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Music Production Walkthroughs

Over the years I have often presented music production and playing tutorials / walkthroughs at YouTube. The idea for these is quite simple, it involves stepping through the process of how certain tracks and cues were put together. Stopping along the way to go into some finer detail where it may be [...]
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Waves Plugins Crashing Your 64 Bit DAW? A Solution

I had a 15 hour struggle in the studio recently. All my Cubase 7 (64 Bit) projects refused to load without crashing. Even projects that I was working on the very day before. I re-installed, searched, cleaned, refreshed preferences, you name it, I tried it… 15 hours later I was still unable to load [...]
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Remotely Viewable IP Cameras

Recently my wife decided she would like to get a pet hamster. Actually one hamster turned into FOUR hamsters but that is another story… Anyone who has kept hamsters will know that they are mainly active in the evenings and are very active at night times. This is all fine as you usually get to see [...]
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Using Negative Track Delay to Pull Your Track Into Time

Today’s tools for creating music are awesome. If you doubt it, just look back a few years (or more) and think about how you put your tracks together and the sounds you used and where you recorded them… Yup… So now it is a little easier eh? Of course you still have to be musical and you still have [...]
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Screencast Your DAW with Camtasia and RME Totalmix

A little while ago I presented an article about how to set up Camtasia to record your DAW using The ASIO Multimedia Driver. It was a tricky one to do because those settings are very unreliable and sluggish to work with. This article applies to Windows only. Here’s the introduction to that article [...]
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Refreshing Your Steinberg DAW Settings

After some time of working with Cubase or Nuendo you may experience some odd symptoms: Slow save times Odd graphical glitches Slow exit times Media bay anomalies New plugin versions not showing up And any number of other oddities There is one thing that is always worth trying before resorting [...]
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Cubase 7 Tips #1

December 5th 2012 sees the release of Steinberg’s new flagship DAW application Cubase 7. It’s a major update. Lots of new design and work-flow features but some of them are hidden away and if you don’t read the manual carefully you may miss them. This is not a review of Cubase 7, it is a [...]
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Using Voxengo Curve EQ to Clone EQ Settings

Voxengo Curve EQ is a very neat VST EQ Plugin that has some clever tricks up its sleeve. This powerful plugin also comes free with Steinberg’s Cubase 7 (more on that later). It can be used to take sample of the EQ Curve from your favourite Reference track and Apply that EQ Curve to a track of your [...]
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Windows 8 – Wake Over LAN – It Works!

This is a short article to follow up from the article: How To: Wake Over LAN + Internet which explains how to get Wake Over Lan and Wake Over Internet working in a Windows OS. For users of UEFI BIOS enabled boards – please see my update at the end of the article. After installing Windows 8, I found [...]
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Learn Windows 8 in 6 Steps

My Windows 8 for dummies – In six simple steps: This is for non-touch screen devices. Pre-tip 0 – Don’t listen to the naysayers and moaners – Some folks cannot embrace change… 1. The new Start Screen IS The Start Menu. The Start Menu has not gone – It is simply replaced with a much nicer bigger [...]
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Producing Your Own Music in 5.1 Surround for Playback on a Home Theatre System

This guide is intended for beginners. My problem was how to get a piece of my composed music (mixed in the studio 5.1 system) to playback on a standard home theatre system. In the past, I had worked on adverts and music for cinema and TV that would end up being played on a surround sound system. I [...]
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A Little Extra Security for Your iPhone / iPad

How many times have you lost your iPhone? How many times have you thought you lost your iPhone and breathed a huge sigh of relief when you finally found it? If the answer to either of these questions is – “More than once”. Then this article may interest you. OK – So I lost my phone – What’s the [...]
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