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Letting the Machines work it.

Cubase 6 Splash Screen

Digital Audio Workstations have some amazing features that are largely unknown, poorly documented or totally ignored.

Often you stumble across them and think to yourself, where did that come from?

That is what I thought with Cubase's Arranger Track.

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Getting Dangerous.

To sum or not to sum, that is the question...

Dangerous D Box Summing Mixer

We listened and we read over and over again. We went to audio houses for demos. After a lot of thought we agreed that we wanted some new outboard gear and this caught our attention but the question was; was it worth it?

Listen and see what you think.

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Food for thought.

Squeeze every last drop out of stock plug-ins, they sound good too.

I know it is so easy to want to spend your $ on sexy new plugs, I feel your excitement I really do, but resist. Think about it for while...

A photo of Avid Pro Tools 10 Channel Strip

Make the most of your stock plugs that come with your DAW. They sound good. They are also free, which in today's music economy is always better.

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Squelchy noises that make you dance.

Classic Computer Commodore 64A French company called Arturia and their retro synth plug-ins.

They have a good sound that is pretty faithful to their namesakes but have the weirdest system for saving presets that I have come across since the good old days of the Commodore 64.

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Tools of the trade, but which?

my first blog postRamblings about the Digital Audio Workstation.

It's like joing up with a new partner for the long haul and it either works or it doesn't. Sometimes you have to split up and move on, adapt, compromise or buy a new one. Ahem...

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