In this video, Chris Randall (Analog Industries) demonstrates one way to use a cassette four-track recorder as a performance instrument. Randall describes it as “A quick demo of using a cassette 4-track as an instrument. (Or: How to get a Cm7 chord in to your song the hard way.)”
TC Electronic has introduced WireTap Riff Recorder, a new recording pedal and companion iOS app. It’s designed to be plugged into your instrument output path all the time. You just press the pedal button anytime you want to capture a new recording, in CD quality. Wire Tap Riff Recorder lets you record up to 8 hours of… Read More TC Electronic Releases WireTap Riff Recorder Pedal & App
Zoom North America today introduced the new H4n Pro portable digital audio recorder. Zoom says that they’ve ‘taken everything creators love about the original H4n and brought it to the next level.’ The H4n Pro’s built-in condenser mics capture have been updated to handle up to a thunderous 140 dB SPL, to help ensure distortion-free X/Y recording. The Pro’s two… Read More Zoom Intros H4n Pro Handy Recorder
Sunday Synth Jam: This video, via Wein Glas, captures an unusual binaural recording of a quadrophonic synth performance at the German Modular Synth Meet in Fischbach 2016. The Buchla 200e quadrophonic performance was recorded with ‘Harry’, right, a vintage dummy head binaural mic system, created by AKG. Headphones are required to reproduce the binaural effect.
Zoom Corporation has released an update for their Zoom H2n Handy Recorder that makes it a streamlined solution for recording and outputting spatial audio files for virtual reality applications. The update is a collaboration with Google and their JUMP Virtual Reality platform. It adds a new mode that records in a format that is compatible with YouTube 360 video playback. The Zoom… Read More Zoom H2n Update Lets You Record Immersive Audio For Virtual Reality
Propellerhead shared this video tutorial, looking at levels and clipping when recording in Reason.
Cakefolder (Sam Di Nitride) has released a new album, Possibilities, that explores working within the limitation of performing everything live, using Korg Volca boxes and an Electribe 2. Each of the tracks was recorded live, on video, in the studio. “I went for a DAW-free music production process and videoed myself doing the performances,” he… Read More DAW-Free Electronic Music Recording With Cakefolder
In the last few years, Diego Stocco has established himself as the MacGyver of sound design – able to create interesting sounds and music from just about anything. He’s set pianos on fire, he’s made music from a bonsai tree, he’s done beat making with the sounds of a dry cleaner and he’s even used a… Read More Diego Stocco On Making Music From Breakfast Cereal