Category: Tutorials

GLITCH – FREE in-depth guide to tuning Windows for reliable real-time audio performance.

Having a stable audio computer is essential for all aspects of audio work, so doing some fine tuning of the OS is a great way to help with system stability. But where do you start? Well, this free to download PDF from Cantabile Software has everything you need to know about fine tuning your Windows system for reliable real-time audio performance.

Topics Covered

  • An introduction to digital audio and an explanation of exactly what causes audio glitches.
  • An overview of how the hardware, the operating system and your audio software work together to make real-time audio possible.
  • Detailed descriptions of the many system settings you should check, how to set them and why.
  • Other programs and services that you should watch out for and possibly disable.
  • How to configure your audio software, including selecting a sample rate and buffer size, multi-core settings and more.
  • A detailed explanation of ISR & DPC latency issues, page faults and memory related issues.
  • How to use various diagnostic tools to test for and isolate problems.
  • Covers Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10.


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New MixBus Strategies Book And Video Series From Eddie Bazil

Heavyweight Bass group member and contributor, and all round audio guru Eddie Bazil has released his latest title ‘MixBus Strategies.

This is essential reading if you want to master the MixBus and improve your mixing!!

MixBus Strategies: The Definitive Guide For Producers offers over 180 pages of production secrets that will help both beginners and more experienced producers and mastering engineers alike, accompanied by a massive collection of before/after audio examples, screenshots and supplementary videos.

Accompanied with 17 videos and 130 audio files this book is aimed at those that like to get their hands dirty with working exercises peppered with solid physics.

For the first time ever an entire book has been dedicated in exploring and revealing some of the music industry’s secrets on how producers manage the elusive MixBus or Master Bus.

Inside you will find chapters that cover very specialized techniques and processes, each accompanied with before and after audio examples with clear and concise large screen grabs for easy reading. In addition to all detailed descriptions and analysis, each chapter includes clear screen shots from a range of recommended VST software plug ins, showing you every setting, parameter and slider position, plus every single audio example discussed in the book is included (24 bit stereo WAV files), ready to open up in your favourite audio editor and DAW for full analysis. Each process example is carefully analyzed, explaining exactly how each parameter you adjust is altering the audio, ensuring you completely understand how to use the different techniques to professionally construct your Master Bus dynamics.

To help the reader with basic principles of audio production an additional 17 videos have been provided that cover all the basic and advanced processes covered in the book.

Containing indepth tutorials on the secrets of constructing the Master/MixBus Bus Dynamics this book has chapters devoted to various current popular genres, notably Hip Hop and EDM, plus extensive examples covering all types of mixbus textures from transparent (pre mastering) to silky smooth for film, from airy to hard hitting; all types of mixbus dynamics are explained in detail!

The book’s main aim is to help you in understanding the processes and processors producers and mastering engineers use to work the Master Bus/MixBus, be it for transparent mastering or for genre-specific processing.