Sample-Based Synthesis ─ Bit by Bit - Sound synthesis, sound design and audio processing - Part 17
Some people might think it's weird to see sampling considered as a type of synthesis. Indeed, throughout this series of articles, I've been telling you all the time about the creation of sounds "from nothing" and, all of a sudden, the playback of pre-existing sounds pops up out of nowhere!
Engineer with the Grammy-Winning Touch - Darrell Thorp just won 3 Grammys for engineering Beck’s latest, giving him 7 overall
Darrell Thorp is no stranger to Grammy awards. In previous years he won for albums with Radiohead, OutKast and Switchfoot. Last year he garnered a Latin Grammy for his work with Molotov. Still he wasn’t expecting what happened this year: three more Grammys for Beck’s "Morning Phase."
A Matter of Perspective - A guide to mixing music - Part 23
In this week's installment, we'll continue our focus on EQing during mixdown, with some additional tips and advice.
Additive Synthesis ─ Give me more! - Sound synthesis, sound design and audio processing - Part 16
In the previous article we saw what subtractive synthesis, the most widespread method of synthetic sound creation, is all about and we saw that it's based on the sound production and manipulation modes described in the first articles of this series.
Get Up to Speed with Apple Loops - A video lesson on using Apple Loops in Logic Pro X and GarageBand
Whether you're a Logic or GarageBand user, you can spice up your recordings with a huge range of instrument loops and sound effects via the Apple Loops that were included with your DAW. Here's a video tutorial to get you going right away.
Trust Your Ears - A guide to mixing music - Part 22
To close this chapter dedicated to EQing during mixdown, I'll give you some tips and tricks that ought to help you adopt better habits.
Record Your Band on a Budget - A minimalist setup for tracking your group’s music
So you have a band and you’re sounding good, but you’re wondering if you have enough gear to start recording? Read on, as we’ll examine what your minimal equipment needs are to create a multitrack band recording in a home studio setting...
Subtractive Synthesis: Straight to the point - Sound synthesis, sound design and audio processing - Part 15
Dear friends, now that we've become acquainted with the main components used, it's about time we get familiar with the main forms of sound synthesis. Oh, yes, there are several!
Create Space and Depth with EQ - A guide to mixing music - Part 21
Contrary to popular belief, panning and ambience are not the only tools to use for adjusting the location of a track in the sound field of a mix. We are about to see that the sensations of space and depth can be addressed right from the EQing stage.
Recording Resonator Guitars - How to capture the sound of Dobros, Nationals and other resonator guitars
Resonator guitars are most often heard in blues, bluegrass, and country music, and offer a unique tone that can add real spice to a recording. In this article, I'll take a quick look at the history of these instruments, talk about the different types of resonator guitars, and discuss how to record them. I’ll also offer some sonic and video examples