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- 06/23/16Hot news
Mini-effects pedals make configuring your pedalboard a whole new ballgame
One of the great things about pedalboards is that they give you the freedom to choose the effects you want for your rig. There is one caveat: Your pedalboard is a finite size, and you can only add effects up to a point before you run out of space. Without having to buy a larger pedalboard, you can maximize the number of effects you have by addin...
- 06/22/16Hot news
Coordinate your rhythm guitar parts to avoid a chaotic-sounding mess
Whenever you have more than one guitarist playing chords in a song, you risk a cluttered and muddy sounding result if the parts they’re playing are not coordinated in advance. That said, there are pretty big differences in the approach you’ll take to rhythm-guitar arranging, depending on whether you’re arranging for the stage or studio. In this ...
- 05/04/16Hot news
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: The time right after the very last chord or note has been struck. Especially if that hit is a sustained one, a lot can go wrong while those notes are decaying.
- 04/26/16Hot news
A guide to mixing music - Part 85
Today we'll close the chapter on reverb with one last suggestion and a short list of plug-ins I personally like to use when working with sound spaces.
- 04/20/16Hot news
Kick Start Your Playing Skills
If you’re willing to commit an hour or so a day to your craft, you can improve your playing abilities appreciably.
- 04/18/16Hot news
A guide to mixing music - Part 84
This week we'll discuss a swaying technique which will allow you to easily create the illusion of lateral movement using reverb exclusively.
- 04/17/16Hot news
A guide to mixing music - Part 83
So far we have reviewed quite extensively the "classic" uses of reverb during mixdown, but I would now like to invite you to discover more exotic applications in the next couple of articles. These are obviously not techniques you should apply systematically on each song, but used wisely they can certainly spice up somewhat dull productions.
- 04/12/16Hot news
A guide to mixing music - Part 82
Last time, we saw how to recreate a realistic sound space with the three last buses of the setup I suggested to use when working with reverb. This week we'll address the concept of depth in a sound space, regardless of whether the latter is realistic or not.
- 04/03/16Hot news
A guide to mixing music - Part 81
In this new episode, I'll show you how to recreate a realistic sound space with the last three buses of the reverb setup we've been using in the last couple of weeks.
- 03/27/16Hot news
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.