- 11/29/15Getting started
Mixing with Spring Reverb - A guide to mixing music - Part 60
Regardless of whether your reverb is algorithmic or convolution, chances are the plug-in you use provides different types of reverb. And, in my view, the choice of reverb type is crucial to get the expected results. Unfortunately, most beginners usually make random choices, which only complicates things. That's why, starting today, I intend to r...
Black Friday 2015: A list of the best deals - Top Black Friday & Cyber Monday Sales and Discounts on Pro Audio Software and Hardware
Black Friday and Cyber Monday are back with a vengeance, with manufacturers and developers knocking down the prices of countless virtual instruments, effects, sound banks, and even audio hardware, with some deals lasting until the end of the year!
5 Top Soft Synths You Might Have Missed - These synths may be lesser known, but they sound awesome
To help you avoid making music that sounds like everyone else’s, I want to tell you about some premium-quality soft synths you may not know about. Although none of these instruments are terribly obscure, each deserves more attention than it normally gets. Some are relatively new but haven’t gotten much ink, while others are all but forgotten by ...
- 11/21/15Getting started
Reverb: Pre- or Post-Fader? - A guide to mixing music - Part 59
As we saw in the previous article, it's often better to use reverbs on auxiliary buses. Consequently, it's only logical to ask yourself about the best way to send a signal to those aux buses.
Fixing It in the Mix - Talking sonic repair with Converge guitarist/producer Kurt Ballou
Kurt Ballou is a busy guy. In addition to being the guitarist in the popular metal band Converge, he’s a producer and engineer, and the owner of Godcity Studio in Massachusetts. In addition to recording his own band’s projects, Ballou has produced and recorded such groups as High on Fire, Nails, Young Widows, Torche and Old Wounds.
- 11/17/15Getting started
Beyond Passive Pickups - Everything about guitar and bass pickups - Part 5
An active pickup is a normal pickup ─ but active. Got it?
- 11/16/15Getting started
Reverb In or Aux? - A guide to mixing music - Part 58
Before you start working with reverb, you need to set up a couple of things. That's why this week we'll look into the different routing options available and examine their advantages and disadvantages.
Video: Audiofanzine Visits D'Angelico Guitars - A video trip to D'Angelico's NYC headquarters
We recently visited the D'Angelico showroom in midtown Manhattan and got a chance to see and play both electric and acoustic guitars. In addition to all the guitars, D'Angelico has a fully setup stage with a drum kit, amps, and a P.A., and a lounge area featuring a bar that sits on top of a pair of Marshall stacks. Check out this video.
- 11/10/15Getting started
Pickup Formats - Everything about guitar and bass pickups - Part 4
Up to now we have been talking about what's inside the pickups, but today we'll deal with the physical appearance.
- 11/09/15Getting started
Reverb Don'ts - A guide to mixing music - Part 57
In this episode we'll point out a couple of things to avoid when dialing in reverb settings.