Sound und Recording Praxismagazin für Musiker Oktober No 10 2015
Soft / Mobile Applications 28-09-2015
Sound und Recording Praxismagazin für Musiker Oktober No 10 2015
Analog vs Plug in, E-Gitarren-Recording, Neue Wege der Audiobearbeitung mit Sonible Freiraum, Studiostory Blur, Slate Digital Vmr, Motu Ultralite Avb

Storys:

Studiostory: Blur − exklusiver Blick in die Produktion des aktuellen Albums der Supergroup
Cellorazade − Looper-Performance mit Cellos

Testberichte:

MOTU UltraLite AVB − USB-Audio-Interface mit Netzwerkfähigkeiten
Sonible frei:raum − EQ mit drei Bearbeitungsebenen
Spectrasonics Omnisphere 2 − Software-Instrument
Zoom SSH-6 − Stereo-Richtrohr-Mikrofonaufsatz
Slate Digital Custom Series Bundle − Plug-in-Module für Slate Digital VMR
AudioBro LA Drama Drums − Cinematic Percussion-Library für Kontakt
Auphonic Multitrack − Podcast- und Postproduction-Software

Praxis:

De/constructed − Dr. Dre: Talk About It
Beat-Programming − Martin Eyerer: (Tech-)House mit Ableton Live
Sounds like ... Roxette − Legendäre Gitarrensounds mit NI Guitar Rig nachgebaut
Studiotipps − Kniffe, die die Welt verbessern
Ehrenfeld Sessions (3) − Ein Film über die Kölner alternative Musikszene

Kult:

Love The Machines − Roland SH-3A (*1974) − Monofoner Synthesizer

home page:

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