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Chris

Chris
August 6, 2012

Help Desk: Data Cables

Welcome to the Help Desk with UniqueSquared.com.  In this video series we’re covering all things Pro Audio, starting with the most basic stuff and going from there. We get a lot of questions here at UniqueSquared about Pro Audio Equipment.  Here are some of the answers to the questions that so many of you are asking. In today’s Help Desk video we’re going to cover Data Transfer cables, with a focus on USB and Firewire. We’ll also touch on some of the newer data connection types that have been introduced in the past couple years, like Thunderbolt and USB 3.0.…

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Taylor

Taylor
July 28, 2012

The Week in Review: 7/23/12-7/27/12

Greetings and Salutations, it has been a great week around here at UniqueSquared.  Take a minute to check out what’s been going on in the world of audio.…

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Taylor

Taylor
July 24, 2012

Numark 4TRAK, Vestax VCI 400, Reloop Terminal Mix 4, NI Kontrol S4 Comparison

The time has come for us here at UniqueSquared to sit down with four of our favorite controllers and lay out all of the features so you can finally decide for yourself which four deck DJ controller is best for you.  To really understand where I am coming from be sure to watch the video above, once you’ve done that check out the rundown of the four controllers I will be comparing and the three features that make them stand out from the rest of the pack.…

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Taylor

Taylor
July 19, 2012

Tips and Tricks: Side Chain Compresssion

For those of you who have already gotten past ooh-ing and ahh-ing over this and are already back to obsessing over what you’re going to play on it; we are returning to the tutorial from earlier this week and exploring the pump-y, jump-y world of side chaining. Side chaining is often a process that inspires fear, head scratching and pretending like you know what whoever brought it up is talking about. However, modern DAWs have stepped up and made the actually simple process even easier. Today we are carrying out the process in Ableton, but the principle is fairly similar no matter where you do it. Route an outside signal into side chain enabled processor A and use that outside source as a means of effecting signals passing through that processor. In both cases today we are using a compressor, though this is not the only side chain-able effect in …

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Taylor

Taylor
July 17, 2012

Tips and Tricks: White Noise Build Effect

When creating electronic music, it is very easy to fall into a pattern of looping four, eight, sixteen, etc. bars and things can get to sounding a bit rigid. That’s why we tend to use buildups to heighten the intensity on the way to the next segment. The logic deployed in most cases is something of a tension, release, tension, tension, release series of patterns. In other words, that huge hallelujah moment in the big room anthems isn’t going to introduce itself.