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Re: Intuitive DAW for recording guitar

Cakewalk by Bandlab is a completely free DAW and is Windows only. There is soon going to be paid version called Cakewalk Sonar. I would recommend that you download and try out Cakewalk by Bandlab while it's still free. The free version will continue to run, but will not have continued support. You m...
by PeevySun Apr 14, 2024 11:44 pm
Forum: Windows Music Topic: Intuitive DAW for recording guitar Replies: 24 Views: 631

Re: How to read Pitch of Staccato Notes

+1 for Melodyne.
by PeevyMon Feb 19, 2024 11:40 pm
Forum: Mixing, Mastering & Post Production Topic: How to read Pitch of Staccato Notes Replies: 22 Views: 548

Re: View clip name in Cakewalk

Highlight the clip and open the Inspector (keyboard shortcut i) Click the wavy line soundwave icon at the top and you’ll see the clip name on the top line.
by PeevyTue Nov 07, 2023 10:50 pm
Forum: Windows Music Topic: View clip name in Cakewalk Replies: 1 Views: 131

Re: Sound on Sound magazine no longer catering for old subscribers

Further to my previous post. It’s heartwarming to know that the contributors to this thread care in one way or another. And indeed, that both sides in the discussion care in their own way. Some think that women need a helping hand in the industry and others think that women don’t need a helping hand...
by PeevySun Sep 10, 2023 12:08 am
Forum: Feedback Topic: Sound on Sound magazine no longer catering for old subscribers Replies: 88 Views: 3435

Re: Sound on Sound magazine no longer catering for old subscribers

From a woman’s perspective … I found this Sound On Sound issue a tad patronising. No worries though. No harm SOS looking for new angles. I think a better approach would have been to include the articles in the magazine, but not all at the same time! I’ve been a reader of SOS since the early nineties...
by PeevyThu Sep 07, 2023 11:08 pm
Forum: Feedback Topic: Sound on Sound magazine no longer catering for old subscribers Replies: 88 Views: 3435

Re: Push midi from DAW back to digital piano to use built in samples

I thought that they had discontinued it but you are right, it appears to still be available from https://www.bandlab.com/products/cakewalk?lang=en unclegemima I had wondered if you were confusing ‘Bandlab’ with ‘Cakewalk by Bandlab’? They are two separate programmes. Cakewalk by Bandlab is a fully ...
by PeevyMon Jul 03, 2023 4:39 pm
Forum: Recording: Gear & Techniques Topic: Push midi from DAW back to digital piano to use built in samples Replies: 17 Views: 606

Re: American Standard Pitch Notation, a true work of evil.

Mind you,... I tend to sol-fa along to anything I hear. But hey ho. :D That was what this guy said :D He could immediately sing anything back in sol-fa apparently without conscious thought, it was inpressive. Just a thought, it's basically the same for melody as Nashville charts are for chord seque...
by PeevyThu Mar 16, 2023 11:28 pm
Forum: Music Theory, Songwriting & Composition Topic: American Standard Pitch Notation, a true work of evil. Replies: 54 Views: 1894

Re: American Standard Pitch Notation, a true work of evil.

Strangely, having not even thought about Tonic Sol-Fa (apart from remembering that the young, English, Gypsy Jazz virtuoso 'Reme Harris' name was inspired by the system) for many years I was at a beginners improvising workshop playing rhythm guitar for my mate who was running the session and one of...
by PeevyWed Mar 15, 2023 11:33 pm
Forum: Music Theory, Songwriting & Composition Topic: American Standard Pitch Notation, a true work of evil. Replies: 54 Views: 1894

Re: American Standard Pitch Notation, a true work of evil.

It's still in very common use in France but on a fixed basis (as far as I can work out), i.e. Doh is always C, Re is always D, etc. I discovered this when I was asked to play at a wedding in Lyon and was presented with a chord sheet just before the event without any letters that I was familiar with...
by PeevyMon Mar 13, 2023 9:48 pm
Forum: Music Theory, Songwriting & Composition Topic: American Standard Pitch Notation, a true work of evil. Replies: 54 Views: 1894

Re: American Standard Pitch Notation, a true work of evil.

