About Dario Brandt

Who is writing? Dario, a german-born internet citizen, professional music producer, composer, teacher, blogger and internet entrepreneur who likes to help become a well rounded music producer!

How to Find the Sample Rate and Bit Depth of an Audio File

How to Find the Sample Rate and Bit Depth of an Audio File For Mac How do you find out the sample rate again? I often forgot how to do it but actually there is an easy and quick way to find out the current sample rate and bit depth of any given [...]

By | 2017-10-02T12:43:55+00:00 March 25th, 2015|Categories: music production, music technology|1 Comment

How to Record What You Hear ( Built-in Output ) for Mac

How to Record What You Hear for Mac Record the Built-In Output for Free Every Mac or Computer user comes across the moment when he or she simply wants to record what he hears through his speakers. Let it be a show on your favorite life stream radio or audio samples from that [...]

By | 2017-10-02T12:43:55+00:00 March 24th, 2015|Categories: lifestyle, music technology|6 Comments

10 Extraordinary Instruments

10 Extraordinary Instruments 1. The Largest Drumkit Dr. Mark Temperato made a drumkit that comprises 340 pieces. For that he proudly holds the world record. He doesn't sit in front of his drumkit but inside of it as even above and behind him there is nothing but drums, percussion and cymbals. [...]

By | 2017-10-02T12:43:56+00:00 March 23rd, 2015|Categories: music composition|0 Comments

The Most Useful Pro Tools Shortcuts

The Most Useful Pro Tools Shortcuts Every good audio engineer or producer knows his digital audio workstation. 99% of them learned some or more shortcuts to save time, money and nerves. In this article, I present the most useful Protools shortcuts in order to help you ( and me ) [...]

By | 2017-10-02T12:43:56+00:00 March 22nd, 2015|Categories: music production|0 Comments

The 56 Greatest Classical Composers ( by Musical Period and Country )

The 56 Greatest Classical Composers ( by Musical Period and Country ) Part 1 - Melodic Rhythm This is a selective list of 56 of the greatest classical composers ordered chronologically and by musical period. I use "classical" as a classifying word for all these composers which is actually wrong. Only composers that [...]

By | 2017-10-02T12:43:57+00:00 March 21st, 2015|Categories: music composition|6 Comments

Jazz Blues Chord Progression Generator

Jazz Blues Chord Progression Generator The Jazz-Blues-Generator is a program written in Max/Msp that plays a 12-Bar-Dominant-Jazz-Blues chord progression and generates a fitting solo over it. It can be used - to get to know the chords, modes and sound of the 12-Bar-Dominant-Jazz-Blues - as a backing track to practice improvisation over variable chord [...]

By | 2017-10-02T12:43:57+00:00 March 20th, 2015|Categories: guitar, music technology|1 Comment

How to Calculate Delay Time for Beat Synchronization

How to Calculate Delay Time for Beat Synchronization Calculating the delay time for beat synchronization is often a point of confusion. But it don't have to be. In essence, it is just a simple mathematical formula that you can deduce easily if you once understood it fully. In this article, I give you a [...]

By | 2017-10-02T12:43:58+00:00 March 16th, 2015|Categories: music production|0 Comments