Computer Music feature articles
- 06/05/17Getting started
Over 50 plug-ins to make you mixing life easier - The best audio plug-ins for mixing
From the first editing click to the last automation, mixing is a passionate and arduous job. That's why we decided to write this article to discuss some tools that can make your life much easier and/or expand your horizons.
- 03/14/17Getting started
Last advice on automation - Part 2 - A guide to mixing music - Part 120
Today I'll give you some final recommendations regarding automation.
- 12/18/16Getting started
How to automate your mix - A guide to mixing music - Part 109
Up to now we've seen automation from a relatively theoretical point of view. That's all very nice, but the time has come to really take the plunge. And that's when the questions start to arise: how should you go about with it? Should you use a control surface or the mouse? In real time or not? That's what we are about to discover...
- 11/01/16Getting started
Functional automation - A guide to mixing music - Part 104
After addressing the "whys" of automation last week it's only logical that we start looking into the "hows" this week.
- 10/20/16Getting started
Introduction to automation - A guide to mixing music - Part 103
If you were to have the chance to look at the mix session of a commercial song you'd be more surprised by the sheer exuberance of automation lines than by the number of plug-ins used. However, most budding engineers have the unfortunate tendency to neglect this stage of the mixing process. Which is a real pity because, apart from being a preroga...
- 10/13/16Getting started
The best MIDI interfaces for less than $100 - The top MIDI interfaces for less than $100
Many modern audio interfaces don't offer MIDI connections anymore. And yet lots of us still have MIDI keyboards and/or controllers we don't want to let go of. Fortunately, there are some inexpensive MIDI interfaces that allow you to give a second life to your beloved gear. With this in mind we asked our French readers to vote for their favorite ...
Questions to ask yourself before moving on - A guide to mixing music - Part 102
Darn, is this series dedicated to mixdown long! But remember that Rome wasn't built in a day! Learning a new craft, regardless of what it is, demands a lot of time. That's the way it is, I can't help it. And if you don't like it feel free to put a claim with the highest authority you can, don't take it out on me.
- 08/14/16Getting started
Modulation Effects - The Flanger Effect - A guide to mixing music - Part 100
After having seen the chorus effect last week , today we'll discuss another beloved modulation tool, the Flanger.
- 07/17/16Getting started
How to use tape machine and mixing console emulators - A guide to mixing music - Part 97
As promised, this week we'll see how to make the most of tape machine and console-emulating plug-ins.
- 07/10/16Getting started
The whys of using tape machine and console emulators - A guide to mixing music - Part 96
This week we'll keep on discussing distortion by addressing plug-ins that emulate legendary tape machines and consoles.