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5 Music News Blogs you should Follow

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These are 5 of my favorite blogs and my inspiration to start blogging. 

1) Bedroom Producers Blog
 Bedroom Producers Blog is the first website that comes to mind when i hear freeware. This is, in my opinion, the finest blog when it comes to free VSTs, samples, reviews etc. Follow bedroom producers blog and be the first to know about new freewares (with respect to music production). They offer their own library of samples and vsts aswell.

https://bedroomproducersblog.com/
2) Noizefield

Noizefield is also a blog about freeware releases but they tend to produce more news articles than bpb, their content is short and to the point. They also offer free VSTs which i used to use before switching to 64 bit completely and some free preset packs for various VSTs aswell.

https://www.noizefield.com/

3) Rekkerd Rekkerd is a blog for all kinds of music software (and sometimes hardware news). Follow this if you want to get news about new releases, updates and offers on vsts, samples and softwares.

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5 Uses of Audacity Other than Recording + Free Audacity Drum Samples

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Almost everyone uses audacity, including the pros. Its the most simplest audio editor you can get for free. That doesn't mean its not powerful. A recent update in audacity brought MIDI playback, skinning and other cool features to it. Aside from the most obvious uses of audacity such as recording Audio, Voice overs etc, these are some of the ways to use audacity. 1) Extracting samples from recordings

Do you often record sounds and sample them? i do. Audacity is the go to audio editor for me to extract samples because of its zooming capabilities and exporting selected audio. It also has some simple yet useful effects to shape your samples and also has support for VST effects and other formats.
2) Generating Electronic Percussion Samples
Audacity has a built in generator which can generate waveforms, noise and some other tones which can be used to generate percussion samples (Eg: Generate sinewave at 80Hz for low end of kick and make transient using white noise). You can also use …

List of Free DAWs and my personal favorites.

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List of free DAWs These are the freeware DAWs that i know. I've picked top 5 among this based on the features it offers. The top 5 however is unordered.
Top 5 Tracktion 6 (Windows, Mac, Linux) Tracktion is the DAW i use. I love it for its unique workflow and its rack. Once you get used to its interface its one of the quickest DAWs which is light on your CPU aswell. It doesn't have any limitation.
Pros:
1) Unique Interface, Full Featured
2) Drag and Drop Controls
3) Rack
4) Audio Comping, Time Streching
5) Single Window Interface
Cons:
1) Very different from other DAWs
2) Not so good GUI

 Soundbridge (Windows, Mac) I found this while randomly browsing and its a surprisingly capable DAW. Still needs some bugs fixed but nothing big to make it unusable.It doesn't have any limitation.
Pros:
1) Full Featured
2) Good GUI
3) Nice Selection of Inbuilt effects

Cons:
1) Some VSTs fail to load.

LMMS (Windows, Linux, Mac) It is a DAW with a workflow similar to FL Studio. This has been de…

List of Free Tracktion Resources on the Internet

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List of Free Tracktion Resources
Guides/Manuals 1) Bill Edstorm's Guide to Tracktion 6 (Made pay what you want recently)

2) Bill Edstorm's Guide to Tracktion 7 (Made pay what you want recently)

3) Waveform 8 User Guide
Get these:
https://leanpub.com/u/billedstrom

4) Tracktion Manual Section: https://www.tracktion.com/training/manuals#t6

Video Guides:

1) Bill Edstorm Channel - https://www.youtube.com/user/lilacwriter/playlists

2) Lay it Productions Tracktion Playlist - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLPVeM9x2sYYs47yVsiu8N8GjTJrxED5Mp

3) Tracktion Software Official Channel - https://www.youtube.com/user/TracktionSoftware/feed

4) StreamworksAudio Tracktion 3 Playlist (Old but relavent) -https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKRYWdEpbc5NK6u_Ba5L0vwMoQOv81VVf

5) Recording Studio 9 Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLeySI9gLWqezK73EfrsKcO-3IuICEKaaj (Reviews,Basic overviews,Comparisons etc)

6) Tracktion Videos Section: https://www.tracktion.com/training/videos

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Synth1: Introduction to subtractive synths.

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If you are new to sound designing, subtractive synthesis is the way to start things of. Synth1 is one of the best freeware subtractive synths around with tons of patches released for it. It is also one other best sounding synths. One disadvantage, its user interface is not friendly. This post gives an introduction to its interface, explains some basic synth parameters which are common to all synths and gives you an idea of synth1 and subtractive synthesis in general. In future posts, i am going to do a few sound design tutorials (dubstep basically) using synth1.
 The above diagram shows all the sections available. Open the diagram in a new tab to use it as a reference when i explain the sections below.
1) Oscillator sectionSynth1 contains 2 oscillators containing basic waveforms. It also contains a sub osc containing 4 basic waveforms.
Oscillator section is where our sound originates. The sound is shaped be many parameters which is gonna be covered in other sections aswell.
Osc 1: Osc 1 …

TOP 10 FREE MUSIC MAKING APPS FOR ANDROID

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Android is a platform which is not considered seriously as a music making platform because of its audio latency. But as android has evolved the latency has decreased and with android 8.0, the latency is minimum. The things are about to change. More and more music making apps which were ios only are now coming to android. These are the Android apps that i think are the best you can get without spending a buck. Check them out, they are all free. If you want an extended list of freeware android music making apps, check the link at the bottom of this article. 

20 Free Dubstep Presets for Zebralette

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Here are 20 free dubstep presets for Zebralette.
Zebralette is one awesome free synth for creating dustep basses and growls.

Demo: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bxrtp93sZBV8b1dPZjBVenl2S0E/view?usp=sharing
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