Lynda Arnold

Lynda Arnold

Lynda Arnold is a singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist (voice, flute, piano, and guitar), and electronic musician/sound artist who has been producing, performing, and developing her own sound for over 12 years as ‘Divasonic;’ an ethereal, song driven electronic music project with multiple album and single releases on labels EMI, Clubstar (Germany), Sugo/RTFM (San Francisco), Epiphyte (San Francisco), Temple Music Group (San Francisco) and her own imprint, Digital Bliss. She has spent years collaborating with other artists and touring in support of her releases and founded Digital Bliss Productions in 2004 to promote the music of up-and-coming, as well as established female-fronted electronic bands and music producers around the globe. In addition, she is a seasoned music and audio production educator with a thriving private practice. Recent projects include a collaborative piano album called ‘Hammer Inventions,’ developing a sound healing practice and composing meditation music for yoga classes, live events and websites.

Articles by Lynda Arnold

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Making Studio Collaborations Work: Art & Practice

Even if you enjoy composing, recording, producing music alone it might be worth considering working with others. Collaborations can bring unexpected, and perhaps powerful results.

Review: Aviram Arabic Strings

Aviary Arabic Strings Kontakt instrument is the culmination of six years working with professional Israeli Arabic musicians. It includes meticulously sampled classical instruments and synth keyboards!

Review: Canyons Nature Recording Library

5 Mindful Practices to Rediscover Your Creative Musical Flow

Creative blocks happen to all musicians at some point in time. So, how do you rediscover that buzz, the inspiration, the musical vibe? Lynda Arnold offers 5 mindful practices to gat back in the flow.

3 Creative Uses for the Roland VT-3 Voice Transformer

The Roland VT-3 is a portable, accessible vocal processor useful for studio producers and performing DJs. In this tutorial, Lynda Arnold offers three ways to use this box of wonders creatively.

Review: Valhalla DSP Reverbs

If you're searching for the perfect reverb plug-in and you haven't given Valhalla DSP Reverbs a spin, then you really should. Lynda Arnold takes a deep look at the four reverb units on offer.

How Sound Affects You: Gongs in Sound Therapy

Continuing the "How Sound Affects You' / "Sound Healing" series, Lynda Arnold this time delves into the usage of gongs for musical mediation and sonic sound baths.

Music Theory: Exploring The 432 Hz Tuning Debate

Most of the world now uses 440 Hz as the standard pitch tuning. However, this has been a relatively recent standard, and 432 Hz is making a comeback. Lynda Arnold explores why with sound examples.

NAMM 2016: 5 New Inspiring & Innovative Music & Audio Products

Lynda Arnold, author and musician, often takes the alternative (more interesting?) path... and NAMM 2016 was no exception. Here are 5 of her favorite new innovations straight from the show floor.

Review: MyNoise for iOS

Many studies have shown certain sounds and music to have profound health benefits for the listener. With this in mind, Lynda Arnold put the relaxation powers of MyNoise for iOS to the test.

Review: Rhodope Ethnic Bulgarian Choir Complete

Just how complete is the Rhodope Bulgarian Choir Complete? Lynda Arnold finds out.

Review: Soniccouture & Imogen Heap’s Box of Tricks

What magic do you get when you combine the excellent sampled instruments of Soniccouture with the unbounded imaginative and creative musical approach of Imogen Heap? A veritable Box of Tricks!

Exploring Synth Patch Creation with Omnisphere 2

Omnisphere 2 is like universe of sound design and creation in a plug-in. But rather than simply going by the presets, Lynda Arnold is here to help you begin to program your own patches from scratch.

Review: CymaScope – Music Made Visible App for iOS

In recent years cymatics has been used to make geometric patterns created by vibrations, and often, sound vibrations. The new app, CymaScope makes this more accessible to the masses than ever before.

Music Theory: Odd and Compound Time Signatures

Tired of the ol' 4/4 time signature? Looking to freshen things up with an exciting/unusual meter like 5/4 or 7/4 or 7/8... etc? Lynda Arnold delves into the "other" side of compound time signatures.