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The 5 most important synthesis modules

Hello again. In this week’s Pro Recording article, I will explain the usage of the 5 most important synthesis modules: Oscillator, Filter, Amplifier, Envelope, and LFO. A synthesizer is a tool that allows you to generate sound, modulate the sound and amplify the sound. Sound synthesis starts from simple waves. The sound is controlled by … Continue reading »

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Psychotic Pulse release new album

Just wanted to let you guys know that Psychotic Pulse from Toronto, Ontario have just released their debut album. Check it out on the Psychotic Pulse Bandcamp page … it’s a free download! —Destrukto is a musician, songwriter, and producer from Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada with college diplomas in both business and computers. Destrukto has [...]
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The difference between algorithmic and convolution reverb

Good day. In this Pro Recording article, I will compare and contrast an algorithmic and convolution reverb. I will also demonstrate the difference and the important features in both types of reverb. I have recorded a short snare sample that I will demonstrate the different reverbs on. Here is the spectograph results of the snare … Continue reading »

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The Dexter Holmes Story

Check out the debut of The Dexter Holmes Story. This self titled album was recorded in Kitchener, Ontario in 2012 and is a concept album beginning with the near death experience of a child until his ultimate murder later in life.  Hope you enjoy it! —Destrukto is a musician, songwriter, and producer from Thunder Bay, [...]
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This is destrukto.ca

Welcome to destrukto.ca … I just started this site yesterday. Basically, the site is an aggregate of all my various blog posts. I also included my youtube videos. So, every time I update one of my other sites, this site will be updated. This mean we can all keep track of all the stuff I …
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The Mixing Engineer’s Handbook by Bobby Owsinski

The Mixing Engineer’s Handbook is a great resource for anyone wanting to learn more about professional audio recording. I recently noticed that the book has been updated to a 3rd edition which will be released on April 11, 2013. You can pre-order it on Amazon. The previous editions have been essential handbooks in many professional’s … Continue reading »

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How to Play Crazy Train

In this lesson, I am going to show you how to play the main riff in Crazy Train by Ozzy Osbourne featuring Randy Rhoads on guitar. I’m talking about the main riff in the song, the one after the bass dominant intro and before the verse riff. This riff is a great riff for beginner [...]

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Top 10 Pro Recording Resources

This article details the Top 10 Pro Recording Resources on the Internet. 1. 5 Pro Recording Tips by Angus Woodhead This informative article gives some very helpful information on what to do before you press record. 2. The Pro Audio Files Theproaudiofiles.com is a great pro recording website with a large variety of very educational … Continue reading »

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Top 10 Free VST Plugins

Today’s article on the Pro Recording blog is a review of the top 10 free vst plugins.  Okay, technically “our favourite” VSTplugins because there are an astounding amount of great top quality VST plugins out there that are useful for all aspects of pro recording. MPhaser MPhaser A high quality, very useful free phaser VST … Continue reading »

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The Concept of Dynamic Processors

Good day. KC here once again. Today on my Pro Recording blog, I am going to describe the concept behind dynamic processors and describe threshold, ratio, attack and release. The following screenshot shows what GComp looks like, which is a freeware VST compressor and limiter by Graham Yeadon. Concept Dynamic processors in general change the … Continue reading »

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