- 10/05/16Getting started
Recording levels - The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 4
This week we'll take a moment to discuss the delicate issue of levels during tracking.
- 09/30/16Getting started
Consonance and Dissonance - Harmony Basics - Part 23
If you want to start making up melodies and bass lines from chord inversions, as I promised in the last article, we must first address the thorny issue of consonance and its evil twin, dissonance... which, by the way, is crucial to harmony!
- 09/28/16Getting started
What format to use? - The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 3
Today we'll discuss a topic that's very important in the all-digital age, namely which format you should use to record your takes.
- 09/26/16Getting started
The top big brands for guitar effect pedals - The best big brands for guitar effect pedals
Despite the explosion of the pedal market and the appearance of countless small manufacturers, the big names in the effects world continue to implacably dominate the business. Here's a list of the main players in the pedal world. Be it huge corporations or somewhat smaller enterprises, they all share a common trait: a large production capacity. ...
- 09/21/16Getting started
Plasma Loudspeakers - The Operating Principles of Loudspeakers - Part 8
In this chapter we'll discuss a not-so-widely spread category of transducers based on very amazing principles. They can make some people dream because they are freed from the mechanical stages of transduction – although it comes at a cost.
- 09/19/16Getting started
The gear to use - The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 2
As I told you in the previous installment, this new series dedicated to recording is aimed at the average computer musician. Consequently, it would be incongruent to make the sample clips that accompany some of the articles in a "pro" environment, in other words in a studio with impeccable acoustics, an array of top-of-the-line microphones and e...
- 09/10/16Getting started
What to expect from this new series? - The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 1
Once the mastering series is finished and now that the mixing guide is (finally!) arriving the end, it's only natural that Audiofanzine asked me to extend this tale told backwards with a new series dedicated to recording.
- 09/07/16Getting started
Melodic and harmonic motion - Harmony Basics - Part 22
In the previous article we discussed inversions within the frame of enharmonic modulations. I will take this opportunity to explore with you in this and the following article the different ways in which you can take advantage of these inversions.
Mixing in Parallel (Part 2) - Andrew Scheps talks compression, plug-ins, panning, EQ and more
Welcome to Part 2 of our interview with renowned mix engineer Andrew Scheps. This time around, Scheps offers more details on his mixing techniques, and talks about why he transitioned away from his previous console-based setup and into mixing in the box.
- 09/01/16Getting started
How to soundproof your studio - Setting Up Your Home Studio - Part 4
After the theoretical review of the last article, today we'll start getting our hands dirty keeping in mind that there are as many different home studios as there are home studio owners.