Hip-Hop Strings

Preparing the next PL Solo Projects release. This is a sample of the new instrumental Hip-Hop tune. Flanging low end echo from a pizzicato sample pulled out with Dedalus delay app. Drum track made with Patterning app. Cello is recorded through iRig Pro to iPad. Violin added with iSymphonic Orchestra app.

Audio Coding for Instagram Videos

Problem I tumbled into when posting my first Instagram videos: NO SOUND! WHAT THE HECK? After Googling around I found out that Instagram requires AAC coding for audio. This is how I managed to get best results for me:

  • Export audio from DAW (in my case Cubase) in WAV file with 44.1kHz/16 bit resolution

  • Import the WAV file to video editing software (in my case Pinnacle Studio 19) and add it as audio to the video project
  • Export video file from video editing software with the following audio settings: 44.1kHz/Stereo/16b/MPEG-4/192 (Pinnacle 19 can only export with audio codec MPEG-4)

  • Open video file in HandBrake software and encode with AAC codec and Bitrate 192

And it’s a wrap! This worked for me. Might be any number of other possibilities to achieve the same result. If you know better one, please leave a comment.

Programs used: Cubase Artist 8.5, Pinnacle Studio 19, HandBrake

Mixing “Out of the Dark Zone”

Eenie, meenie, miney mo… What’s the best compressor for this? Speed-mixing the next masterpiece 😉 If you don’t believe it yourself, no one else will! “Out Of the Dark zone” is a song for the spring. For the clear and crisp mornings of April giving the promise of the summer in front of us.