Notes and Stuff

March 19, 2014

How to Avoid Clipping in ACID

In ACID (and most other digital audio programs) if the numbers above the meters turn red your mix is too loud. Clipping is occurring.

Follow these instructions to avoid clipping:

Figure 1 - Avoiding Clipping

Figure 2 - Avoiding Clipping

Figure 3 - Avoiding Clipping

Remember - although you might not hear the sound being distorted, the clipping indicators tell you it’s occurring. Pay attention to them!!

April 18, 2011

Music Studio Applications

Filed under: MUS 1P, Spring 2011 — jmeschi @ 2:54 pm

Here are two music creation applications you might want to explore if you enjoyed working with ACID:

  1. Soundation - an online (”cloud”) music application that allows you to work with audio loops. See what you think of it
  2. Mixcraft 5 - an inexpensive multi-track music studio application that let’s you work with MIDI, loops and audio

The first may be an interesting application to explore for several reasons - it’s free, online, and similar to ACID in that you’re working with audio loops.

As time goes on, so much will available in the “cloud” - even music creation apps.

February 1, 2011

After Class » Coldplay Video

Filed under: MUS 1P, Spring 2011 — jmeschi @ 11:12 pm

We played the track in class as we practiced Intelligent Listening. Here’s a video of the song.

The video link will open in a new window/tab so you can watch it while you do a Practice Checklist (current list as of 2/2/11)

(Video link updated 10/11/11. Updated again: 12/30/11)

After Class » Brian Eno

Filed under: MUS 1P, Spring 2011 — jmeschi @ 11:04 pm

Musician Brian Eno came up in one of the sections of our course when we started talking about ambient music. Here’s some biographical information about him and a video of some of his music we listened to in class.

As you see from his bio information, he has worked with many different artists and his music spans many different style.

January 10, 2011

It’s Good to Have Heroes

Filed under: General, MUS 1P, Spring 2011 — jmeschi @ 9:28 am

He is one of mine

Who are yours?

January 8, 2011

Blogging from an IPhone!!

Filed under: MUS 1P, Spring 2011, Tech in Music Ed, Sp11 — jmeschi @ 8:13 am

This could be very interesting. Technology is so worthwhile. :-)

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