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by richardyot
Tue Apr 15, 2014 7:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fabfilter plugins: 40% off sale until April 24th
Replies: 39
Views: 10839

Re: Fabfilter plugins: 40% off sale until April 24th

Thanks for the heads up on the sale. Which one of these plug-ins are the best ones to get? I've heard the Saturn one is similar to a harmonic maximizer, is that true? Shawn Can't comment on the harmonic maximiser comparison, but Saturn is very versatile: I have used it to add a subtle bit of colour...
by richardyot
Tue Apr 15, 2014 12:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fabfilter plugins: 40% off sale until April 24th
Replies: 39
Views: 10839

Fabfilter plugins: 40% off sale until April 24th

I'm surprised this news hasn't been posted here yet :) Many of you will probably already know this from the Audiobus forum, but for those people who aren't regulars there: all Fabfilter plugins are on sale to celebrate their 10th anniversary. I took the opportunity to grab Pro MB at 40% off the regu...
by richardyot
Thu Apr 03, 2014 1:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Synth/Keyboard app
Replies: 8
Views: 2597

Re: Synth/Keyboard app

I think it's subjective, the orchestral sounds in Music Studio are from the Sonatina soundfont, which to my ears sounds better than Sampletank's Miroslav pack - you can hear the difference for yourself in my first post above, which compares BS16i (using the same Sonatina soundfonts as Music Studio) ...
by richardyot
Thu Apr 03, 2014 5:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Synth/Keyboard app
Replies: 8
Views: 2597

Re: Synth/Keyboard app

Here's a video of Music Studio in action:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0USY5AMywM
by richardyot
Thu Apr 03, 2014 3:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Synth/Keyboard app
Replies: 8
Views: 2597

Re: Synth/Keyboard app

You need a sample based app. soundfont players are popular on iOS, a couple of good ones I can recommend are BS16i and Music Studio. BS16i supports free soundfonts which can be found on the internet, there is a pretty good one called Sonatina which has some excellent orchestral samples. Music Studio...
by richardyot
Fri Mar 21, 2014 3:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mixing Vocals
Replies: 25
Views: 6522

Re: Mixing Vocals

It's important to note the amazing arrangements though, that's really why things fit. Download the multitrack of ain't no mountain high enough and listen to the arrangement. 3 guitars,on one track, with their own space, with eq playing little part (or none) in that. Instead, chords voiced to compli...
by richardyot
Fri Mar 21, 2014 3:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mixing Vocals
Replies: 25
Views: 6522

Re: Mixing Vocals

Actually what I meant Bob (glad to hear you're enjoying your new speakers!) was adding the compressor to the master strip, to compress the whole track at once. This video explains it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rjgqp7uChD4 And Old Timer might well be a good choice for this because it also adds a...
by richardyot
Thu Mar 20, 2014 1:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mixing Vocals
Replies: 25
Views: 6522

Re: Mixing Vocals

Agreed, the last thing people new to mixing need to mess with is saturation and side chaining IMO. Here's a quick beginner guide to mixing that give you some more ideas: http://tarekith.com/assets/pdfs/Mixdowns.pdf The OP was complaining that the vocals were too separated from the rest of the music...
by richardyot
Tue Mar 18, 2014 12:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mixing Vocals
Replies: 25
Views: 6522

Re: Mixing Vocals

Also, if everything is too separated you can use some bus compression and/or tape saturation to "glue" the mix together.
by richardyot
Tue Mar 18, 2014 1:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best Bass plugin?
Replies: 2
Views: 1017

Re: Best Bass plugin?

There's ifretless Bass, and also iJ Bass you might consider. I like iJ Bass, but it doesn't have MIDI so you have to play it via the app itself and record it with Audiobus, the sound is pretty good though.

Here's a video from The Sound Test Room demoing iJ Bass:

YouTube link
by richardyot
Thu Mar 13, 2014 3:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Auria SOOO sluggish
Replies: 21
Views: 5040

Re: Auria SOOO sluggish

Be patient, it's better to ship a little later if it means fewer bugs. Software development is not easy.
by richardyot
Tue Mar 11, 2014 4:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Voice effect app?
Replies: 4
Views: 1106

Re: Voice effect app?

There's also iVoxel which is excellent.
by richardyot
Tue Mar 04, 2014 1:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Guitarists: Flying Haggis amp sim
Replies: 2
Views: 973

Re: Guitarists: Flying Haggis amp sim

I forgot to say, you can see and hear it in action here:

The SoundTestRoom Flying Haggis demo
by richardyot
Tue Mar 04, 2014 1:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Guitarists: Flying Haggis amp sim
Replies: 2
Views: 973

Guitarists: Flying Haggis amp sim

I wouldn't normally pimp an app, but I think this one is well worth checking out: Flying Haggis It's only $6.99, no IAPs (everything comes included), very clean interface, and most important of all the sound is really good, as good as BIAS IMO. Can be used as an input or effect in Audiobus, and you ...
by richardyot
Sat Mar 01, 2014 10:17 am
Forum: Audio Interfaces
Topic: Made for iPad from Focusrite
Replies: 23
Views: 19815

Re: Made for iPad from Focusrite

I have a question for Katherine:

how does the monitoring work on this if there is no mix knob? With direct monitoring how do you control the playback level of the DAW vs the live vocal or instrument?