Operation: LilyPond

Looking for a free alternative to Finale? Sibelius? Dorico? Check out these beginner tutorials for engraving music using LilyPond. You'll be up and running in no time! I'm currently creating a series of tutorial videos which will take an in-depth look at engraving music using LilyPond. The videos are aimed at beginners and they'll be following a step-by-step approach in order to help everyone become a power user.
Posted in Learning, LilyPond

Solarized Colors for Frescobaldi (LilyPond)

Solarized Lilypond Frescobaldi Frescobaldi is a very powerful program which allows you to use LilyPond with a fully featured, open source, user-friendly graphical interface. However, right out of the box, it can appear to be a little tough on the eyes. By default, Frescobaldi presents itself with a bright white background, small fonts, and plain basic colors. After a while, this may begin to strain your eyes. Since I spend several hours a day using Frescobaldi, I decided to create a "solarized" color theme to help my workflow. It's made a significant difference...
Posted in Learning, LilyPond

Triton Audio FetHead Review

Are you frustrated with having to crank up your audio interface preamps to get a good signal with your dynamic and ribbon mics? Say goodbye to hiss...with the Fethead. How does the Fethead compare to the Cloudlifter? Who should buy a Fethead? Let's take a look...
Posted in Reviews & Demos

Multimedia Programming with Pure Data

Multimedia Programming with Pure Data Looking for a book that guides you step-by-step through building a variety of interactive multimedia projects? Want to create projects like simple animations or a program that uses the Microsoft Kinect camera for human skeleton tracking? This book has got you covered...and the real star of the show is the GEM library (Graphics Environment for Multimedia)...
Posted in Music Composition, Reviews & Demos

PSP StompDelay Tutorial and Review

In this 25-minute video I walk you through every feature in this new PSP delay plugin as well as show you several examples of it in action. It sounds absolutely amazing on guitar and bass, but also is capable of creating some crazy effects. Check out the dub groove improv jam later in the video and you'll hear how gorgeous StompDelay sounds. Towards the end of the video, I try the StompDelay on my voice and the results are CRAZY. Such a great plugin for creative sound effects...another winner from PSP!
Posted in Reviews & Demos

#TBT Time

Another forgotten gem of a photo…thanks PL…

#TBT - Yes, I'm the kid wearing those huge glasses. No, I'm not the kid in the front putting on the gun show. #tbt

Yes, I’m the kid wearing those huge glasses. No, I’m not the kid in the front putting on the gun show. #tbt

Posted in Random

The Science Behind Beyonce’s Lemonade

Beyoncé has dropped a surprise new album on us and it's amazing. Here's my in-depth review / reaction! This video features a mashup of audio engineering, science (acoustics), and artistic creativity. Oh, and there's a little Monty Python humor in there for good measure. Can you pick it out? Plus, there is one REALLY BAD thing about Lemonade that holds it back from being flawless. Ready to have your mind blown?
Posted in Reviews & Demos
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