- 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...
- 10/19/16Getting started
The top small brands for guitar effect pedals - The best small brands for guitar effect pedals
The long-awaited poll regarding "small" guitar effect pedal brands is finally here! It's open season for anybody who likes controversy!
- 10/16/16Getting started
Recording a trombone - The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 6
This week we'll start with the first practical case: tracking a trombone.
- 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 ...
- 10/11/16Getting started
Working at the source - The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 5
You'll fix it in the mix... right? Wrong! That's why I'll try to make sure that this phrase never makes into your home studio.
Best of AES 2016 - The top products featured at the 141st AES Convention
The recent 141st AES Convention really stood up to the expectations in terms of new products. Here's a small selection of some of the things we thought were most interesting.
- 10/05/16Getting started
Recording levels - The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 4
This week we'll take a moment to discuss the delicate issue of levels during tracking.
Back in white - Dynaudio LYD 7 Review
We are the first to brawl about the lack of innovation among speaker manufacturers. Dynaudio is one of those brands with an undeniable know-how, but whose road map only seems to lead into a desert where you can find a rock or a cactus from time to time...definitely not the best place to be for a thirsty home-studio owner. So it came as a surpris...
- 09/30/16Getting started
Consonance and Dissonance - Harmony Basics - Part 23
If you want to start making up melodies and bass lines from chord inversions, as I promised in the last article, we must first address the thorny issue of consonance and its evil twin, dissonance... which, by the way, is crucial to harmony!
- 09/28/16Getting started
What format to use? - The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 3
Today we'll discuss a topic that's very important in the all-digital age, namely which format you should use to record your takes.