Welcome to Drumaxx, in this video I do a quick once-over of the plugin...
As you probably have already seen, until the 31st of March 2010 we are selling Drumaxx under the 'Pay what you think it's worth' system. The minimum is 9 Euros to cover our costs, but after that it's entirely up to you what you think Drumaxx is worth and how much Image-Line deserves.
Also, we are giving $1 USD to a charity (TBA) associated with supporting Haitian earthquake victims.
Spread the love and grab a copy of Drumaxx before we come to our senses :)
Head over to the Drumaxx page for Mac and Windows installers (VST, AU and FL native) and to hear some great audio demos.
Keyboard shortcuts can make a huge difference to your work-flow in FL Studio, this one in particular is great when you have long Piano roll patterns and need to move about in them at fairly high zoom. The same technique works in the Playlist.
Not even gol (FL Studio's creator) or me (manual writer) can remember every Keyboard shortcut, but a few select ones go a long way to making FL Studio the quickest way from your brain to your speakers :)
The role of the modern monitor speaker (the Wikipedia link left covers the topic quite well), seems to have shifted squarely to the 'flat frequency response' active (self amplified) design philosophy. Interestingly, when you check the advertising material for most nearfield monitors very few show frequency plots and shy away from making any claims they have actually have, or even strived for, a flat frequency response.
In light of the above, it's interesting to see the absolute vehemence with which Hi-Fi speakers are attacked in internet forums. Most forum members seem to have swallowed the marketing hype and assume their 'studio monitors' must be better than anything that is sold as a Hi-Fi speaker. What seems to be lacking in these arguments is, surprise surprise, evidence.
Any speaker, regardless of its origins, should be judged on its own merits. Those merits should ideally include some objective measure of the speakers performance. So what speakers are you using for monitoring and what does their frequency response plot look like? If you can find one :)
Linear Phase EQ (LP EQ) is often used by mastering engineers and also in plugins that need to split the frequency spectrum into bands for processing (such as Multi-band compressors). The Guru shows us two LP EQ options for FL Studio: February 14, 2012
In this tutorial the Guru shows how the Windows Calculator can be used to make exact text based 'paste edits' to FL Studio and native plugin controls. We knew it was useful for something! October 31, 2011
The Studio-X Guide To Producing Electronic Music
Guide to electronic music production written by Lawrie Masson (aka Project 2), main producer of STUDIO-X. Step-by-step examples and various exercises for all areas of electronic music production, including synthesizing sounds, recording, mastering and marketing.
FORMAT: Paperback w/CD-ROM
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http://www.officialstudiox.com/books.cfm January 28, 2011
30 years ago Peter Vogal and company started what has become the computer-based music recording industry with the Fairlight CMI. Today celebrating that anniversary Peter is bringing back the Fairlight CMI-30A. January 17, 2011
Image-Line Sound Design Contest - There were over 200 entries that we reduced to three winners. Download the winning FL Studio projects and any other of the 200+ entries by following the links at the bottom of our News Post. January 06, 2011