SSS002: Out Now - The FM Synthesis Collection

We decided to sample chords, basses, one hits, pads, and more from both a vintage Yamaha unit and a modern unit. First, we ran a beautiful-sounding Yamaha TX81Z through a high-end Eventide reverb unit. Next, we sampled Korg's new Volca FM through an Akai S1000 and some Lexicon reverb units.

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The 3 Most Common Mix Mistakes House Producers Make

Here at the studio, we have mixed down quite a few tracks over the years. A lot of the time I see producers making the same mistakes over and over again in their own mixdowns. I'm going to let you in on a few secrets - some may be old to you, and some may be new, but they all are always important in every mixdown!

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Build Your Own DAW Computer!

 If you do start looking for a desktop for music, you'll probably run into what I did - you will find very few computers with the specifications required to get the most out of today's digital signal processing technology.  4GB of RAM (memory) won't get you too far. The computers I found in my budget were not well-suited to my needs at all!

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Blind Shootout - Analog vs. Digital Buss Compression. Can You Tell The Difference?

In the myth-laden world of audio, I have learned to not trust everything I read on the internet (gasp!). Listening to blind tests of loudness-matched audio clips is just about the only way to decide for yourself if something sounds the same, better, or worse. So we're going to do just that. 

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