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Software synths have taken over many of the roles that were once fulfilled by keyboard or rackmounting instruments, but many of us still have favourite hardware synths we’d like to integrate into our systems. And although Logic Pro has very capable MIDI features, its handling of external MIDI synths is not quite as intuitive as it might be. It often turns out that there’s more than one way to do a job, with no one way being clearly the ‘right’ way. For this article I’m going to go through the way I set up my own external Roland JV2080 (using only its stereo output).

The Rosetta Stone — this helped me understand GM Mixer and multi-track MIDI devices so much better.

Psychoacoustics: How Perception Influences Music Production

Psychoacoustics: How Perception Influences Music Production:

The best place to start with psychoacoustics is to get familiar with the limits of human hearing. You probably already know that we can hear sounds within a range of 20 Hz to 20 kHz (20,000 Hz), with the upper limit decreasing to around 16 kHz with age. Noise-induced hearing loss and tinnitus will impact the perception of sound too, and for producers with these conditions, workarounds need to be developed to achieve balanced mixes.

The Basics of Convolution in Audio Production

The Basics of Convolution in Audio Production:

Convolution is one of the more sophisticated processes regularly used in audio production. Its ability to accurately impart the characteristic timbres of spaces and objects on other signals is useful in both sound design and standard processing applications. With a wide range of realistic and otherworldly sonic possibilities, convolution can be a fantastic addition to any producer’s toolkit.