- 03/29/16Getting started
Chord Substitutions - Harmony Basics - Part 14
In the previous two articles I took a brief detour from the somewhat theoretical tone of this series to show you some specific examples of harmonic chord progressions that are easy to understand and widely used. But if you want to get off the beaten path, we'll need to dive back into the theory.
- 03/27/16Getting started
Glue It Down with Reverb - A guide to mixing music - Part 80
Today I'll focus on the sixth bus of my personal reverb mixing setup. As I told you before, this bus is aimed at producing the so-called "glue" effect. In other words, the more or less signal you send from each of the tracks towards this bus, the more coherent the overall mix should sound.
- 03/24/16Getting started
How to Know When Your Mix is Finished - 5 questions to ask yourself to determine if your mix is ready to go
Top mix engineers will tell you that they instinctively know when they're finished with a mix. But for those of us who haven’t reached that level yet, it’s usually hard to have that kind of certainty. Here are some questions to ask yourself to help you determine if your mix is ready for prime time.
- 03/23/16Getting started
The Ears Have It! (part 3) - Frequency and sound issues with in-ear monitor systems
In the final installment of this three-part article, we’ll look at a few other key issues to consider when contemplating switching over to an in-ear monitor system.
- 03/22/16Getting started
More Chord Progressions - Harmony Basics - Part 13
In the previous article I introduced you to some of the most popular cadences and chord progressions. But there are still some left!
- 03/19/16Getting started
Choosing Reverb Sounds - A guide to mixing music - Part 79
Today we'll follow up on the previous article by discussing the presets for five of the nine reverb buses of the template I proposed.
- 03/17/16Getting started
The Best DJ CD Decks for Around $500 - The top budget CD decks for DJs
Even if DJs are turning more and more towards immaterial formats nowadays, it's still useful to keep a good old CD player lying around, one that can play back normal Red Book CDs as well as those stacked with compressed files. There are different models for around $500. We asked the global Audiofanzine community which ones are their favorites, s...
- 03/16/16Getting started
The Ears Have It! (part 2) - The challenges of adjusting to an in-ear monitor system
In part 1, we talked about how in-ear monitors can benefit performing musicians, this time around, we'll look at some of the issues you'll face using an in-ear system.
- 03/15/16Getting started
The Best Strings for Electric Guitar - Top Brands for Electric Guitar Strings
Every guitarist needs strings, and lots of them, so choosing the right type is important. Despite their seeming simplicity, these metallic threads can guarantee tuning stability, long-term durability and a matching sound for the guitar. We polled 1,223 members of the French version of Audiofanzine to come up with these rankings, and we thought w...
- 03/13/16Getting started
Getting Down to Work with Reverb - A guide to mixing music - Part 78
We have been discussing reverb for quite some time now, although in a more or less theoretical way. I know it can get a bit frustrating but, trust me, it was necessary. Now that we are done with all the theory, it's time to move on to more practical things. Hallelujah my friends, the fun begins!