A Different Approach to Writing Music

A Copy of a Copy? A friend once told me that all interesting music has already been written and no new ideas exist anymore. …that everything is a copy of a copy of a copy. But I told him that many unknown ways of writing music are yet to be found and explored. And that actually, …

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Let’s Sound Design! EP.1

In Let’s Sound Design!, I show the process of re-designing the sound of random YouTube clips. For EP.1 the clip is 30 seconds of the videogame Apex Legends.

The Best Affordable DSLR Teleprompter in Europe

If you live in Europe / European Union, and are looking for an affordable teleprompter to use with your DSLR and smartphone, you may have come cross the Padcaster Parrot Teleprompter. I think the consensus is clear that this model is the best for the price, but unfortunately for my fellow European countrymen, it’s not …

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Improving Neurotic Perfectionism

What is a perfectionist? Someone competent who likes rigor? Or someone who neurotically stresses over little details? Well, it’s complicated. This, like any concept, can be subjected to polarized (positive and negative) attributes. The line that separates competent perfectionism from neurotic perfectionism may seem blurry enough to let some people say things like: “I’m not …

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Ear Training for Sound Engineers and Music Producers

There’s a term used to describe those people with extraordinary hearing skills – they are known as having golden ears. This is true for acclaimed audio engineers like Chris Lord-Alge or Dave Pensado. Additionally, it is also a term used by some medical professionals to describe people who show no signs of age-related hearing loss …

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Hearing Loss Prevention – The Ultimate Guide for Sound Designers, Engineers, and Music Producers

I know… what a goddamn unpleasant, sensitive, horrifying topic to talk about. One which begs for any kind of contemplation to be hidden away in a repressed corner of the mind. This is true for anyone who relies on hearing for their art. Especially if they already suffer from some hearing loss. But we have …

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Car Horn Drive-By (Free Sound Effect)

Below you can watch the recording of a car horn drive-by sound effect. This sound effect was created by recording an Opel Adam driving-by while honking the horn, creating the Doppler effect. Recorded in stereo in ORTF, the car goes from left to right. This is a free sound effect donate by Sinewave Lab to …

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Getting a Good Audio on a Cheap Podcast Setup

Alright, you’re starting your own podcast and that’s awesome! Welcome to the Information revolution of the XXI century! 🙂 I believe that good content should be delivered with the best audio quality possible. The problem is that you’re just like the rest of us and don’t have a big budget to start out… so the …

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The Next Room Impulse Responses Demonstration

Here at the Sinewave Lab, we have recorded a set of Impulse Responses something called the Next Room Impulse Responses. This set of 23 mono and stereo WAV files allows you to emulate the acoustic properties of the house I live in, but with the twist. Because it’s called the “next room”, what did it …

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Modal Modulation Examples in Rock and Metal

Modal Modulation is not a concept restricted to Rock and Metal but since the electric guitar was my first love, I’m biased. As a developer of a software that helps you explore Modal Modulation, I want to show you this cool approach to music with four examples within the genres of Progressive Metal and Instrumental …

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