Originally had this posted to facebook, but for some reason, it sounded like the thing was coming out of a tin can after it was finally posted. Let’s try youtube!
Hello again, from the Underground Alliance Headquarters!
This one is for those of you using Superior Drummer 2.0 by Toontrack. (Specifically, including “The Metal Foundry” expansion) I’ve been working away on a preset, and now I am going to give it away! I call this one “The Trasher”. It should be noted that I used a preset released by Hand Of Taurus as a starting point, being one that I really liked the direction of. Continue reading
Hello fellow audiophiles! I’ve got some interesting news for any of you who produce your own music or demos. I’m excited to announce a collaboration between myself and Joe Stevens, the tech wizard behind BigCat Instruments. This small non-profit from Denver, CO is best known for their large suite of freeware orchestral VSTis.
While the name of the plugin is yet to be determined, I can tell you that we are building guitar emulation software. Get ready to kick out your guitarists, folks!
Right now, we’re in the process of back and forthing samples, so a mock VSTi with a temporary gui can be used for preliminary testing. After a quick test, it will be time to hunker down, and record lots of samples for lots of notes.
Keep an eye out for updates, in time, we could have an a whole line of BigCat Rock-ware!
Hello again, lovers of rock and metal! It’s been a couple weeks now, Monteith Mania has been available to the public, and we’ve decided to open up the downloads on one of our favorite tracks!
The Man Strikes Again, give it a download off of soundcloud, and inject it straight into your veins. To see them play this live is something transcendent, but this audio fix should get you to your next MONTEITH show.
One of the features that keeps me stuck to REAPER unlike any other DAW, is the Render Queue. If you find yourself dealing with multiple songs on a single session, or just have multiple formats you are expected to deliver, this function can be a godsend.
Let’s say you’ve recorded a live set at a venue, have your processing on each respective mic, and your client asks for a WAV+MP3 of each song. This lets you save your selection and render options, and queue as many instances necessary before running through the sequence. REAPER’s render queue turns a 2 hour task, into 10 minutes, and walking away. Continue reading
Hello ladies and gentlemen, it’s your good pal Jake from The Underground Alliance! Today, We’ll be talking a little bit about starting a fresh mix, assuming the tracks have just finished been recorded or handed over to you as the mixing engineer
This is very much an opinion piece. None of these are rules, just the order I tend to do things to keep my sessions clean to work with, and sounding the best I can possibly get them. I’ll be working with the multitrack for a MONTEITH tune, but Cambridge has a wealth of mutitracks to practice with if you’d like to follow along.
Jake Duffie here, from The Underground Alliance, and today I’ll be giving my two cents on the quickly popularizing recording Software, REAPER! Justin Frankel, the lead designer of REAPER is best known for developing WinAmp in 1997, which is still being used today. I’ve been using Reaper for a little over 3 years now, being my primary DAW for most of that time. Does Cockos deliver a DAW that can compete with the likes of Pro Tools, Logic, and Cubase, or will it fade away as software that just didn’t make the cut? Let’s find out! Continue reading
Hello, Jake again from The Underground Alliance, and today I’ll be teaching you how to control your DAW with most USB controllers. I’ll be using Reaper for the sake of this tutorial, but this meathod will work with any Windows DAW. There are ways to set this up as a Control Surface/Midi Control, but we will be using JoyToKey as middleware to control the keyboard. Continue reading
Hello, friends and strangers! I’m Jake Duffie, from The Underground Alliance, and I’ve been doing this audio thing seriously for about three years now. Though I am still quite fresh to the profession, I’ve spent my whole life toying with the software as a hobby, and spent a year at Recording Arts Canada to get a solid baseline knowledge of recording standards, and techniques.
Now that I’ve introduced myself, I’m going to talk a little bit about Impulse Responses. An impulse response, or “IR” is a short audio file (about 0.5-2 seconds) that captures the audio effect of a room, reverb, cab/mic simulation, or any number of audio modifying clips, meant to have a primary sound being pushed through it. Continue reading
Jake from the page here. This article was written by Chris Waddell, the host of the Crazy Train radio show, and lead singer of The Wasteland Zombies. Thanks for all of your support, Chris! Continue reading