Using Voxengo Curve EQ to Clone EQ Settings

Curve EQ in Wavelab

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). Curve EQ in Wavelab 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 choice. It works well.…

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Windows 8 – Wake Over LAN – It Works!

Part of my Windows 8 Start Screen

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. This article applies to Windows 8 and Windows 10 For users of UEFI BIOS enabled boards – please see my update at the end…

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Producing Your Own Music in 5.1 Surround for Playback on a Home Theatre System

Logitech Z 5500 Surround 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

Camtasia Record

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 track of some kind. This can all be done with…

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Writing a Psiren Song

Psiren Cover

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…

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Remote Control Cubase with Touch OSC

iPad Touch OSC Single Panel

Do you have an iPad / iPhone or Android device and do you want to use it as a wireless remote controller for Cubase / Nuendo? If the answer is “Yes!”… Here’s how. First of all I should mention a few things: This is not really anything new to the tech-heads out there and is…

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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 like…

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Code Therapy

Project Folder Maker - Application

When I’m not writing songs and making music – In my spare time I often find myself programming code. My first days of programming (after a brief time learning CECIL at school) were back in the days of the renowned Sinclair ZX Spectrum. What a great little machine that was. And what amazing things we…

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A Blast from the Past – Ballads Away!

Album 2

Something I used to do quite a lot of in my earlier song-writing days was write ballads. I found it quite easy to put the arrangements together and learned a lot about how (and how not) to write a song. Some of them were written and recorded in a matter of days. (I know -…

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Using Cubase 6 – Matching Tempo

Define Tempo

Imagine the scenario – You are about to start work on a remix and you have been sent the original radio edit plus vocals as a reference. You need to pull the original track (and vocals and possibly other parts) into a project and line them up so the vocals fit and you can work…

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How To: Wake Over LAN + Internet

Most people these days have some kind of Smart-phone, Netbook or Laptop. But many of us also still need hulking behemoths of power stashed away at the office to do our main work. Our studio, for example, would never run on any kind of laptop and certainly not a netbook (correct at time of publishing…

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Yes – I Play Guitar

Blue Variax 700

Funny really; My main sources of work and also much personal enjoyment revolve around various fields of music and production and song-writing. I’ve been blogging about my flying training experiences because they are a relatively new thing to me. Music isn’t. Not that there aren’t always new things to learn but music has been part…

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