Beat Lab Top 10: Best Studio Headphones 2018

Beat Lab Top 10: Best Studio Headphones 2018 Beat Lab Top 10 is a series featuring the Top 10 of a product of a given time period. In this article, we will go over the 10 best studio headphones available as of this year. First, we’ll go over the different features that we judge each headphone by. Then, we’ll provide a list of the 10 best studio headphones and what makes them special. Read below for the breakdown.   What Are Studio Headphones? Studio headphones are headphones built for use in professional audio. They are a key piece of monitoring equipment. If you’re like us you’ll want something that works for most applications like Recording, Engineering, and DJ’ing. In this article, we’ll go over ten of the best studio headphones on the market today. What would you want in your pair of studio headphones? Durability Well, the best studio headphones will withstand wear …

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Beat Lab Reviews – Fresh Tracks of the Week November 16th, 2018

Beat Lab Reviews – Fresh Tracks of the Week November 16th, 2018 Hey hey hey, we’ve got a brand new lineup of Fresh Tracks. Some rare folk music, awesome indie dance, dope hip-hop, and good ‘ole indie. Listen below.   Yaron Kaver – Take My Way Yaron Kaver has created a beautiful song by utilizing the powerful nature of his voice and spot-on instrumentation. The gravel timbre of his voice is made for folk music. The subtle bell accents at the end of various phrases are sublime. The acoustic guitar ukelele is a perfect cradle for his palpable emotion. We don’t often post about folk music in Fresh Tracks but when we do you know they’re worth checking out. Listen below.     Jason Miller – Deep In My Eyes Zip up that leather hoody, and grab your pair of LED gloves, it’s party time. This song features pitched vocal chops, banging drums …

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Accusonus Beat-Making: Beatformer and Regroover Pro

Accusonus Beat-Making: Beatformer and Regroover Pro Today we are going to go over two awesome plugins from Accusonus, Beatformer and Regroover Pro. Both plugins are designed to interact with your drums – Beatformer as an all-in-one drum processor and Regroover Pro as a complex sampler. Continue below as we go over the workflows with each and what makes them unique. Beatformer Beatformer is Accusonus’ all-in-one solution for your drum buss. It boasts “a dozen different processors under the hood” and allows control over them with a simple user interface and the ability to dial in a combination of tones. This can be seen as a pro or a con here, the terms are likely ones you’ve heard before but don’t accurately describe what happens when using them (except for Boom). Otherwise, Accusonus knocked it out of the park here for users by making the controls so simple yet powerful. Each knob has a finite amount of …

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Beat Lab Reviews – Fresh Tracks of the Week November 9th, 2018

Beat Lab Reviews – Fresh Tracks of the Week November 9th, 2018 Hello hello! Things keep on moving here at Beat Lab Academy and thus we have another round of Fresh Tracks of the Week. Scroll down to listen to this week’s hottest selections. We’ve got an emotional trap/pop song, an awesome house song, an EDM banger, a great psychedelic rock song, and a kicking lounge song. Listen below. Roland Greco – Gem Roland Greco lives up to the epicness of his name (really, it’s a hell of a name) with Gem. The production leaves little to want for, and his vocals are  – pardon the pun – a gem. The lead up to the chorus is as powerful as the drop which delivers. There are fully modern pop chops oozing from every note and smack of the snare. We’re really excited to see where Greco will be in a year, …

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Feel Your Sound: Sundog Song Studio and Melodic Flow

Feel Your Sound: Sundog Song Studio and Melodic Flow Today we’re reviewing an amazing pair of chord and scale composition tools from Feel Your Sound – Sundog Song Studio and Melodic Flow. We reached out to Hauke, the developer of this software and asked to give the technology our take. After some extensive time spent with each tool we have a lot of insight to share, below we will go through how to use each and share with you the benefits and drawbacks (if any) of both programs. Sundog is especially complex if you want to dive into its abilities so we’ll give you the rundown on the basic workflow. Sundog Song Studio Sundog Song Studio is a standalone all-in-one composition tool. You can write melodies, basslines, chord progressions, and even drumlines. Initially, the prospect of using a standalone software to generate ideas sounded tedious but Hauke programmed a solution to …

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Beat Lab Reviews – Fresh Tracks of the Week November 2nd, 2018

Beat Lab Reviews – Fresh Tracks of the Week November 2nd, 2018 This week is a knockout as we’ve got a bunch of catchy as hell songs for you. Do you like dancing? We’ve got tracks that will make you move. Do you like womps and lasers? We’ve got an awesome Future Bass track. Do you like melancholy? You can get your fill of the feels right here, with Fresh Tracks of the Week. Listen below.     Yoe Mase – Homeless Yoe Mase’s voice carries like a hopeful letter sent via USPS in his new song Homeless. The indie electro song builds up anticipation, just like that delivery you’ve been waiting for. Finally, and quickly, the chorus drops! And just as quickly as it comes it floats away and you’re returned to another verse. You find yourself wishing for another correspondence, and as the wind picks up you receive your gift …

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How To Get The Perfect Amount Of Bass When Mastering Audio

How To Get The Perfect Amount Of Bass When Mastering Audio We’re happy to announce a new partnership with MasteringtheMix, a website with amazing audio plugins. When Tom reached out to us we were excited to see what his plugins could offer. Levels, Animate, Reference, and Expose all have proved to be super helpful in the mixing and mastering process. We’re featuring an article written by Tom guiding you in how to achieve an awesome bass balance while mastering. He uses a few of his own plugins as tools and we would highly suggest trying them out. Read below!     This is where so many potentially awesome tracks fail. Too much bass and your track will sound bloated and lack clarity. Not enough bass and your track will sound weak. I have a process that helps me set the perfect amount of bass for my clients every time. Since …

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Beat Lab Reviews – Fresh Tracks of the Week October 26th, 2018

Beat Lab Reviews – Fresh Tracks of the Week October 26th, 2018 This week we’ve got a majority of hip-hop but two of the songs are electronic inspired songs that sit comfortably in their places. Clean production, smooth rhymes, laid-back vibes, and hype beats. These are the Fresh Tracks of the Week. Listen below. Hadron Sounds – Let Me Live My Life ft. Soroya Grosso The song opens with loads of attitude, then ebbs and flows between a rock anthem and pop-filled indie electronic jam. What starts out as a saxophone tone morphs into a growling bass with a short wubby breakdown. We return to the nearly-ska swang chorus halfway through the song before breaking into a piano ballad that lulls us into a soft sense of security…THEN BAM. We’re back to the wholly catchy chorus. It never misses a beat, listen below.    Bobby J From Rockaway – Walter White …

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