Guides & Reviews

Making Vertical Videos for Social Media in Davinci Resolve

Making vertical versions of your videos for social media is straightforward in DaVinci Resolve, though there are a few quirks to keep in mind when preparing your clips for pushing through the global mobile infoverse. This tutorial assumes you’ve made … Read More

Phenomenology in the Design of Melody Generating Algorithms

Articles about generating melodies algorithmically typically do not invoke phenomenology as a design method. More characteristic approaches use Markov chains, cellular automata, machine learning from a digital corpus, probabilistic or chance methods etc. Automating melody generation has been researched and related systems … Read More

East Coast vs West Coast Synthesis | a bit of history

It’s worth knowing that in the early days of modular synthesizer development, there were different and to some extent competing approaches based on different philosophies of electronic music production. These two different approaches to modular design stem from Bob Moog … Read More

Digital Audio Workstations are Upside Down | How a UI Error Hides in Plain Sight!

It’s common in music mixing to build a mix from the kick drum up. Start with the lowest frequency components, so that the bass is treated after the kick, and then keep working your way up the frequency spectrum. Generally … Read More

Auditory Streaming Effects in Synthesizer Patch Design

While gestalt psychology is well-known in its applications in the visual design realm — since graphic and UX designers frequently apply its various principles such as Similarity, Continuation, Closure, Proximity etc. in their output — the auditory application of Gestalt is not frequently commented … Read More

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