Posts tagged Production

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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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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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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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Recording a Screencast with Camtasia & Cubase in Windows

Screencasting from your DAW can be very useful. The finished results can be used as tutorials, walk-throughs, detailed demos of your work and many other things. Usually a screen cast will consist of real time capture of your system display, possibly mixed with the system sounds and a narration [...]
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Writing a Psiren Song

I haven’t done anything like this for a while and a few kind folks have asked how it came together. So I thought I would share it. The Music & Production The entire production took place in Cubase 6.5 with Wavelab 7 for a bit of mastering. As you can see from the screen shot – This is a pretty [...]

10 Ways to Enhance Your Digital Audio Workstation

Does your DAW need a wash and brush up? As producers we spend a lot of time trying to get the best performance from our studio computers. Here’s 10 of my suggestions for getting the best from your Windows Digital Audio Workstation. This is not a detailed discussion but of course if anyone would [...]

AxeSkillz

I have taught various musical instruments and production techniques for a long time now. Finally I decided that I should introduce a website dedicated to that. So for the past few weeks I have missed out on all the great weather we have had and managed to get the AxeSkillz website up and running, [...]
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