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.
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!
Black Friday 2014: All the Deals - All Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales
For this new Black Friday / Cyber Monday sale, Audiofanzine lists all the special deals available at audio gear manufacturers and sound library, audio plug-in and virtual instrument developers for making great music a lower prices.
Alan Parsons Talks Recording - Studio tips, techniques and wisdom from a producer, engineer and musician who’s seen it all
Alan Parsons' career is as impressive as it is long. He got his start as an assistant engineer at the legendary Abbey Road Studios in London...
Create a Rough Mix - A guide to mixing music - Part 11
In the last installment, I gave you an overview of the mixing method I'll be presenting in the upcoming articles. In that workflow, one of the first things you need to do is create a rough mix, and in this article, we'll focus on doing just that.
You Know You Are in a Metal Band When... - Just for Laughs ─ Metal Bands
Playing in a metal band is something that can happen to anyone, even to the best of us. That's why you need be watchful. You know you play in a metal band when...
Video: Andy Powers - Taylor's Master Builder - Talking about guitar building with the man who designs Taylor guitars
Andy Powers is Taylor's guitar design guru, tasked by company founder Bob Taylor to create new models, and in some cases, revise existing ones. In this video interview, Powers talks about how he redesigned the 800 series guitars, why solid wood guitars sound better, and the impact of scale length on a guitar's tone and playability.