Paris Sampling Developer Diary #2: The Paris Approach

Paris Sampling Developer Diary #2: The Paris Approach BACKGROUND When I decided to launch a new sampling company I knew that I wanted to do things differently than my previous attempts. My first company “Private Labs” was fairly successful, but ultimately suffered from lack of long term vision and ended in a broken promise. My […]

Quick And Dirty Tips For Mixing With Headphones

Quick And Dirty Tips For Mixing With Headphones Conventional advice recommends to always mix with high quality monitors instead of headphones. But there are times when due to a number of reasons it might be impractical to mix with monitors and you will have to depend on headphones to get you through a project. So, […]

5 Easy Ways To Add An Analogue Vibe To Your Productions

5 Easy Ways To Add An Analogue Vibe To Your Productions Modern music producers have access to tools and capabilities that would have been unimaginable in the early days of recording; unlimited track counts, advanced editing tools and perhaps best of all pristine audio quality. The downside of this is that digitally recorded audio is […]

5 Reasons You Should Mix With Only Stock Plugins

5 Reasons You Should Mix With Only Stock Plugins There are many great third party plugins available for every effect you can imagine, but many DAWs have some terrific options bundled with them. In this post I am going to give you 5 reasons how mixing exclusively with stock plugins can help you. 1. SAVE […]

5 Types Of Orchestral Sample Library Every Composer Needs

5 Types Of Orchestral Sample Library Every Composer Needs For a new composer, purchasing sample libraries can be a daunting task. With so many categories, price points and options it can be rather overwhelming to just know where to begin. In this article, I’ll attempt to shed some light on the various types of orchestral […]

Basic Sampling For Native Instruments Kontakt Part 3

Basic Sampling For Native Instruments Kontakt Part 3 In part 2 we looked at how all of your samples are being mapped for triggering inside the Mapping Editor and how to add some effects to your samples inside Kontakt’s engine. One thing that is missing though is how to create the interface and how to […]

Basic Sampling For Native Instruments Kontakt Part 2

Basic Sampling For Native Instruments Kontakt Part 2 In part 1 we looked at what sampling represents and how to record our instruments for sampling. In this post we will go deeper into the process of sampling by showing you how to properly edit your samples and how to load them appropriately into Kontakt for […]

Basic Sampling For Native Instruments Kontakt Part 1

Basic Sampling For Native Instruments Kontakt Part 1 Kontakt by Native Instruments has got to be the sampling world standard for professional musicians and media composers alike. When you think about it, every film you ever saw, or any game you have ever played has had a soundtrack that features a Kontakt sampled instrument in […]

Video Game Music Implementation With Wwise Part 7

Video Game Music Implementation With Wwise Part 7 In part 6 we went in-depth on how the transitions work between music segments of various states of the gameplay, and as this series of tutorials is drawing to its end, we will take care of the last bit of interactive music implementation which includes triggering stingers […]

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