Zen and Now - The Mixerman Interview - Talking recording with producer, engineer and author, Mixerman
When it comes to the world of recording, Mixerman has a lot to say and the cred to back it up. He’s a producer and mixer whose credits include Ben Harper, Lifehouse, Amy Grant, Pete Murray, and many others.
The EQing Primer - A guide to mixing music - Part 14
Today we'll begin to address equalization. But be warned: We'll linger here quite a bit, considering that the EQ is the ultimate mixing tool.
You know your band is about to break up when... - Just for Laughs ─ Bands about to split
Some bands last for years, and others only for months, but the reality is that all bands break up eventually. When a split is imminent, the telltale sings are everywhere. As a public service we compiled a list of them.
The Match Game - How to use a match EQ to manipulate your audio
A Match EQ is a specialized type of equalizer plug-in that works by extracting the EQ profile from one audio file and applying it to another, so that the latter sounds more like the former. This type of EQ can be used both in corrective and creative ways, as you’ll see if you read on.
Demystifying Latency - Understand and minimize latency when recording in your DAW – Part 1
Every musician doing computer music, regardless of whether he or she is a beginner or a seasoned musician, is confronted with this problem. Audio delays, erratic MIDI management, crackles, and wild pops. Yes, latency is a pain. Fortunately for everybody involved in making music with a computer, there are several tricks that make the coexistence ...
On the Level - A guide to mixing music - Part 13
Now that we've dealt with panning in our rough mix, it's time to address the levels. The goal is simply to find a basic balance that allows you to hear each element as clearly as possible, in accordance with your vision of the sonic puzzle.
DAW Tips for Tracking - Advice to make recording in your DAW more productive
Your DAW is a powerful piece of software, and the more you can take advantage of its capabilities, the better your results will be. In this article, we offer up an assortment of DAW-related tips to help you get the most from the tracking process.
The Top Convolution Reverbs - Our readers' choice of the best commercial convolution reverbs
Of all the reverb types on the market, convolution reverbs are perhaps the most intriguing, because their sounds are based on impulse responses from actual spaces such as concert halls, recording studio live rooms, gymnasiums, you name it. The following is a list of the top five convolution reverbs, as chosen by the Audiofanzine community.
From Creation to Mix: The Arrows - Watch as producer Fab Dupont turns a demo into a mix-ready track
If you had an opportunity to watch over the shoulder of a famous producer as he worked with a band to craft a hit song, you’d do it right? And what if you could also download the tracks from that song and mix them yourself? Here’s your chance to do both...
Left, Right and Center - A guide to mixing music - Part 12
As mentioned in the last installment, we'll start the rough mix by panning the different elements of the mix. To do that, I recommend you an incredibly effective game I discovered several years ago thanks to a sound engineer friend of mine. Romano, if you are reading these lines, thank you again for this find!