Rode manufacture some great microphones. This video accompanies the Rode NT1-A Kit recording pack and in it Peter Freedman (company CEO and owner) shows how to knock up an effective and inexpensive vocal booth.
It's fun to get your hands dirty when it's for audio's sake!
The basic technique is to put eyelets in a couple of duvet/doonas, stuffed with craft-store padding, and hang them in hooks in the corner of a room. Extra duvets/doonas can be used to complete the isolation. Simple, inexpensive but effective, just what we like to see! 4,874
If you have used the FL Studio 9.6 Beta you will have noticed the Block Tracks seem to be missing from the Playlist. Well, they are still available from the 'F10 > General Settings > 'Enable legacy pattern blocks' option. However, moving forward the Playlist development will be Clip-tracks only and we won't show them by default. Are we crazy?
This video will help you make the switch from Blocks to Clips, and answer the question - Is there life after Blocks?
We will be adding more features in future to aid the transition, but for now, this video should flatten the learning curve.
The FL Studio 9.6 (beta) 'What's New?' video is out. Also check out the video on transitioning From Blocks to Clips this explains some of the new Playlist features to help people who use Pattern Blocks to move to Pattern Cips.
Notable fixes/changes in FL Studio 9.6
PitCHER (Beta) - Pitch correction and harmonization plugin.
Horizontal zoom - Improved Playlist, Piano roll & Event Editor.
Piano roll - Vertical zoom now possible & notes include properties view.
Note handle - On note selection to rescale length
Piano roll wave-display - Align notes to audio events.
Magic lasso - Circle mouse around Notes or Clips to make a selection.
Autosave / Autobackup - See F10 File options.
Browser Autohide - See the Browser menu options.
Lock Playlist tracks to clips - Right-click on Playlist tracks to lock and mimic Bock-tracks.
Larger mixer view & waveform metering - The Mixer View options include 'Wide tracks' and 'Waveforms'.
Individually sizable Playlist tracks - Any or all Playlist tracks can now be resized by dragging on the divider between the name areas. Individual tracks can also be locked at a desired size.
Live Playlist marker types - Playlist markers can be set to Loop, Pause or Skip for innovative live performances.
64 bit plugin support - The Wrapper now automatically detects 64 bit plugins and opens them in 64 Bit 'Bridged' mode.
Improved memory management- Two changes have been made to lower demands on FL Studio's memory allocation.
1. 32 & 64 Bit VST plugins can be opened in 'Bridged' mode that runs the plugin and its memory allocation in a separate process.
2. Audio Clips & Sampler Channels Keep on disk option now opens the sample in a separate memory allocation.
Improved audio options - ASIO: 'Mix in bufferswitch' and 'Triple buffer' may improve performance with some ASIO drivers. ASIO/Primary Sound: Revised 'Playback tracking' options to help with alignment of visual & recorded events where soundcard problems exist.
Fully automatic PDC - The default for new projects, automatic Plugin Delay Compensation updates the PDC settings when changes are detected.
Piano roll transport control - Editing in the Piano roll while in Song mode will now move the Playlist transport in sync with the Piano roll.
Ctrl+B (Clips & Notes) - Duplicates selection, zoom-range, all (no selection).
Piano roll - Rounded notes view.
Left-Shift resize splits - Works on Clips in the Playlist or notes/chords in the Piano roll.
We've turned 20 and to thank our customers for their support, we're giving away $10,000 in prizes and IL VCash. All you have to do each month over the next 5 months, is to post as normal in our user forums. 04-08-2014
Image-Line just turned 20! To celebrate LollieVox (Laurie Webb) we will be creating a 'crowd sourced' vocal pack, and we're giving everyone who enters the competition, a free copy by download! 20-05-2014
We are pleased to announce the Fl Studio Groove version 1.2 with MIDI support is available free to existing FL Studio Groove customers. Otherwise, FL Studio Groove is just $9.99 USD from the Microsoft App Store. 05-05-2014