Hector Lee
Hector Lee is a sound designer and engineer based in Singapore. With experience spanning from sound design and music production to crafting sound art installations, he actively engages in collaborations with artists from other disciplines. His works and collaborations have spanned a wide range including theatre, live electronic music, dance, music composition, audio programming, interactive sound art installations, etc. He also blogs about music and audio technology on soundgrains.com
  • Music & Audio
    Quick Tip: Transfer Your Sounds from Logic to MainStageLogictomainstage preview
    Live performances have become increasingly demanding as audiences seek to hear the same rocking sound that they heard on the album. Sometimes that sound is crafted in the studio with lots of plugins, and that makes it difficult to recreate that sound in a live setting. If you are a Logic user, then you can easily port your channel strip settings over to MainStage and get that studio quality sound during our performances as well.Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    Quick Tip: Routing Audio Between Applications Using SoundflowerPreview
    Soundflower is a lesser known application among computer musicians which allows inter-application audio routing for Mac OS X. Soundflower creates a virtual audio interface which has a number of inputs and outputs. This virtual interface can be selected as your audio interface in your software to route audio from one application to another for further processing.Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    Quick Tip: Have A Backup PlanPreview
    There is one major fear when it comes to working with computers, a hard drive failure. Hard drives will fail and they always occur when we least expect it. And when the drive with all your session files crash, it is a disaster. I’m always told “If the file does not have two copies, it doesn’t exist.” Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    Quick Tip: Choose The Right File Format For The JobPreview
    Being spoiled for choice, when it comes to exporting audio, is common with most DAWs supporting most audio formats in existence. Audio formats can be categorised into three categories: uncompressed, lossless, and lossy. I will explain the popular formats for audio and provide some recommendations for using the right format for the job.Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    Quick Tip: Use Multiple Audio Interfaces on Mac OS XPreview
    This is a true gem for Mac users especially when most DAWs do not allow you to use multiple audio interfaces. This can be very useful if you have multiple audio interfaces and want to use them together for more simultaneous inputs and outputs. I am sorry about this tutorial will only apply to Macs so Windows users are out of luck.Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    Using Playlists to Organise a Multitrack SessionPreview
    Playlists can be an extremely useful tool when you need to record multiple takes on track. It helps you to manage your tracks and keep your session organised. Being in a recording session where you’re tracking multiple microphones at the same time is a daily situation. You can make your session run smoother by learning how you can use playlists to minimise the time and work needed between takes.Read More…
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    Quick Tip: How to Manage VST and AudioUnits Plugins in Mac OS XPreview
    VST and AudioUnits (AU) are the two native plugin formats for Mac OS X. Although there are other DAW specific formats for plugins, VST and AudioUnits are more common and compatible across various DAWs like Cubase, Logic, etc. There is an abundance of VST and AU plugins for expanding your DAW and building your collection of effects. However, it can be difficult to know how to get those plugins running on your computer. Especially if they are free and do not come with installers or instructions. I'll help you get those files in the right places and make them appear in your plugin stacks.Read More…