Kentucky’s Women-Led Recording Studio

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LEXINGTON, Ky. — As Women’s History Month continues, Spectrum News continues bringing you stories of Kentuckians who are making an impac This week, the focus is on three women who own and operate a recording studio in Downtown Lexington. Sound Engineer April Edwards, Audio Engineer Danielle Barkman, and Musician Leah Arrington own Nitrosonic Studios. They […]

How stuff works: synthetic sounds

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Everything is slowly becoming digital, including sound. However, it’s difficult to synthetically create different sounds like dog barks, pianos, and human voices in bits and bytes without having premade recordings. So how do sound engineers do it? Well, for starters, sound engineers have to understand musical pitch. Every note and sound at a given moment […]

The best free VST drum plugins 2021: drum machines,samplers and grooveboxes for all your beatmaking needs

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Top quality free drum synths, ROMplers and percussion pluginsWith the exception of ambient or orchestral genres, drums provide the backbone of basically allmodern music. If you make music for clubs, good drums are essential – they’re what makes you wantto dance – whereas in rock and pop they provide drive and dynamics. Capturing the right […]

Grimes’ 10-month-old baby plays a Teenage Engineering OP-1 synth, proving that it really is a children’s toy

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Whether musical talent is genetic remains open to debate, but it certainly seems that electronicartist Grimes’ son X Æ A-12 could be a chip off the old synth-loving block. In a heartwarming Instagram story, the 10-month-old can be seen tinkering with a TeenageEngineering OP-1, while his proud mother looks on in the background. Of course, […]