K-Mix Drum Miking Tutorial Video

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It seems that every time I set up in a studio to record with my band the process is the same — put a bunch of mics all over the drums and all around the room to capture a big sound. This is all well and good, but when we get into mixing a track… Read more »

K-Mix API, Part 2 – Controlling K-Mix with Leap Motion and the Web MIDI API

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If you’ve ever fantasized about mixing with your hands similar to how you control a Theremin or in the movie Minority Report, your dreams are now closer to reality! With the latest K-Mix update, which enables sending MIDI message to fully control K-Mix, combined with the the K-Mix API and the incredible Leap Motion controller,… Read more »

K-Mix API, Part 1 – Web MIDI Control Surface

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K-Mix is one of the most powerful audio mixers available. One of K-Mix’s most powerful features is its ability to be programmed and controlled from any DAW. With the power of Web MIDI in your browser and the K-Mix API, K-Mix becomes the first audio mixer that’s fully controllable with JavaScript. In Part 1, I’ll go… Read more »

K-Mix Quick Start Tutorials

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Did you know the K-Mix functions as an audio interface with two µPre microphone preamps, as a standalone programmable digital mixer with onboard DSP and surround panning, and as a MIDI control surface to send control change messages to your DAW? And that it can do all of these functions at the same time? We’ve… Read more »

Basic DSP with Max and Gen~ Pt 2: Buffer Operations

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In the previous article we started by setting up a few systems for synchronization and quantization in Max. In this article we will begin putting that work to use when we start recording and playing back audio using some basic DSP buffer operations. We will implement this playback and recording system in gen~ using max-like… Read more »

Manipulating MIDI with Pure Data

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Working in technical support for KMI, I am often confronted with requests for functionality from some of our devices that we didn’t include for one reason or another. There’s a variety of tools that you can use for this task, such as Max, Bome’s MIDI translator or Pure Data. All of these software environments can… Read more »

Making Music in the Browser: Web Audio/MIDI – Amplitude Modulation

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Amplitude Modulation is a simple concept that can yield harmonically rich and bizarre timbres not easily achieved via other methods. In this article we’ll expand on the topics introduced in Simple Synthesis – Amplitude Modulation and play around with the concepts behind AM Synthesis. Modulation sources do not need to be low-frequency oscillators or envelope… Read more »