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You have the vision for a great song, plans for a killer production, want an epic mix, but know that you can’t do it on your own.

Good. When you want a project to turn out the best it can, finding the right people to collaborate with is key.

Putting Read more...

The post How to Choose the Right Producer or Engineer appeared first on SonicScoop.

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Waves introduces the Bass Fingers plugin.

Bass Fingers is the most detailed finger-style bass virtual instrument in existence. You can lay down authentic and realistic-sounding basslines with the personality of a seasoned bass player—intuitively on your keyboard.

Waves’ Bass Fingers translates your MIDI input into basslines full of character and Read more...

The post New Gear Alert: Bass Fingers by Waves, BOSS WL-Series Wireless Systems, Output’s PORTAL & More appeared first on SonicScoop.

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Nic Hard has been fearlessly recording his effects and audio processing for decades, and talks to Justin Colletti about how you can do the same.

He routinely commits to audio processing choices while tracking, from compression to EQ to distortion to pitch vending—sometimes to an extreme degree—all in his pursuit Read more...

The post Don’t Be Afraid of Recording Your Effects! With Nic Hard [SSP #025] appeared first on SonicScoop.

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As journalists, we at SonicScoop have a responsibility to be objective. That said, pardon us if we gush for a moment about what’s next at the Met.

This Saturday, June 22, at 6:30, the extra-galactic Police guitarist Andy Summers will hit NYC with what promises to be a very special Read more...

The post Andy Summers as Art: In Concert with “A Certain Strangeness” at NYC’s The Met – Saturday, June 22 appeared first on SonicScoop.

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We are now less than 6 weeks away from MixCon 2019, the world’s only convention that’s all about mixing.

Each year at MixCon, we bring together amazing producers, engineers and mixers—often GRAMMY-winners and multi-platinum sellers—to take us under the hood of some real commercial releases to show us Read more...

The post MixCon 2019 Lineup Announced! Reserve Your Free Seat Now! appeared first on SonicScoop.

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Producer and SonicScoop contributor Paul “Willie Green” Womack has an ehibition opening this weekend at the Massey Klein Gallery in New York City.

Titled “Press Play“, it is a musical and visual exhibition curated and produced by Willie Green. The exhibition will be on view from June 21st through July Read more...

The post NYC Event: “Press Play” Gallery Show by Willie Green Starts June 21st appeared first on SonicScoop.

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The MiniBrute 2 and MiniBrute 2S by Arturia are analog synths that can be of use to beginners and power-users alike. For beginners, these machines can serve as semi-modular gateway synths, to enter into a broad world of modular synthesis, or for the power-users, deep and rich analog synths in Read more...

The post New Gear Review: MiniBrute 2 & 2S by Arturia appeared first on SonicScoop.

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There’s still quite a bit of mystery around mastering, even for experienced musicians and engineers. Most know that they’re supposed to master their music—even if they don’t necessarily understand what mastering is really all about.

To put it simply, mastering is technically just the process of making a “master copy” Read more...

The post 7 Crucial Questions to Ask Before Mastering Your Music appeared first on SonicScoop.

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BOSS announces the 200 Series line of effects pedals.

Designed with an aim to take up as little space as possible, the BOSS 200 Series effects pedals will feature 4 models that deliver premium sound and flexibility.

The DD-200 Digital Delay brings together sounds inherited from the flagship DD-500 into Read more...

The post New Gear Alert: BOSS 200 Series Pedals, Heavyocity’s Mosaic Keys + Voices, Monoment Bass by Softube & More appeared first on SonicScoop.

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This week, Justin Colletti talks about the 80/20 approach to audio engineering: how to focus on the things that matter most and avoid the comforting lies that keep us from making great sounding releases.

He skewers the “Myth of A Thousand Little Choices” and offers a better mindset and a Read more...

The post What Matters MOST In Any Mix: The 80/20 Rule In Audio Engineering [SSP #024] appeared first on SonicScoop.

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