Beat Lab Reviews – Fresh Tracks of the Week February 15th, 2019

This week we have all sorts of hip-hop tracks for you. Dope, fresh, laid-back, and hype. Listen below. ARIA – On Me Though On Me Though is a soulful hip-hop track with a dope rhythm and rocking beat. It’s old school in vibes but new school in attitude. The beat brings the heat with low 808’s. It brings the soul with the lyrical madness. It’s a banger, and we encourage you to get with it. Listen below. Thom Six – Phat Thom Six shows some spirit in this single called Phat. It’s a low-tempo future bass track that takes its time to lure you in. The leads make you think you’re playing NBA 2k16 and we don’t mind that. It could almost be an old Kanye instrumental with the sonic palette. It’s dope, simple as that. Listen below. IACONIC – Changes We got some more hip-hop this week, and it …

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Audio Repair – Accusonus ERA Bundle Pro UPDATE

Audio Repair – Accusonus ERA Bundle Pro Accusonus has brought to you the ERA Bundle Pro, a group of six plugins made for audio repair. Each plugin has a simple design and streamlined interface. The standard ERA Bundle comes with one-knob plugins, and with Pro, you get ERA D. In this article, we’ll go over the features of each plugin and describe its workflow. Continue below to learn more! The Plugins The one-knob plugins are designed to resemble each other so you can work seamlessly. Below is a short list of the features that they share. Features: Single knob operation Simple and streamlined user interface Automatic noise suppression, dereverberation, plosive removal, sibilance reduction, or level normalization Precision-grade audio repair functionality Uncompromised sound quality Minimal CPU usage Low latency Resizable UI Read below as we go over each individual plugin. De-Clipper De-Clipper is the newest addition to the ERA Bundle. This plugin …

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How To Use The New Features In Ableton Live 10.1

Live’s new free update to version 10.1 adds many new upgrades and improvements. This update is free for all users. It always amazes us how many free updates Ableton gives their customers between every major release. This update (only 10.1!) features custom wavetables, new Delay and EQ devices, VST3 support and much more! Custom Wavetable It is now possible to load your own custom audio files to use as wavetables. Simply drag any audio file to the wavetable view and Live will convert that file to be used inside Wavetable. Once you drop an audio file into Wavetable you will get a new button titled RAW… Under the wavetable categories we can now find the User folder. New Devices We got two new devices but we also lost two to avoid redundacy. Let’s check them out. Delay The new Delay audio effect is combination of Ableton’s Simple Delay and Ping …

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Melodyne Studio – Ultimate Tuning

This week we have the pleasure of reviewing Melodyne Studio 4 for you. Melodyne Studio is the top-tier model of the software from Celemony. With it you unlock the full potential of their algorithms for multitrack and polyphonic tuning. We reviewed the stand-alone version of the software, there being only minor differences in the DAW plugin version. In the plugin version you have to record audio into it to make edits, and there is a different pane on the lft. Otherwise everything remains the same. Introduction Melodyne Studio 4 will come with all the bells and whistles. You get precision tuning (mono and polyphonic), time stretching (relocation and warping) and a crazy sound editor (formants, harmonics, synthesis). In this article we’ll run through the interface, the basic tools you’ll use to get started and round it out by diving deeper into the advanced features. Along the way we’ll let you …

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Beat Lab Reviews – Fresh Tracks of the Week February 1, 2019

Hello again! Welcome back to Fresh Tracks of the Week where we share the hottest music of the week. This will be our second installment of the new format (twice monthly posts). We hope you enjoy the bonanza, listen below! Shakti – Crescendo Ethereal vocals , synthesizers and booming sub-bass open this track with great appeal. Halfway through we’re greeted with a fantastic horn melody which eventually fades into a build plus drop. The production on this song is as crystal clear as the waters of the Big Island from which the producer calls home. We’re as happpy to drop this on the dance floor as we are to bump it in the car. Listen below. Post Traumatic – Do You Like It Do You Like It is an electro-bass beat with a glitch-tastic twist. The beat features a horn lead along with crunchy synths which drop you into a …

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Let’s Talk About VST3

What Is It? Steinberg is the creator of the audio application software format – VST. VST stands for Virtual Studio Technology, and it is the world’s most widely supported standard for plug-ins and virtual instruments Released in 1996, VST was a major step in the evolution of the recording studio. Virtual instruments were now possible to emulate, recreate and even replace their hardware companions. VST3 is the most recent version of the software, and the best version yet. Improvements have been made to increase stability and efficiency. What’s the Big Deal? Open Standard VST offers so much to modern music productions. With it, we can seamlessly integrate virtual effects processing and virtual instruments into our DAWs. Thanks to the developers who make our favorite plugins, we can use them neatly packaged in a standardized format. The biggest plugin developers have contributed to the growth of the VST format. Companies like, …

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Syntorial – Learn How to Synth

This week we want to share our review of the educational software Syntorial. As the name implies it is a tutorial in Synthesis. In this article, we’ll tell you about Syntorial, its features, and give you a rundown of the workflow. What is Syntorial? Syntorial was created by the company Audible Genius, lead by Joe Hanley. Joe create the program after struggling to learn synthesis himself. Joe pulled up his bootstraps and got started on Syntorial by Learning how to code Making a prototype video game style training program to teach synthesis to the world Raising some cashola via Kickstarter Using said cashola to finish said program Releasing Syntorial into the wild Features Below is a list of the features so if you don’t feel like reading through the article you know what the program includes. 129 challenges 147 videos 706 patches 64 parameters 33 random tasks 39 quizzes Watch …

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Beat Lab Reviews – Fresh Tracks of the Week January 18th, 2018

Hey hey everybody, we’re back! This week we have an announcement to make, we’ll be adjusting our format to bi-weekly posts. This means that every other week we will publish a list of our favorite Fresh Tracks of the Week. Until then, enjoy this week’s Fresh Tracks! Listen below. Mathes – Backbone (feat. Caroline Kole) Backbone is a future house anthem with attitude. Caroline Kole’s vocals perfectly compliment the production by Mathes. The song arrangement flows seamlessly from section to section, and the production enhances it. This is a great blending of current underground and mainstream electronic production techniques. It’s catchy and made it into our next DJ gig. Listen below. Bruce Chillest – Jigglypuff Los Angeles native hit us with this funky song – Jigglypuff. The production is crunchy and clean and perfectly blissful. It invokes a lo-fi hip-hop vibe but is more upbeat and lacks the melancholy found …

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