Hector Lee

I'm updating the blog

So you might be wondering why the blog is so empty. I've recently decided to switch my website content management system (CMS) to something more lightweight after encountering some technical problems. I don't really need that many features on this website anyway. I'm taking the chance to clean up some of the older posts which might no longer be relevant to the blog. This is a manual process so please be patient. I'm working on this in my free time. If you're trying to revisit a post urgently, kindly contact me via the contact link below and I'll see if ...

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Soundgrains launched: Free Audio and Music Tutorials

In the past December, I launched a new site called Soundgrains that features tutorials, tips, freebies, and news resources for audio and music production. I’ve been posting a fair amount of articles on it by now including some free plugins, video tutorials and articles. From now onwards I’ll be posting majority of my tutorials and news related to audio and music production over there and reserving this blog for more of my personal works and articles. It would mean a lot to me if you could head over to the site to check out the articles, subscribe to the ...

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Soundhack Plugins Ported To Pd & Max/MSP

The great people at Soundhack has been spending some time porting the SoundHack plugins to Pd and Max/MSP format. This is the third beta bundle that they are releasing so the bundle is not complete. Beta 3 features +decimate, +chebyshev, +matrix, +compand, +delay, +pitchdelay and +bubbler. They hope to get the Max/MSP for Windows version ready shortly and they will be adding +binaural, +morphfilter, +spectralcompand and+spectralgate to this bundle. For Pd and Max/MSP users, this is great chance to make use of these wonderful plug-ins in your work, I have been using them for awhile and they ...

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Managing VST and AudioUnits Plugins in Mac OS X

I know I haven't been updating my blog recently as I have been busy with other items. I have been working on articles and Quick Tips for AudioTuts+ and my first Quick Tip was posted last week. This Quick Tip explains how to manage VST and AudioUnits plugins in Mac OS X. I've covered some ways of installing plugins and keeping your plugin folder tidy. Quick Tip: Managing VST and AudioUnits Plugins in Mac OS X | AudioTuts+ VST and AudioUnits(AU) are the two native plugin formats for Mac OS X. Although there are other DAW specific formats for plugins, ...

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Panic Status Board

Following closely behind the launch of Things’ Status Page, Panic revealed their newly developed Panic Status Board. Panic is known for developing great Mac applications like Coda, Transmit, Candybar, and Unison. Panic has taken the idea of having a status page and made it into a status board for internal use. They are using a great looking Samsung display for loading the webpage. They took the idea a step further to display other helpful information like their e-mail queue, important countdowns, Mac OS server calendar, employee and @Panic twitter messages, and bus arrival times. I feel that this is an aw...

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