- 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.
5 Top Freeware Reverbs - Add space to your recordings with these free reverb plug-ins
We all know that reverb is one of the staple effects in a mixer's toolkit. In fact, you'd be hard pressed to find a recording or live mix without at least some reverb in it. But does getting a good reverb sound require that you spend hunks of money on high-end plug-ins or hardware? Not necessarily. You can actually enjoy a variety of reverb soun...
- 11/05/15Getting started
About Single-Coils, Dual-Coils and More - Everything about guitar and bass pickups - Part 3
Taking the pickup concept we've seen so far (the combination of one or several magnets surrounded by a coil), you get so-called single-coil pickups. This type of pickup produces a characteristic sound. Fender instruments use this sort of pickup, for instance. Unfortunately, this design has an inherent defect: it's sensitivity to interference.
- 11/03/15Getting started
Podcast Production Basics - Part 2 - Editing, mixing and finishing your podcast
In the first installment of this two-part series, we looked at various options for recording a podcast. This time around, we’ll examine how to edit and assemble your podcast.