For the Joy of It - An interview with legendary producer/engineer Ed Cherney
Talk about an impressive career—Ed Cherney has produced or engineered a veritable who’s who of iconic musicians including Bonnie Raitt, Eric Clapton, Iggy Pop, The Rolling Stones, Buddy Guy, Bob Dylan, Ry Cooder and countless others.
- 01/29/17Getting started
Highlighting background instruments - A guide to mixing music - Part 115
Today I invite you to join me in discovering some automation techniques that take advantage of our animal instincts to give some background life to your music.
Best of Winter NAMM 2017 - The 30 Hottest Products from the Winter NAMM Show 2017
The Winter NAMM Show 2017 has come to an end and the least you could say about it is that this year was a very good vintage (you know how we Frenchmen are into wine talk...). And these 30 products from among the hundreds introduced are a good proof of that.
- 01/25/17Getting started
The importance of good tuning - The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 19
This week I invite you to discuss the importance of tuning in a recording situation.
- 01/22/17Getting started
Automation - Tips and Tricks - A guide to mixing music - Part 114
In the previous episode we saw how you can, in theory, make use of human instincts to keep the attention of the listeners throughout an entire song, simple as it may be. This week I'll reveal some tricks that allow you to put that into practice.
- 01/17/17Getting started
The bothers of a home studio - The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 18
Today I'll address some constraints inherent to recording in a home studio. Being aware of these issues will allow you to prevent them more easily to avoid any unwanted noises making their way into your takes.
- 01/16/17Getting started
Instinct and automation - A guide to mixing music - Part 113
Today we'll look into a concept that's relatively simple to understand and which will be of a lot of help when you automate your mixes.
- 01/11/17Getting started
Recording a hardware synth - The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 17
This week we'll tackle a somewhat peculiar case: hardware synthesizers.
- 01/10/17Getting started
Automation - A case study, looking into the details - A guide to mixing music - Part 112
Last week Yours Truly had the boldness of giving you some homework: to analyze the mix of "The Look" from an automation point of view. This week it is my turn to do the honors.
- 01/03/17Getting started
Tidy up! - The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 16
I'll dedicate the first article of the year in this series to tidiness in your home studio. I know it seems a bit off-topic, but trust me it is much more important than it appears at first sight.