- 07/16/17Getting started
Recording drums — Stereo Room (Part 3) - The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 39
In this episode we will look into a new method to record the Stereo Room tracks, as well as one of its numerous variants, which, in my opinion, is particularly interesting.
- 07/13/17Getting started
Setting limits - A guide to mixing music - Part 135
After all we've been through, I can't find it in me to simply tell you to stop just like that, even though our journey into the world of mixing has certainly reached its final destination. Hence, in the coming weeks I will address some issues that I wasn't able to fit in coherently into the narrative of the series. Although less focused on the p...
- 07/04/17Getting started
Recording drums — Stereo Room (Part 2) - The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 38
Second installment on the Stereo Room tracks within the chapter dedicated to recording drums. After having looked into the whys, today we'll discuss the hows of recording the Stereo Room mics.
- 06/29/17Getting started
Alternative mixes - Part 2 - A guide to mixing music - Part 134
Last week we started discussing the importance of exporting alternative mixes starting with the basic ones you need, namely Vocal Up, Vocal Down, Instrumental, and A Capella. Today I will take it even further my suggesting other alternative mixes that might come in handy in different situations.
Recording Garbage - Billy Bush on engineering for Butch Vig, working with Rick Rubin and lots more
Although he wasn’t formally trained in engineering, producer/engineer Billy Bush learned to record and mix from two of the best, Butch Vig of Garbage, and legendary producer Rick Rubin. Bush, who has been Garbage’s engineer since the 1990’s, has a discography that also includes artists like Snow Patrol, Jake Bugg, Dweezil Zappa, the Naked & Famo...
- 06/27/17Getting started
Recording drums — Stereo Room (Part 1) - The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 37
This time we'll discuss the commonly called Stereo Room mics. This topic will take us quite some time because, personally, I think it's crucial.
- 06/23/17Getting started
Alternative mixes - Part 1 - A guide to mixing music - Part 133
Now that we've seen how to optimally make the final export of your mix, we can discuss a point often neglected by beginners: alternative exports.
- 06/16/17Getting started
Recording drums — The toms - The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 36
Today we'll continue exploring the close-miking of additional drum kit elements that aren't necessarily indispensable, like the toms.
- 06/11/17Getting started
The final export of your mix - A guide to mixing music - Part 132
Dear friends, believe it or not, our epic saga through the wonders of mixing is slowly approaching its end. Nevertheless, before we get to the final stop we still have to look into some details, starting with the export of your mix. This crucial stage might seem very easy at first glance, but there are some technical precautions you need to take...
- 06/05/17Getting started
Over 50 plug-ins to make you mixing life easier - The best audio plug-ins for mixing
From the first editing click to the last automation, mixing is a passionate and arduous job. That's why we decided to write this article to discuss some tools that can make your life much easier and/or expand your horizons.