Sunday, February 27, 2011
New Trance Track
9:54 pm cst
I created and added a new trance track called Back and Forth. Go to the Ph D(J) music page of this website to find
the link to Sound Cloud.
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
New SynthMaker Tutorial
9:51 pm cst
I have added a new SynthMaker CM tutorial for creating a simple balance-volume control module. The module is nothing
special, however, a work-around the non-accessible or not included primitives/modules limitation in SynthMaker CM, is provided.
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
More on Audio Mastering and Synthesizers
10:35 pm cst
Adam Szabo has short, beginner tutorials discussing synthesizer basics such as ADSR desciption, waveforms, filters, etc.
It uses the free vst plugin Synth1 for reference. These are a good starting point to understand vst plugins http://www.adamszabo.com/
Sunday, February 6, 2011
Music Audio Mastering
10:09 am cst
Music audio mastering seems to be a mystical processing of music audio files to prepare them for production/publishing.
There are countless articles and how-tos on the internet and books available on the subject. It is quite amazing what
can be done to music after the fact. Studio/sound enginers have access to a vast array of sophisticated electronic music/sound
processing equipment. Their years of experience guide them in adding just the right amount of compression, EQ, limiting,
and many other effects to a music track. Being without means to submit my music for this kind of expensive processing (there
are some on-line and other mastering websites that can master a music track for a reasonable cost within the reach of an Indy
or DIY musician, such as Disc Makers http://www.discmakers.com/soundlab/
, but I am too cheap to do that) I began searching for a software process to master my music and found an excellent,
concise tutorial at Audio Tuts Plus website, How To Master A Track In 15 Minutes or Less
. I use the free audio editor: Audacity with vst plugin capability along with the guide, to master my music. It
will never rival tracks mastered in a studio, or professionally done, but for my purposes, it will suffice. I also
find that most music loops, if professionally created, require little mastering. Take a look at the Audio Tuts Plus
tutorial and give it a try on your music tracks.