Enjoying Holiday Music

Every year, I look forward to the Christmas holiday season. I love decorating a large, beautiful tree, baking delicious, seasonal desserts, going to holiday parties, and spending time with my parents at their farm. Because I’m a singer and a musician, I also like to listen to Christmas music. Sometimes, I listen to holiday tunes for several hours at the time. Whether I’m cleaning my home, driving down the road, or cooking dinner, my mood instantly improves after listening to some of my favorite holiday songs. On this blog, I hope you will gain an appreciation for holiday music. Enjoy!

Wavetable Synthesizer Skins: Reasons To Buy Them, And Use Them


A wavetable synthesizer is a great invention for sound and sound-mixing equipment if you can afford to invest in one. In recent years, this piece of equipment has gone virtual, becoming a screen on a computer instead of a physical piece of equipment. If and when you can buy its virtual equivalent, you will find that accessories such as Xfer Serum skins are fun to incorporate into everything you are doing. The skins are actually downloaded into the existing software of this virtual equipment. Here are some reasons to buy them and use them in your line of work as a sound mixer for a music production company. 

Because a Bright Green Line Gets Boring after a While

The most basic interface with this piece of virtual sound equipment is the old-school green line. Initially, you might not mind staring at this line as it jumps and bounces along during your early sound-mixing days. However, you might wish for something more interesting, more flashy, or more inspirational as you work. That is where additional skins can make a difference. They are akin to screen savers on computers; you can download the ones you like and use them to keep your interest and to keep your eyes on the screen. There are even holiday-themed skins and bold, colorful skins you can try. 

Different Overlapping Sounds Can Be Identified by Individual Skins

Complex mixed sounds are difficult to view if you have every separate sound using the same skin on the screen. Assign unique skins to each sound in the mix, and then you can more easily pick a sound out that needs tweaking. It is both visual and auditory art when you apply multiple sound skins to all of the various sounds in a single mixed piece.

You Can Personalize the Screen and Virtual Equipment

Like certain video games? Maybe you really enjoy how vintage sound equipment looks, but not the operations of vintage equipment. With all of the recent "Pride" celebrations happening in June, maybe you want a "Pride" skin to use. All of these options are available to download to personalize your virtual workspace. Some of these downloads and presets are free, but some will require a fee or a monthly subscription price. Those that do charge a fee will often supply you with a large lot of skins or unlimited access to hundreds of skins that are uploaded to the subscription site regularly. 


27 June 2019