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A Video Tour of Ocean Way Recording - The gear, the history and more from a legendary studio
We recently had the privilege of an in-depth tour of Ocean Way Recording in Hollywood, and we just happened to bring along our video gear...
Zen and Now - The Mixerman Interview - Talking recording with producer, engineer and author, Mixerman
When it comes to the world of recording, Mixerman has a lot to say and the cred to back it up. He’s a producer and mixer whose credits include Ben Harper, Lifehouse, Amy Grant, Pete Murray, and many others.
The EQing Primer - A guide to mixing music - Part 14
Today we'll begin to address equalization. But be warned: We'll linger here quite a bit, considering that the EQ is the ultimate mixing tool.
On the Level - A guide to mixing music - Part 13
Now that we've dealt with panning in our rough mix, it's time to address the levels. The goal is simply to find a basic balance that allows you to hear each element as clearly as possible, in accordance with your vision of the sonic puzzle.
DAW Tips for Tracking - Advice to make recording in your DAW more productive
Your DAW is a powerful piece of software, and the more you can take advantage of its capabilities, the better your results will be. In this article, we offer up an assortment of DAW-related tips to help you get the most from the tracking process.
Left, Right and Center - A guide to mixing music - Part 12
As mentioned in the last installment, we'll start the rough mix by panning the different elements of the mix. To do that, I recommend you an incredibly effective game I discovered several years ago thanks to a sound engineer friend of mine. Romano, if you are reading these lines, thank you again for this find!
Black Friday 2014: All the Deals - All Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales
For this new Black Friday / Cyber Monday sale, Audiofanzine lists all the special deals available at audio gear manufacturers and sound library, audio plug-in and virtual instrument developers for making great music a lower prices.
Alan Parsons Talks Recording - Studio tips, techniques and wisdom from a producer, engineer and musician who’s seen it all
Alan Parsons' career is as impressive as it is long. He got his start as an assistant engineer at the legendary Abbey Road Studios in London...
Create a Rough Mix - A guide to mixing music - Part 11
In the last installment, I gave you an overview of the mixing method I'll be presenting in the upcoming articles. In that workflow, one of the first things you need to do is create a rough mix, and in this article, we'll focus on doing just that.
A Method to Your Mixing - A guide to mixing music - Part 10
This time, I will give you an overview of the mixing method we will follow in the coming weeks. I don't intend it to be "The Method," since there are lots of other ones that are just as valid. However, I think this way of doing things will give you a solid foundation for you to develop your own method.