Gently scattered among the scores of some of the most talked-about films and TV shows in contemporary media, felt piano comes in many shapes and sizes, and its DIY ethos has no end of big-name advocates. Here, we tread softly to uncover how the instrument is used to craft emotive soundtracks, and how you can make smart use of it
Feeling highly strung about your current project? Fret not! We explore how legendary artists incorporated strings into their work, and show you how similar results can be achieved with Orchestral Tools' LA Sessions.
Vocals are fundamental to the success of any track. So it’s important that engineers understand how best to record them and embed them into a mix. We break down the technicalities, from mic placement and effects applications to DAW drudgery, to help you make your voice heard.
Few music-sequencing softwares have a history as distinctive as the tracker. With the epochal program now arriving in hardware form, we trace the tracker’s lineage, from its humble 8-bit beginnings to its era-defining rave sounds.
Between blockbuster movies, the explosion in streaming services, online video ads and brand content, the demand for soundtracking professionals has never been greater. We provide practical tips on how you can begin your journey into the field of music for picture.
Getting low frequencies right can make or break your mix – and your entire track. We dive straight into the deep end and go back to basics to explore the development and varying sounds of bass instruments. Time to get low, low, low.