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Mar 052014

Do you have what it takes to become the next most sought-after music producer in the industry? Or are you simply stuck on wishful thinking and hoping that you’ll be noticed one day?Music producers are the busiest pros behind the making of an artist and an album. There are many responsibilities that this guy needs to attend to. And he may be required to prove his worth not just through his musical prowess but also through education.Yes, a music producer needs education first and foremost to back up his talent. Though the younger generation of famous producers may not have degrees, still, they underwent training and workshops to establish themselves as pros in the industry.

Basic Requirements and Know-how’s

Being a good musician is one of the top requisites in order to become a music producer. Some are good at keyboards or piano, some excel in guitars and other string instruments, while others are geniuses of brass and percussions. It is also essential that a music producer has experience in performing, improvising and instrumentation, as well as production control particularly in arranging and recording of music compositions.

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Mar 052014
simple stutter vst plugin

I thought it was time for an easy to use, small & compact stuttering plugin which is also free! I’m happy to introduce my latest vst creation called “Simple Stutter” which took over 3 months to create.

As well as studio use, Simple Stutter is also highly suited for  live stuttering in a band.

The custom engine behind Simple Stutter samples audio through 2 stages and you have finite control over pitch & speed. Read more and download….

Mar 052014

Types of Synthesizer Designs
By Victor Epand

There are three main synthesizer types. They are:

Analog synthesizers
Digital synthesizers
Software synthesizers

Each synthesizer is classified according to the method of sound creation. Synthesizers that use a mixture of all these three are also available in modern market. These types are called hybrid synthesizers. Modern synthesizers vary significantly in their working method, potential, dimension and outlook. In the majority of the synthesizers the output is required to be passed through the speaker, or an external amplifier and loudspeakers to convert it into sound.

Format and Types of Synthesizers Designs.

Analog Soft Synths:
When a harmonically rich waveform (Saw, Rectangle, Square, and Triangle) is generated by an oscillator, then the filters or cuts away part of the sound is outputted in a thorough fashion with filters and envelopes. This is the mechanism of Soft Synths.

FM Synths:
Frequency Modulation works in a way where instead of subtracting from a large waveform, the synthesis is started by using several Sine Waves (operators and carriers) at user selectable frequencies and then patched them in various ways to come up with tones.

Apart from these there are others like:

Wavetable and Linear Algorithmic Synths
Sample Playback Soft Synths
Hybrid Physical Modeling Soft Synths
Hybrid and Abstract Synths

Emulator is one common type. There used to be quite a variety but manufacturers have stopped making them in a lot. Purchasing old and second hand stuff is a viable option as the unused first hand products can be expensive and unpredictable. The emulation or the copy exact types offer having graphics that model the exact user interface of controls. Popular synthesizers, for example, the Minimoog and Yamaha DX 7 have emulators.

Some software synthesizers are more of sample based. Computers, generally, have fewer restrictions on its memory or RAM than dedicated hardware synthesizers. Some of these sample based synthesizers come with sample libraries, which can weight up to GBs or giga bytes. Some of these are exclusively drafted to imitate real world instruments such as pianos. Many sample libraries are available in a Windows, IBM common format like WAV or Waveform audio format files, and can be worked with almost any sampler based softsynth.

The newer and recent versions of softsynths are designed to be compatible with technology such as Virtual Studio Technology (VST), which allow other music programs to interface with the softsynth. Plug in technologies include DXi, VST, Motu Audio System (MAS), Real Time AudioSuite (RTAS), Audio Units (AU).

Common Types of Synthesizers Designs

Most of the professional software synthesizers come with a high price tag, but given the works they can put up in real time or 1.5x real time with good hardware. These prices can be termed justified. Reality(TM) Professional Music Synthesis Software, VirSyn Software Synthesizer, Reaktor, Generator are to name a few mid range Software Synthesizers. However some free to try and freeware are out there also. Adder, Crusher X Live 3.42, Drums, Digitonix Element, Ethereal, FlexiMusic Composer, FlexiMusic Generator, SequBeat, Space Station Pro are also there. There are a number of Demos or Demonstration programs available in the market. The manufacturers give the users chance to get acquainted with the programs before they try.

Victor Epand is an expert consultant for guitars, drums, and synthesizers. You can find the best marketplace for guitars, drums, and synthesizers at these 3 sites: guitars, drums, drum sets, and synthesizers, keyboards, designed synthesizers.

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Mar 052014

Arch Avenger Pro Standalone modeHi there, I’ve been thinking for a while just how I can offer a standalone version of my Arch Avenger Pro without causing me a lot of extra work/expense. Luckily in my search I came across Savihost by Hermann Seib, which also features a built-in recording function which is fantastic for quickly putting down an idea before it’s lost in the abyss.

So now in the Arch Avenger Pro zip file you will also see “Arch Avenger Pro.exe”, this needs to stay in the same folder as “Arch Avenger Pro.dll”, I’d also suggest making a Shortcut of Arch Avenger Pro.exe and popping it on your desktop. This will give you easy access to starting Arch Avenger Pro in Standalone mode.

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