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Sing! Conference 2019

I wrote and produced an orchestral arrangement that will be featured as part of the 2019 Sing! Music Worship Conference in Nashville, TN. The event will be held from August 19 – 21, 2019. The Getty Music Worship Conference – Sing! exists to help pastors, musicians and leaders build a Biblical understanding and creative vision for congregational singing in their …

Piz MIDI Utilities: Archived Download Links

I wrote an article back in the day lauding a suite of useful open-source MIDI tools by thepiz.org. The bad news is that the site has been out of action for a while now. The good news is, I snagged the plugins back when the site was live, and hosted them on my own website. Now the only way to …

How to Use Sidechain Compression in Studio One

Sidechaining refers to the practice of using the signal level of an input to control the compression level of another signal. When the external signal is stronger than a specified amplitude (threshold), the compressor acts more strongly to reduce output gain on the sidechained track.  It is useful in a variety of situations including: Creating a pumping effect in electronic music Automatically …

Guide To Orchestral Scoring In Studio One – Part 1 Intro & Basics: Brass

Part 1 Intro & Basics Continued 4. Brass: Brass instruments were originally intended as outdoor instruments- they were used for hunting, military functions (including in battle), royal fanfares, communication across long distances, and to announce emergencies to a township. Primitive brass instruments did not allow the flexibility (or the accuracy in tuning) to render them suitable for use in composed …

How To Debug A Studio One Song That Won’t Open

What could be more nightmarish than trying to re-open a mix that you’ve spent hours working on, only to encounter a fatal error that means you cannot open the .song file? We all know that sinking feeling you get when you first realize you may have lost hours of hard work. It’s especially painful if you may have lost a …

Routing Multi-Timbral Kontakt Instruments To Separate Outputs In Studio One 3

If you’re a Kontakt user running a large project full of virtual instruments, it can be very useful to have multiple patches loaded on a single instance of Kontakt, and route each of those patches to individual channels for mixing and processing. It allows you to consolidate your plugin instances thereby saving processing power. Here’s how! Insert an instance of …

How to Use MIDI Learn in Studio One

MIDI Learn is the ability to assign DAW and plugin controls to physical knobs and faders on a MIDI control surface. Very useful for dynamically controlling filters, panning, volumes, delays and many other parameters that may change over the course of a track. Make sure your control surface or keyboard is set up properly in Studio One. In this case, …