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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Review: IK Multimedia iRing Music Maker and FX/Controller Apps

Bringing music making tools to the masses is something IK Multimedia have done successfully in recent times. So how does their iRing gesture based music controller stand up? Lynda Arnold finds out.

Review: Notetracks for iOS

Notetracks enables musicians, producers and composers to sketch out musical ideas on their iPad or iPhone and make notes on any imported audio file. Lynda Arnold finds out how useful it really is.

Review: Bohemian by Sample Logic

If anyone can take high-quality, organically sampled world instruments and give them a cutting-edge breathe of new sonic life, it's Sample Logic. Lynda Arnold explores Bohemian and is impressed.

The Art of Making Handpans. Interview with Dave Beery and Stevan Morris

Handpans have caught the imagination of musicians world-wide since the first 'hang' was created by PANArt. Lynda Arnold visited Dave Beery and Stevan Morris' workshop to see Ohm Handpans being made.

Review: Sonokinetic Capriccio

Capriccio from Sonokinetic is their largest cinematic sample library to date. Lynda Arnold delves into this unique product that provides high-quality orchestral sounds to composers of all levels.

Review: PolyRhythm App for iOS

Ever wanted to try different syncopated rhythms but didn't know where or how to start? PolyRhythm app for iPhone and iPad to the rescue! Lynda Arnold tests it for composition and as a learning tool.

Interview: Tom Salta on Scoring Halo: Spartan Assault

Tom Salta, GANG Award for best original soundtrack for Halo Spartan Assault, and composer and producer of countless AAA Games, Films and TV shows shares his game scoring tips and tricks.

How Sound Affects You: Sound Baths

Taking a bath in water (hot is my preference!) is second nature to us all. Every day though we may be bathed in different things like light and also sound. Lynda Arnold explains what a sound bath is.

How Sound Affects Us: Sonic Weapons

Having explored emerging areas of "healing" and "wellness" in her 'How Sound Affects Us' series, Lynda Arnold now explores how sound and vibration can be used to create pain with violent ends in mind.

Review: Crypto Cipher’s Solo Tabla Instrument for Kontakt

There seems to be a high-quality Kontakt instrument for most instruments, and Crypto Cipher want to make sure the tabla is well represented too. Lynda Arnold put this library through its paces.

Music Theory: Ornaments and Embellishments

Ornaments and embellishment techniques are part of the language of every skilled musician or composer. Lynda Arnold explores both in Baroque and Classical in this fascinating music theory article.

Review: Komplete 10 Definitive Piano Collection

Three new sampled pianos were included in the recent Native Instruments Komplete 10 upgrade, and a fine collection they are indeed as Lynda Arnold discovers in our feature review.

How Sound Affects You: Cymatics, An Emerging Science

It's amazing how much we know about sound and waves and yet how we're only on the cusp of understanding how sound vibrations affect us. In this article, Lynda Arnold explores the science of Cymatics.

5 Quick Workflow Tips for Pro Tools Producers

Speed up and enhance your Pro Tools experience with these quick and easy, but very useful, tips from Lynda Arnold.

Review: Sample Logic Cinematic Keys

Is the new Sample Logic Cinematic Keys a box office success for musicians and producers? Lynda Arnold finds out in our in-depth review.