. Continue reading
In this video I show you how to record automation from an external MIDI controller. I also inadvertently show you what happens when you max out your CPU whilst using FL Studio. 🙂 Continue reading
In this tutorial I explain how to set up a new MIDI controller device and quickly link it to any available parameter in FL Studio 12. I’d recommend watching full screen at 1080 resolution. There is a written guide below the video in this post.
An equaliser is probably the most fundamentally important tool you need when producing and mixing music. It allows you to increase or decrease the volume of specific frequencies in a variety of ways. This can drastically or very subtly affect the tone of any audio signal and is essential when mixing to ensure every element is in its place and there is no masking or muddiness. The Fruity Parametric EQ 2 is my go-to equaliser in FL Studio as it is easy to use and includes spectral analysis, so as well as hearing what you’re doing you can see how you’re affecting the audio signal.
In this post I’ll explain the basic controls of the Fruity Parametric EQ 2 so you can make the best use of it in your music. you may want to bookmark this page so you have it on hand for reference. Continue reading
One of the very first decisions you have to make if you want to build any kind of home-recording setup these days is which Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) you are going to use. Continue reading