- 10/05/15Getting started
Expanders, De-essers, Limiters and Dynamic EQs - A guide to mixing music - Part 52
In this penultimate article dedicated to managing dynamics during mixdown, I'll briefly mention some other processing options sometimes used at this stage, as well as the reasons why I won't look into them in detail.
- 10/04/15Getting started
Your Ears, Your Music, Your Hearing - The Loudness War - Part 12
In this final installment of the series, we present a Q&A with Dr Thierry Briche, ENT specialist, and the former chief of the prestigious Val-de-Grâce Hospital in Paris, France. He was kind enough to talk to us about the ear, its architecture, risks, and potential injuries.
- 10/01/15Getting started
If You're Thinking About Getting a Pedalboard - Part 2 - Pedal order, powering, and securing effects to the pedalboard
In the second and last installment, we’ll cover three main issues that you need to work out order to get your pedalboard up and running: The order of the pedals, how to get power to them, and how to attach them securely.
- 09/30/15Getting started
If You're Thinking of Getting a Pedalboard - Part 1 - Whether you're buying or building a pedalboard, here's what you need to know
Whether you’re upgrading to a new pedalboard, switching over from an all-in-one digital unit, or getting your first pedalboard, there are endless options. The aim here is to give you the info you need to buy or build a pedalboard that will work for your situation.
- 09/29/15Getting started
Metering and Correction Software - The Loudness War - Part 11
In this, the penultimate installment in our series discussing the consequences of volume on music, sound and human ears, we look at tools for measuring loudness.
- 09/28/15Getting started
The Best Noise Gate Plug-Ins - A guide to mixing music - Part 51
There is plenty more to say about the possible uses of a noise gate, especially from a creative point of view. However, that would divert us from the subject at hand. Besides, by now, I hope you have all started to realize the potential of this type of processing and, as a consequence, your imagination can do the rest. So, as a sort of conclusio...
- 09/24/15Getting started
Ducking with a Noise Gate - A guide to mixing music - Part 50
This week we'll take a look at yet another technique specific to noise gates, namely ducking. Personally, it's not my cup of tea, but when you don't have the time for other solutions, it can really save your day — as long as you approach it with caution.
- 09/23/15Getting started
Introduction to Degrees - Harmony Basics - Part 5
This is one of those situations no composer can escape...and the reason for being of this series.
[Video] Inside the Gibson Guitar Factory - Audiofanzine visits the factory where Les Pauls are built
Take a tour through the Gibson guitar factory in Nashville, TN, and watch as Les Pauls, SGs and more are constructed.
- 09/21/15Getting started
Studio on a Budget - How to put together a quality recording setup for under $500
While it may be as tough as ever to earn money with music, the bright side remains that it’s become much easier to build a recording studio based mostly around your computer — without spending a fortune. With an outlay of less than $500 (not including the computer, of course), you can set yourself up with a very capable studio.