A Square Meal: ‘Insect_Byte’ by 4 For Fake

- Posted January 23rd, 2020 by

Mexico is a land of contrasts and, of course, chipmusic is no exception to that. Maybe mostly known because of its raw sound and its so-called ‘iconoclastic nature’, the Mexican chipscene has overcome quite a few setbacks to become what it is now, and it’s given us a couple names to put it on the map. While chipmusic production – at a national level – has been slow in recent years, 2019 left us with an interesting work by one of the most prominent names around here. You may have listened to something by him before – I’m talking about 4 For Fake. Responsible for a vast amount of DMG mods and with a notable musical background, this technological laudator brings to us his first album made entirely in HoustonTracker 2. So let’s take a look at ‘Insect_Byte’ by 4 For Fake.

Album Art by 4 For Fake

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La mesa de trabajo de Mage – Episodio 1: Mezcla dinámica

- Posted January 21st, 2020 by

Artículo original de Dan from Techno Mage. Traducción al español por Pixel Guy.

Bienvenidos a La mesa de trabajo de Mage, una mini serie en la que hablaré de varios temas relacionados con la producción de audio; desde los secuenciadores (o trackers), hasta las DAW —y todo lo que haya en medio—. Mientras que puede ser que el material no siempre pueda ser aplicado directamente por ti, la meta de cada episodio es presentar técnicas de producción en una manera amplia y universalmente aplicable. En resumen: deberá de haber algo para casi cualquiera que trabaje con audio. Para la entrega inaugural, daremos un vistazo a cómo puedes utilizar la automatización para crear una mezcla refinada que evolucione a través del curso de tu canción.

Episodio 1: Mezcla dinámica

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The Mage’s Workbench – Episode 1: Dynamic Mixing

- Posted January 21st, 2020 by

Welcome to The Mage’s Workbench, a mini-series which tackles various audio production topics spanning from trackers to DAWs (and everything in between). While the material may not always apply directly to you, the goal of each episode is to present production techniques in a broad, universally applicable fashion. In short, there should be something here for nearly everyone that works with audio. For the inaugural installation, we’re going to take a look at how you can use automation to craft a polished mix that evolves throughout the course of your song.

Episode 1: Dynamic Mixing

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Aydan Appreciates: ‘[USA]’ by Anamanaguchi

- Posted January 16th, 2020 by

Anyone who’s ever listened to chipmusic has assuredly heard of the legendary Anamanaguchi. A four-piece group from New York City, their 2009 ‘Dawn Metropolis EP‘ was likely the first taste of chipmusic many of us received upon exploring the genre – myself included. 2013’s ‘Endless Fantasy’ saw a departure from this style and marked their first full-length foray into the world of electronic dance music, and spawned a semi-viral video in which the band launched a slice of cheese pizza into space. In October of 2019, they released ‘[USA]’, their second full-length album, and on the off-chance you missed it on release, I’m excited to share it with you all today!

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Intense tech con Defense Mech – ¡Examinando las nuevas funciones!

- Posted January 15th, 2020 by

Artículo original de DEFENSE MECHANISM. Traducción al español por Pixel Guy.

¡Hola y bienvenidos de vuelta a Intense tech con Defense Mech! En esta ocasión daremos un vistazo a las nuevas funciones de la versión 7 del LSDj. Les garantizo que encontrarán algo que despertará su interés en la versión más reciente, así que, ¡veamos de qué se trata!

Aviso: Al momento de escribir este artículo, la versión 7 aún presenta bugs y, ¡puede que incluso deje de funcionar! Siéntanse libres de experimentar con las nuevas funciones, pero ¡por favor respalden su trabajo! Es recomendable permanecer en la última versión estable: la 6.9.0.

Imagen hecha por @dethrood.

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Intense Tech with Defense Mech – Scoping Out New Features!

- Posted January 15th, 2020 by

Hello and welcome back to Intense Tech with Defense Mech! This time let’s cover some of the brand new features from LSDj version 7! I guarantee you’ll find something here that will pique your interest in checking out the latest version, so let’s dig in!

Disclaimer: At the time of writing, version 7 is still buggy and WILL CRASH! So feel free to play with new features, but please back up your work! It is still recommended to stay at the latest stable version 6.9.0.

Art by @dethrood.

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