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.
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.
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.
Just how complete is the Rhodope Bulgarian Choir Complete? Lynda Arnold finds out.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Before the Synth, was the Mellotron. In this engaging article, Lynda Arnold explores its history from its analog beginnings all the way into the digital realm.
Sound designers and advanced synthesists are going to love the new generative synth from Sugar Bytes. It's a deep, deep instrument that mimics the complexity of a modular system. Find out more below.
Strezov Sampling has recently released Macabre Solo Strings, an expressive and lyrical first chair Violin, Viola and Cello software instrument for NI Kontakt. Lynda Arnold discovers how emotive it is.
So you're an electronic producer or DJ and you want a new delay plug-in? But, you don't want to spend much? StageCraft's FREE DJ Delay plug-in might be what you need. Lynda Arnold investigates.
Omnisphere 1 from Spectrasonics is an incredibly powerful software synthesizer with so many diverse sounds its dizzying. So how does Omnisphere 2 improve upon an award winning synth? Read on...
Many musicians and DJs suffer from tinnitus, or ringing in the ears. For some it can be a mild condition and for others, sadly, more debilitating. Lynda Arnold proposes sound therapy as a way to help.
Don't think of pads as fillers in your tracks. With some creative techniques in any DAW you can transform pads from drones into highly interesting and evolving musical parts.
Are you in the market for a unique Kontakt vocal library, suitable for any world music genre? Lynda Arnold finds out if Rast's MidEast Vocals can compete with the established big boys in the industry.
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