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Abusing Regroover: Importing a Vocal and Music Loops

Regroover is a tool that's optimised for beats. It analyzes your audio and identifies underlying layers with similar sonic and rhythmic characteristics. Being able to split your previously static loops into stems is pretty awesome, but what happens if you import non-beat material into Regroover? 

Remove noises, "S" Sounds and Plosives from Podcast Voice Recordings in Audacity | ERA Bundle

In the podcasting world, audio quality plays a major role on your listener’s first impression. What we call “listening comfort” is sometimes as important as your content itself. 

James Twomey on ERA Reverb Remover & ERA Noise Remover

James Twomey is a post production engineer and the co-founder of two of the most successful New York post production studios. He has won three Emmy awards as well as Clio and New York Radio awards.

Andrew Scheps on Regroover

Andrew Scheps is a Grammy Award winning mixing engineer as well as a renowned producer and record label owner. Having collaborated with some of the biggest names in the industry such as Jay Z, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Adele, Justin Timberlake & many more, he is considered to be a true legend in the field.

Why removing room echo and excessive reverb is critical for your audio content

Imagine that you just moved into a brand new apartment. After all those years of hard work, your efforts are finally paying off. High-five! You’ve earned it! A spacious living room, a large bedroom and a huge kitchen where you can show off your culinary skills to your friends! You are enjoying everything about this well-deserved upgrade, but there’s one thing you have to make peace with until your new furniture arrives; the “loudness” of all that empty space around you that sometimes makes you miss your old cosy apartment.

Calling Audio Zombies! Are you ready for some audio horror stories?

Depending on your age and appetite for eating sugar, Halloween is either an amazing chance to express your secret costume designer or it’s that time of year you turn off the lights and hope no one rings your doorbell because you forgot to buy any candy. After all, this might happen...

The Basic Tips of Recording Your Podcast #1: What podcasting gear do you really need?

Podcasting is extremely fun and exciting, but it can also be frustrating when you are faced with the steep learning curve of digital audio. In these series of blog posts, we will try to cover some audio basics that will help you make informed decisions about your workflow, and also provide you with some hardware and software recommendations.

Iconic drum machines - Can you recognize their sounds?

It's hard to imagine how the electronic music world would look like without drum machines. Some of them became iconic and left an imprint on the music history. Which one is your favourite?

Drum bleed in heavy metal: Isolation = Separation = Control

This article is written by Dr Mark Mynett, who has recently published the "Metal Music Manual. Producing, Engineering, Mixing and Mastering Contemporary Heavy Music". More details and special discount for accusonus customers below.

Infographic: Tempo in Electronic Music

Tempo literally means timing and it’s an intimate part of any musical piece. When comparing music with any other kind of art, tempo has to be taken into account as it’s a main factor of defining aesthetics and ultimately, genres. In essence, tempo tells us how fast or slow a music piece should be played. Especially in electronic music production, tempo is the only guide on how to build any rhythm structure, that being a groove or a harmony one.  

Drum bleed: Advanced Audio Analysis - the ultimate solution

Imagine yourself in the middle of a loud busy party. Your ears receive input from multiple sound sources: people around you chat, the DJ spins his grooves, glasses clink. All these signals reach your ears simultaneously, but you can easily isolate one that interests you and focus on it.

Drum bleed: how to reduce it with conventional methods

In the first part of our article series on drum leakage, we presented the issue of leakage in multichannel recordings, specifically drums. We discussed the nature of the problem and the practical reasons that make ‘drum spill’ undesirable in musical recordings.  

Drum bleed: what you need to know

The problem of microphone spill in multichannel drum recordings. A modern production often involves the drummer performing through multiple microphones, specifically set to capture the sound of each individual component of the drum kit.

The past and the future of music sampling

Sampling: taking from classics and creating new content. It’s the spine of worldwide hits, block parties in the '70s and club dancefloors, EDM, hip hop and many, many more. Taking a sample from a sound recording and looping it brings new content. Sampling changed our music world, created new quality and ... new legislation problems.

Infographic: Common indoor and outdoor noise levels

Unwanted, unpleasant, usually not welcome in our audio tracks and definitely not welcome in our lives - we are talking about noise. What are the most common types of noise in everyday life? Which one is too loud for our ears and causes pain? We have collected the most common indoor and outdoor noise sources and created an infographic presenting them relatively to their average sound pressure.

Can you "see" the music? Look at the waveforms and tell us which music genre it is!

While most people just listen to music, in the music production world the visual representation of sounds is also important. Anyone who has ever mixed, edited, recorded sounds or created loops, has most likely seen plenty of waveforms. Looking for hours at waveforms and spectrograms can make us more familiar with the characteristics of specific genres.  So we prepared a quiz for you: can you identify the music genre by looking only at the spectrogram and waveform?

Mixing drums: 5 Must-Know Tips

Mixing drums: 5 Must-Know Tips

Excellent drum mixes are one of the most difficult yet most desirable aspects of any audio engineer’s mixdown skillset. Let's review some good-to-know tips that will improve your drum-mixing workflow. 5 Tips to Improve Your Drum Mixing Results   1. Clean up the ambience

6 Essential Tips for Electronic Music Producers

A new set of goals that will improve your electronic music production skillset and teach you new things. Here, at accusonus, we’ll help you set them straight and suited to your music creation needs.