- 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.
Questions to ask yourself before moving on - A guide to mixing music - Part 102
Darn, is this series dedicated to mixdown long! But remember that Rome wasn't built in a day! Learning a new craft, regardless of what it is, demands a lot of time. That's the way it is, I can't help it. And if you don't like it feel free to put a claim with the highest authority you can, don't take it out on me.
- 08/23/16Getting started
Enharmonic Modulations - Harmony Basics - Part 21
Before I begin I most warn you that this article might seem a bit grueling for some of you. But if you've been following the other articles in the series up to now, you shouldn't have a problem with what is about to come. Otherwise, you can always use the comments section to ask anything you want.
- 08/21/16Getting started
Modulation Effects - The Phaser Effect - A guide to mixing music - Part 101
This is the last episode dedicated to he use of modulation tools during mixdown. Today we'll discuss the Phaser effect.
- 08/19/16Getting started
The best studio headphones for about $100 - The top studio headphones for about $100
You can get some pretty good headphones for about $150 and while 50 bucks may not seem like much of a difference, it's a bit too much for many home studio owners. But don't worry if you are one of them, there are plenty of interesting cans for a tad less money. With this in mind, we asked our members of our French site to name their favorite pai...
- 08/15/16Getting started
Modulating to neighbor, distant and chromatic keys - Harmony Basics - Part 20
In the previous articles we saw how you can modulate towards other keys, mainly using pivot chords to guarantee a smooth transition. So, now that we've seen how to modulate, it would be nice to know where you can modulate to, right?