November 24, 2014
Purchase the PreSonus AudioBox Studio Bundle
Purchase the Focusrite 6i6 Studio Bundle
Purchase the Steinberg Studio Bundle
Purchase the M-Audio AV30 Studio Monitors
The world of Home Recording is a vast world out there with so many options. But where do you start? Monitors? Mic? Pre-Amps? DAWS? Many think they have to break the bank to get great sound, but you really don’t. Here I am going to outline a few options from PreSonus, Focusrite, and Steinberg that will get you on your way without robbing your wallet.
Interface Bundles Under $400
If all you need right now is one mic to record your vocals, this kit is perfect for you. It includes a great sounding condenser microphone that will get you those crisp clear vocal tracks you want to add …
December 19, 2012
If staunch DJs aren’t taking the iPad platform seriously yet, producers might have to lead the way by showing DJs how well these programs can be ported over. Cubase is one of the only large scale DAWs that might have a reputable future on a touch screen device. Porting a DAW over to iOS 6 is not an easy thing to do. One of the greatest drawbacks of any touchscreen DAW is the workflow, and how it is ultimately organized. At home, the standard producer might take advantage of huge displays (maybe even from an HD television), or even multiple monitors to have direct access to everything at once. With an iPad, you have to be more efficient about changing “scenes” to get what you need.
One of the selling points of Cubasis (for iPad) comes down to the ability to route information from one section of the program to …
November 23, 2012
There are many different branches of electronic music and some of them are very hard to classify in a single genre. Mainstream EDM music consists of everything we already know as electronic – including DrumNBass, Trance, House etc. The newer forms of electronically produced music can be wild an eccentric to someone who has been around longer than 20 years. For example, Dubstep may seem noisy and random when compared to something more melodic and pulse driven. Some forms of music that combine different elements of music, such as electronic music and hip hop are also popular, and this style has even branched off into its own brand of music, known as glitch hop. If you’ve ever listened to groups like the Glitch Mob you may have figured something very interesting out.
It almost sounds as if a producer literally took bits and selections from each song and laid them …
November 14, 2012
When it comes to production tools and DAWs, everybody has their own flavor. If you were trying to produce hip-hop beats back in the early 2000’s then maybe your first DAW was Fruity Loops or Pro-tools. I remember spending countless hours trying to figure out the correct attack and decay while trying to wrap my head around ways to activate my piano roll from an external controller (there wasn’t as much available back then). If you were more serious about producing music like EDM music, then maybe you skipped the whole sequencer-based layout and went for something like Ableton, Cubase, or Logic. Of course you then had to spend weeks on end trying to figure out how the software actually worked.
We’ve all gone through the frustration of trying to do something simple, in a complicated piece of software – and this probably won’t get better for the novice …
DJ Scott Mad Flip
January 21, 2011
Steinberg’s got the goods! They always have, always will. The Steinberg CI Series interfaces boast great sounding inputs in a smart compact package. They each come bundled with Steinberg software that covers a broad range of applications. DJ/Producer/Remix types will be amazed at the capabilities these little beasts possess. We caught up with my friend of many years Lacy Privette at Steinberg and he showed us the range.
Scott: Hi, this is Scott Magno DJ Madflip here with UniqueSquared.com. We’re here still at Winter NAMM 2011. I’m here with one of my great old friends, Lacy from Steinberg and he is going to tell us about some of the awesome interfaces.
Lacy: How’re you doing, basically we have a line of USB interfaces for the computer, the CI series, the CI-1, the CI-2, and the CI-2+. Price points on the marked $99, $199, and $299, very simply laid out.