MIDI routing in FL Studio via a MIDI loopback device

This tutorial explains how to record the output of one MIDI track (for example, arpeggiator’s output) into another MIDI track. Although FL Studio allow internal MIDI routing, it is not possible to record MIDI information which is being internally routed from one MIDI track into another. I.e. you can have an arpeggiator in one MIDI track transmitting notes into another track, where a synth would play it, but you won’t be able to record the notes arppegiator transmits. Read more →

Music production for masses - iOS to the recscue!

Some time ago I wrote my thoughts on the modern state of PC music-making applications. In the nutshell, I reckon that niche became too overpriced and overcomplicated. All the existing digital audio workstations are targeted towards professional users, with the price tags to match. At the same time, the area of casual music production remains a no-man’s land. Since then I got an iPad and discovered that simple and cheap music apps which I missed so much are plentiful there. Read more →

Cost and complexity of making electronic music

The Composing and Producing Electronic Music course is finally over. I learned a lot over the past 12 weeks on topics like sound design, harmony, song composition and sound mixing. It was a great experience. However, this is what concerns me. I found that making music is: Terribly expensive Terribly unproductive It may make perfect sense for someone aiming to make professional recordings. But what about someone for whom it is just a hobby? Read more →

My new track - Chaos Engine

It is a scientific fact that the amount of entropy in the universe increases all the time. One day it may break the hell lose on our world, leading to a new Big Bang. Entropy is the Engine of Chaos, and this is its song of destruction. Your user agent does not support the HTML5 Audio element. Download the track Read more →

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