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UniqueSquared

UniqueSquared
June 8, 2013

Adding Mastering to LinkedIn Profile

How many DJs out there have used LinkedIn to gain references and possible employment opportunities?  It seems like the counter culture to what a DJ is used to.  They speak with their hands, but when the tables aren’t in front of them, they have to speak with their mouths.  Unless they are a dapper sort of DJ, they usually come dressed like a DJ (as in skipping the suit, tie, and slacks) – so it would seem odd to try to mix the idea of professionalism and party animal in the same stunt.  There are DJs who are very careful about this.  Ultimately, they want to be seen as professionals but they don’t want to appear as uptight.

The drunk pictures that DJs that get tagged into Facebook are a definite no-go.  Although these help sell the idea that you are laid back kind of guy in your personal life, …

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Taylor

Taylor
June 21, 2012

Hardware and Software for Electronic Music Production: Dubstep

The time has come. You have been DJing your favorite tracks for a couple years now and it finally dawns on you. “Hey I can make a great track too.” Yes you can. All it takes is some motivation, patience, and the right kind of tools to craft that next club destroyer. Well I am here to tell you about the hardware and software solutions that the professionals use to make your favorite music. In this write up I will be focusing on the powerful software solutions that help to make dubstep tracks as well as the hardware that will be useful for managing your projects and opening up your creativity.

WORKFLOW IS SUBJECTIVE

If you are the audience I am trying to reach with this blog then I am just like you. I am someone who wants to start producing all kinds of electronic music from house, dubstep, and …

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Taylor

Taylor
March 2, 2012

Izotope Ozone 5 Advanced – Review

Izotope’s Ozone 5 Advanced is a full featured, comprehensive system for mastering productions within any RTAS/Audiosuite, VST, MAS, Audio Unit or Direct X compatible host software. Version 5 represents the culmination of a few versions worth of tweaks to a system that started out on a good foot in the first iteration. Feature enhancements and fixes are bountiful in the latest release from a company that has consistently released compelling and useful software. However, before we dive into the software itself, we should probably talk about what mastering is, exactly.

The mastering process essentially takes its name from the mediums of the past. Back when dinosaurs ruled the earth, the recordings produced for broadcast and retail had to be carted around in physical form. The final mix was bounced from whatever recording method of the day to a “master copy” that would be the basis for further duplication and archive …

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DJ Scott Mad Flip

DJ Scott Mad Flip
October 12, 2011

AVID Fast Track C400 Review

M-Audio has long been a leading manufacturer of pro audio recording equipment.  One of their most popular interfaces, the Fast Track, was  considered the industry standard for home recording since it’s introduction in 2004.  It was a high quality USB interface that was very simple to use at home or on the road.

 

The Features

The Avid M-Audio Fast Track C400 is a compact and ergonomic USB audio interface with the capability to record up to 24bit/96kHz audio with up to 4 simultaneous channels at a time with the help of a digital S/PDIF input.  When it comes to playback and mixing, the 6 outputs of the Fast Track C400 will come in handy to give you separate feeds for, say, a headphone amp or outboard gear.

The Look

The Fast Track C400 departs from the traditional look of a USB audio interface and comes in an ergonomic form ideal for the home …