DAW Unable to Detect MIDI Controller on Windows? Try This

Updated: 5th August 2021 Over the past few months, I’ve been trying lots of MIDI controllers on my Windows computer. Then last week, when I tried using a new MIDI controller, the Korg microkey2 Air, it didn’t work on my computer. My DAW, Cubase couldn’t detect the MIDI controller as an input. Even Windows wasn’t […]

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What and How To Use a Limiter (for Music Production)

A limiter is a popular effect used in music production. But many new music producers don’t quite understand how it works – so I’ll be attempting to explain it today. This post is not a mere repetition of what you see on the internet. Instead, it will cover in full detail, everything you need to […]

10 Home Recording Studio Essentials for Beginners

Are you an aspiring artist who wants to build your own recording studio? They say start small, but where do you really start? Having a home recording studio is something that is now becoming fairly common among music producers, artists, and even hobbyists. The thing about the modern recording studio today – is you really […]

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Zoom H8 12-Track Portable Recorder Review & Demo

Around 15 years ago, in the year 2006, I took up my first music arrangement classes at a local recording studio. Computer-based music production was just starting to hit the mainstream market and things were exciting. I started arranging music in the box with Logic Express 7, and before long, realized I needed to record […]

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Is It Worth Paying for Professional Mixing and Mastering?

So you’ve worked hard on recording and arranging your music track. Next, comes the mixing and mastering process. Well, is it worth paying a professional to mix and master your music tracks? Is it better cost-wise to simply learn how to mix and master yourself? A plain answer to whether it’s worth paying for professional […]

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A Quick Guide To Selling Your Used DJ Gear

As a modern DJ or music producer, you’re bound to have some gear lying around that you no longer use. Rather than leaving them unused, it’s smarter to off-load them by selling them to an interested buyer. Remember – the way to become wealthier, is to build up assets. I’m not saying that you’ll become […]

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What is a Vocoder & How To Use it on Your DAW

Have you ever wanted to make a vocal track artistically sound like a robot? Well, a way to achieve that is to use a vocoder effect. In this post, you’ll learn how a vocoder works and how to use it in your music production. Let’s get started! A vocoder is an analog device or software […]

3 Ways to Remove Vocals From A Song – With Lalai.ai

Ever wanted to remove vocals from a song? Maybe you need a karaoke track or you want to do some sampling. Luckily, with the tools and technology available these days, it’s quite easy to split music tracks into audio stems. In this post, I’ll break down 3 ways to remove vocals from your music. Let’s […]

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Recording On A €1,440 Audio Interface – Acousta LE03 Review

Most audio interfaces have quite common features. A few inputs, gain knobs, headphone outputs, line out, and phantom power. With higher-end audio interfaces, they are usually built with better components (Neutrik/Amphenol inputs). Not forgetting the quality of its A/D and D/A audio converters, along with its pre-amp. Late last year, I got my hands on a […]