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How To Assist Your Child's Learning With The Right Piano

There are tonnes of studies and articles about the benefits of children learning music. Music can play a big part in a child’s development – from memory to patience, plus helping with cognitive and social skills. Music is a universal language that can benefit anyone and everyone, regardless of background and age. So, you’ve decided to get your child started in learning a musical instrument. Congratulations! There are many instruments to choose from. Strings, woodwind, brass, percussion….but unless your child has a strong preference to play a particular instrument, I feel that learning a keyboard instrument is a great place…

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How To Integrate Multiple Devices On Your Mac

Often when using Roland AIRA gear in the studio, the best way to incorporate it into your setup is to use the built-in audio and MIDI interface. However, what if you have another interface that you’re using for your mic input and have it connected to your monitors? Or what if you have multiple AIRA…

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V-Drums Masterclass: Recording Your TD-4KP

Acoustic drum recording is considered by many to be an art form. Finding a balance between equipment, knowledge, patience and money that works for your project is a skill that comes with experience and time. Being a collection of various percussion instruments, a drum kit requires different types of microphones and positioning to make one…

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V-Drums Masterclass: Recording Your TD-30

Acoustic drum recording is considered by many people to be an art form. Finding a balance between equipment, knowledge, patience and money that works for your project is a skill that comes with experience and time. Being a collection of various percussion instruments, a drum kit requires different types of microphones and positioning to make…

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V-Drums Masterclass: Recording Your TD-50

Acoustic drum recording is considered by many people to be an art form. Finding a balance between equipment, knowledge, patience and money that works for your project is a skill that comes with experience and time. Being a collection of various percussion instruments, a drum kit requires different types of microphones and positioning to make…

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V-Drums Masterclass: Recording Your TD-11, TD-15 and TD-25

Acoustic drum recording is considered by many to be an art form. Finding a balance between equipment, knowledge, patience and money that works for your project is a skill that comes with experience and time. Being a collection of various percussion instruments, a drum kit requires different types of microphones and positioning to make one…

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Recording and Mixing Vocals: The Basics

The boom in DAW software means that anyone can start recording vocals at home; you just need a vocalist, a computer, a mic and a little know how. Paul White, editor-in-chief of Sound on Sound magazine shares his tricks and tips for getting it right every time. Vocals are invariably the most important part of…

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MIDI VS. AUDIO

MIDI is one of the most versatile and useful aspects of modern music making. Present in a huge range of instruments, modules, devices and pieces of gear, MIDI was a true game changer on its release in the early 1980’s. Let’s examine what MIDI is, what it can do and how it’s completely different to…

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Computer Music Production for Beginners Part 3: Mixing

In past articles, we’ve looked at creating music with your computer setup. This week, we’re going to look at taking those recordings and polishing them within your DAW. Mixing audio can be tricky at times, but if you work to understand the basic concepts behind mixing tools and trust your ears, you can get some…

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How to Use Mastering for a Big Sounding Mix

It’s a common scenario — you mix your song, you think it sounds great, then you play your CD or MP3 alongside a commercial record and suddenly yours doesn’t sound so big anymore. Why is that? The short answer is that you are comparing your mix with one that has been through an extra stage…

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Computer Music Production for Beginners Part 2: Recording and Composition

Last article, we looked at the essential hardware and software you need to get started in computer music production. This week, we’re going to look at actually creating music with your computer set up. There are two ways to make music with a computer set up. These are, recording real instruments with microphones or going…