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- 10/11/15Getting started
How to Make Good Use of Presets - A guide to mixing music - Part 53
To close the chapter regarding dynamics processing once and for all, I'll give you my take on making good use of presets for this type of processors.
- 10/07/15Getting started
Ten Tips for Tracking - Helpful advice to make your recording sessions more efficient
Mixing gets the lion’s share of attention in how-to stories about the production process, but tracking —actually recording audio — is obviously quite important, too. It’s crucial to capture high-quality sound and to get the best performances from musicians and singers. To that end, here are ten tips to help your tracking sessions go better.
- 10/05/15Getting started
Expanders, De-essers, Limiters and Dynamic EQs - A guide to mixing music - Part 52
In this penultimate article dedicated to managing dynamics during mixdown, I'll briefly mention some other processing options sometimes used at this stage, as well as the reasons why I won't look into them in detail.
- 09/28/15Getting started
The Best Noise Gate Plug-Ins - A guide to mixing music - Part 51
There is plenty more to say about the possible uses of a noise gate, especially from a creative point of view. However, that would divert us from the subject at hand. Besides, by now, I hope you have all started to realize the potential of this type of processing and, as a consequence, your imagination can do the rest. So, as a sort of conclusio...
- 09/24/15Getting started
Ducking with a Noise Gate - A guide to mixing music - Part 50
This week we'll take a look at yet another technique specific to noise gates, namely ducking. Personally, it's not my cup of tea, but when you don't have the time for other solutions, it can really save your day — as long as you approach it with caution.
- 09/21/15Getting started
Studio on a Budget - How to put together a quality recording setup for under $500
While it may be as tough as ever to earn money with music, the bright side remains that it’s become much easier to build a recording studio based mostly around your computer — without spending a fortune. With an outlay of less than $500 (not including the computer, of course), you can set yourself up with a very capable studio.
- 09/17/15Getting started
Enhancing Percussive Elements with a Noise Gate - A guide to mixing music - Part 49
Today we'll see how to create a percussive instrument from scratch using an acoustic take.
[Video] Tap the Power of Melodyne Essential - How to fix pitch and timing with the most economical version of Melodyne
Melodyne Essential is the least expensive version of Celemony's acclaimed editing software, and though it doesn't have the same feature set of its big brother Melodyne Editor, it's nevertheless quite powerful if you need to correct pitch and adjust timing.
- 09/08/15Getting started
Improve Your Drum Tracks With a Noise Gate - A guide to mixing music - Part 48
This week I'll show you how to use a Noise Gate to significantly improve your drum tracks.
- 08/30/15Getting started
Getting Creative with a Noise Gate - A guide to mixing music - Part 47
Up to now we have only seen the more typical uses of a Noise Gate. Now we'll start looking into less obvious techniques that can make a gate much more interesting during mixdown.