I really like letters and numbers to identify notes. I don't like Do, Re, Mi, Fa, etc etc. So I'm cool with the letters and numbers. Anyone here still use sol-fa these days? It’s still my go to method for working out melodies. As a means of hearing something and being able to write it down quickly ...
by PeevyMon Mar 13, 2023 6:15 pm
Forum: Music Theory, Songwriting & Composition Topic: American Standard Pitch Notation, a true work of evil. Replies: 54 Views: 1894

Re: Frequency Dependent Peaks When Bouncing

Of course when mixing we spend a lot of time ensuring that competing frequencies aren't obscuring each other and causing trouble - kick and bass being obvious contenders. Even so I quite regularly find that when bouncing down a mix and looking at the waveform, there's often just one or two peaks th...
by PeevyThu Jan 05, 2023 5:48 pm
Forum: Mixing, Mastering & Post Production Topic: Frequency Dependent Peaks When Bouncing Replies: 14 Views: 376

Re: Monitor Controller Question

I know that the Heritage Audio Baby RAM is passive, but has anyone used this unit? I swapped out my Drawmer cmc2 for the Heritage Audio Baby RAM. I had ground hum issues through my monitors with the Drawmer and instead of faffing about, decided to go passive (The Drawmer also had a scratchy left ch...
by PeevyTue Nov 29, 2022 9:27 pm
Forum: Mixing, Mastering & Post Production Topic: Monitor Controller Question Replies: 29 Views: 1067

Re: Rotating horizontal speakers

Thanks for the reply Hugh. I’ll be interested to try that out with my KH 310s too and see what the result is. I have a similar set up to you (without all the fancy stuff I hasten to add! :D ) My music area is a little bit larger (around 5m x 4m), similar desk size and two screen monitors side by sid...
by PeevyWed Nov 23, 2022 5:45 pm
Forum: Recording: Gear & Techniques Topic: Rotating horizontal speakers Replies: 30 Views: 915

Re: Rotating horizontal speakers

Hugh Since there has been mention of the Neumann KH 310a speakers. In your article about your own studio (SOS June 2020), I see you have your KH 310s placed with the bass woofers to the outside: https://www.soundonsound.com/techniques/studio-sos-making-small-room-sound-good The manual suggests the b...
by PeevyWed Nov 23, 2022 3:16 pm
Forum: Recording: Gear & Techniques Topic: Rotating horizontal speakers Replies: 30 Views: 915

Re: Plug in to remove reverb to recorded dialogue on film

I’ve found Acon Digital’s Deverberate to be useful. You can try before you buy too.

https://acondigital.com/products/deverberate/
by PeevyMon Nov 21, 2022 12:32 am
Forum: Mixing, Mastering & Post Production Topic: Plug in to remove reverb to recorded dialogue on film Replies: 21 Views: 976

Re: Pop shields

Here's my favourite:

https://popaudio.co.uk/products/

It stays put.
by PeevyMon Oct 31, 2022 9:45 pm
Forum: Recording: Gear & Techniques Topic: Pop shields Replies: 15 Views: 401

Re: Recording acoustic instruments in a small room

May I suggest that you do, at least this once? Spend some time getting a balance you both enjoy; you might even like it! … and if possible, that both of you use the same make/model of headphones (closed back preferably). You’ll still have good eye contact too. Before dismissing the notion of headph...
by PeevyThu Oct 27, 2022 10:09 pm
Forum: Recording: Gear & Techniques Topic: Recording acoustic instruments in a small room Replies: 27 Views: 958

Re: Suggestions for Software Piano instruments

I find Pianoteq a bit strange. Sometimes it sounds a bit clanky to my ears. Same here. Hard to pinpoint, but it doesn’t sit right with me. Something about the overtones? I keep returning to the Galaxy Vintage D. It’s pretty old now, but I find it sits well in a busy mix and stands alone well in som...
by PeevyFri Oct 07, 2022 12:26 am
Forum: Keyboards & Synthesis Topic: Suggestions for Software Piano instruments Replies: 31 Views: 907

Re: 64-bit DAW with NOTATION (Dorico and Sibelius WAAY too expensive!)

Have a look at Cakewalk by Bandlab. It’s a completely free fully featured DAW with notation capabilities: https://www.bandlab.com/products/cakewalk I rarely use the notation features personally but it would do no harm to try it out as it costs nothing. For notation my preference is Sonic Scores Over...
by PeevySat Sep 24, 2022 1:52 am
Forum: Windows Music Topic: 64-bit DAW with NOTATION (Dorico and Sibelius WAAY too expensive!) Replies: 6 Views: 643

Re: I just can't get a good recorded guitar tone

resistorman wrote: Mon Jul 25, 2022 11:51 pmYes

Thanks resistorman :thumbup:
by PeevyTue Jul 26, 2022 12:19 am
Forum: Recording: Gear & Techniques Topic: I just can't get a good recorded guitar tone Replies: 35 Views: 1158