Video: Spoken-Word Editing Tips - How to edit spoken-word audio for podcasts, video and more
In this video, we offer a variety of tips for editing spoken-word audio content for a variety of situations.
Unlocking Expressivity - An interview with producer Michael Beinhorn
Producer, musician, artist, painter… Our guest today is someone who has always been looking for a way to let Art be expressed in every piece of music he has worked on. Primarily known and renown for heavy records and powerful bands, his aesthetic vision is and has always been far more subtle and refined than his resume could indicate. Actually h...
- 05/10/16Getting started
Drive it Home - The Operating Principles of Loudspeakers - Part 3
To finish with this overview of the most widely used type of speaker, we'll discuss electrodynamic cone models. To improve the performance in the high frequencies, the cone is usually replaced with a dome, which is in turn placed in what's called a "compression driver," and attached to an acoustic horn to improve the coupling with the air.
My Favorite Reverb Plug-Ins - Top 5 reverb plug-ins for giving your mixes professional treatment
One of the most useful audio plug-in types in any computer-based studio toolbox is reverb. In this article, I’ll look at my five current “go-to” reverb plug-in choices. But first, a little background.
- 05/08/16Getting started
Slapback and Doubling with Delay - A guide to mixing music - Part 87
This time around, we'll look at two "classic" uses of the delay effect.
Producing for the Art of It - Multitalented producer Greg Wells talks about his craft and his gear
Although he spent most of his childhood playing and studying music, it wasn’t until Greg Wells was 18 that he got bitten by the recording bug. “I got my parents to co-sign a loan, and I bought a Mac Plus and a Fostex 4-track cassette machine,” he recalls. “I bought an Alesis Microverb, a terrible microphone and a cheap compressor, and I became r...
- 05/04/16Getting started
The Last Note - Recording a clean ending is not as simple as it may seem
When recording an ensemble or just overdubbing one instrument, there's one part of the song that gets very little attention: right after the very last chord or note has been struck. Especially if the last hit is a sustained one, a lot can go wrong while those notes are decaying.
- 05/03/16Getting started
Of Suspensions and Magnets - The Operating Principles of Loudspeakers - Part 2
We started this series by describing the cone diaphragm of an electrodynamic speaker. It obviously plays an important role in the final quality of a speaker, as the radiating element, but it's far from being the only spot where signal can be degraded. Today I'll address the importance of the suspensions and magnets.
- 05/01/16Getting started
The Use of Delay - A guide to mixing music - Part 86
After closing the chapter dedicated to the use of reverb during mixdown, we will now focus on a relatively similar topic: delay.
The Golden Age of British Recording - We interview the author of “The Great British Recording Studios”
In the early 1960s, at the beginning of the British Invasion, the studio scene in England was thriving, but the British studios used different gear and got a very different sound than their U.S. counterparts. In recent times, most of the major British recording studios have closed, and for a time, it looked like much of their history was in dang...