Brent’s Blog

Presonus ioStation 24c- Review

I'm a sucker for extra control. If you could see my desk, you'd see no shortage of extra macro keys, Stream Decks, palm keyboards, and more. It is for this reason that I've been considering adding a control surface for my DAW. Considering that I use Studio One Professional quite heavily, the Faderport (which has unique Studio One integration out of the box) was a...

EastWest Hollywood Orchestra OPUS Edition Launch

Many months ago, in the early days of Covid, EastWest Quantum Leap announced a huge update for their flagship orchestral library, Hollywood Orchestra. 230GB of new content, completely revamped presets, and a 'new' player engine called OPUS, and more were said to be coming, and as an EastWest Composer Cloud subscriber, I became very excited since it would be included. Hollywood Orchestra, despite being...

Freebie Frenzy- Ample Guitar M Lite

The guys at Ample Sound have created several plugins over the past year designed to give you realistic acoustic and electric guitar sounds. And if you've been looking to get your hands on the libraries to test, you're in luck. They announced today the first FREE version of one of their libraries, the Ample Guitar M Lite.

So where are all the older articles?

A while back, I started looking into the idea of an automated way to transfer articles from our old platforms to this new platform. We used to use not only a different coding language and database for the backend, but a completely different content management system. So I was hoping to find an easier solution. I couldn't.

Your Audience Isn’t Listening- Part 3

So we've figured out that your audience just doesn't care if you hit all the right notes, used a real guitar or a fake one, but what about effects? Guess what......they don't care.

Propellerheads Rack Extensions- More Info

Rack Extensions are potentially the best thing to come along for Reason users in a long time. Check out this brand new video which tells more about them and also get to hear from the developers who are already creating Rack Extensions.

FL Studio On Mac? Sure Looks Like It!

There are a few things that we never thought would happen in the audio world. Reason would never allow external instruments, Waves would never...

Watermarking- The Answer To The Digital Piracy Problem?

You don't have to go far to see a nice, heated discussion about copy protection. And you don't have to go much further to...

Your Audience Isn’t Listening- Part 2

  Still stung from the last glorious outpouring of truth about your audience's listening habits? I'll let you in on a little secret: they still...

Your Audience Isn’t Listening- Part 1

Do you REALLY think your audience cares if you used the more "airy" EQ or the most "realistic" sample library? Of course they don't! In fact, they aren't listening at all. Yeah, it stings. But I promise, this is a good thing.

Freebie Frenzy- Episode 1

In the first installment of Freebie Frenzy, we've got a couple of new freebies in the form of a generous new timbale library from Molotov sound, along with a newly-painted cult favorite compressor from Electric Snow!