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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Mixing Tips for a Modern Snare Drum Sound

The sound of a modern Rock and Metal snare drum is something some of us really desire to achieve in our mixes. This article presents the tools and techniques you should master and apply to get that loud and massive snare sound in your music productions. So that it sounds like this: Listen to Metal …

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Managing my Forearm RSI from Mouse Use

A repetitive strain injury is something that anyone who works extensively on the computer is at risk of developing. In my industry (Sound Engineering), I think audio editors are the ones at greater risk. It happened to me, almost 10 years ago, after a particularly intense day of mouse use. A small sting in my …

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Editing Audio Efficiently on Cubase and Nuendo

The job of an audio editor is not easy. Editing an endless amount of recorded voice can seem like a daunting task, sometimes. So it is important to make the process as efficient as possible. Remember, small inefficiencies add up, over time. I’ve written this blog to teach the inexperienced audio editor ways to reduce …

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Sinewave Lab’s Sound Library was a Failure

By the end of 2018 I explained why my experience of selling sound effects through the Audiojungle marketplace hadn’t been that great. And then I started to wonder how I could monetize my sound effects in a better way. I tried to find an answer and launched the Sinewave Lab Sound Library. I had many …

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Bill Burr’s Complete Control of Sound

One of the things I try to teach students about microphones is that some of their technical specifications are not just numbers or graphs on a paper. They are things that can be translated creatively into the world. Bill Burr, a well known comedian from the US, has mastered that art for comedic purposes. For …

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The End of my Music Project

I am writing this article to announce publicly a decision I made regarding my Instrumental Rock project: I am ending it without plans to return.  The cause of this decision is multilayered and I pretend with the rest of this article to explain it the best I can. Project’s Timeline 2005: I started playing guitar. …

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Paper Crumpling (Free Sound Effect)

Below you can watch the video of the sound effect. Description: Sound effect of crumpled paper. This is a free sound effect donated by Sinewave Lab to the community. Terms of use: this sound effect is free to use in any personal or commercial project. It is royalty-free. It requires no attribution. You can’t download …

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Real Coins (Free Sound Effect)

Below you can watch the video of the sound effect. Description: Multiple recordings of real euro coins. This is a free sound effect donated by Sinewave Lab to the community. Terms of use: this sound effect is free to use in any personal or commercial project. It is royalty-free. It requires no attribution. You can’t …

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Simple High-Pitch UI Click (Free Sound Effect)

Below you can watch the video of the sound effect. Description: This sound effect can be used as a modern button click. This is a free sound effect donated by Sinewave Lab to the community. Terms of use: this sound effect is free to use in any personal or commercial project. It is royalty-free. It …

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