Monthly Archives: April 2017

FabFilter’s Pro-Q Review

We were hugely impressed with FabFilter’s Pro-Q equaliser back in 2010, scoring it 9/10 and praising its sweet sound and wonderful interface. We also admired its array of useful features such as left/right and mid/side EQ modes, although we did describe them as “not being particularly sexy”. “FabFilter Pro-Q 2 is practically impossible to fault, […]

Microsoft Surface Dial

By Mark Wherryhttps://youtu.be/JR7HAKmAdhs When Microsoft announced the all-in-one Surface Studio last October, the company also unveiled a new input device called the Surface Dial. The Dial is designed to work with the Studio, either sitting on the desk or being placed directly on the screen. In this latter case, with compatible software, controls will appear […]

Studio Time With Junkie XL

Watching a master at work can be incredibly rewarding. Studio time with Junkie XL is just that. In this episode, our favorite sound track “junkie,” takes us through the process of arranging strings electronically. This article should give you a fascinating glimpse into the method behind the art of arranging for film using sampled string instruments. […]

How to Create an Orchestral Template in your DAW

A couple of people have asked about creating templates for their DAW of choice (eg. Cubase, Logic etc.), so I thought it might be useful to post this video by Alex Pfeffer where he goes through the whole process using Cubase. Namely, how to create an orchestral template in your DAW. Tweet

How Much Should You Charge As A Composer

This is a great video on one of the most commonly asked questions, how much should you charge as a composer? In this video, I discuss my personal approach to pricing myself with prospective clients for composing. The views in this clip are 100% my own, so please do not take this advice as gospel…find […]

How to bring a track into balance using multiband processing

How to bring a track into balance using multiband processing Learn how to employ one of the most powerful tools in the music producer’s arsenal Multiband compression makes for a much more detailed alternative to regular ‘broadband’ compression, but when exactly should you use it? As with all matters relating to production, the answer lies […]