• Cubase MIDI Remote Templates for NI Maschine

    Cubase MIDI Remote Templates for NI Maschine

    Cubase MIDI Remote templates for several Native Instruments Maschine Controllers originally inspired and created by Jef Gibbons for a YouTube video in the spring of 2022.

  • Novation Nocturn with Standalone PluginGuru Unify on Win10

    Novation Nocturn with Standalone PluginGuru Unify on Win10

    The Novation Nocturn is one of quite a few discontinued midi controllers, that still work fine on my Windows 10 system (x64 version 20H2) – and it can be made to work just fine with the Unify standalone software. — I’ve created this post in response to a question by a fellow Unify user in […]

  • Recording my guitar tracks in surround sound?

    Recording my guitar tracks in surround sound?

    I really like how my current guitar amplifier setup sounds. Now I want to simultaneously record from that setup at different stages of the audio chain.

  • PluginGuru Unify with NI Komplete Kontrol Mk2

    PluginGuru Unify with NI Komplete Kontrol Mk2

    Unify is a very interesting software instrument (it can act as a host and as a plugin) developed by Shane Dunne in partnership with John “Skippy” Lehmkuhl (PluginGuru). One of the newer features (still labeled as “advanced and experimental”) makes it easier to configure a midi hardware controller’s knobs and buttons to remotely control the […]

  • Trim Silence from Audio Sample Files in Bulk or Batch Mode

    I found it surprisingly difficult to find a quick and easy way to trim silence in bulk or batch mode from a large number of audio files. While there’s some GUI software that facilitates trimming, a superb option for manipulating video and sound files is called FFmpeg. It’s free, open source and cross platform. However, […]

  • Extracting NKI sample metadata for use in PlugInGuru Unify Guru Sampler

    Preamble UPDATE 2021-07-06: This post may be outdated, since today’s release of the new Creator Tools for Kontakt could make this a lot easier (accessing the file system from Lua is supposedly improved). I’ll need to test and validate the potentially much shorter process. The following post only makes sense if You have licensed copies […]

  • Cubase Generic Remote doesn’t Accept Change

    Cubase Generic Remote doesn’t Accept Change

    Recently I’ve been deep diving into midi hardware control in Cubase 10.5 on Windows 10 Pro (1809). This often meant having other applications open, like Midi OX and the Native Instruments Controller Editor – in addition to running things like LoopMidi in the the background. With all of that complexity, at times it seemed that […]

  • My Midi Controller Checklist

    My Midi Controller Checklist

    A subjective and evolving list of things I look for in a midi controller. To the best of my knowledge no such controller meets all of the items on the wish list. But some are quite a bit closer than others. In the future I may document how some controllers fare against this list. Overall […]