Studio & Home Studio articles
- 02/07/15Getting started
Create Space and Depth with EQ - A guide to mixing music - Part 21
Contrary to popular belief, panning and ambience are not the only tools to use for adjusting the location of a track in the sound field of a mix. We are about to see that the sensations of space and depth can be addressed right from the EQing stage.
- 02/01/15Getting started
And There Was Color - A guide to mixing music - Part 20
In this episode we'll discuss a pretty subjective application of EQing, namely, coloration.
- 01/26/15Getting started
Lifting the Mask - A guide to mixing music - Part 19
Today we'll deal with frequency masking ─ what is it actually, and how can we solve it?
- 01/17/15Getting started
If it Ain't Broke, Don't Fix it - A guide to mixing music - Part 18
In this installment, we'll do a quick review on how to deal with the rest of the mid frequencies and the high end. Why a "quick" review? Well, because there are no systematic rules this time around and, especially, because we can make better use of these frequency bands in the second EQing stage, later on.
- 01/13/15Getting started
Plug-ins, Key Features, and Free Trials - How to choose a DAW that meets your needs – Part 2
In part 1 we covered technical requirements, pricing and versions, and copy protection. In part 2, we’ll discuss plug-ins and plug-in formats, talk about some key features that could influence which DAW you choose, and look at options for demoing DAWs before buying.
- 01/10/15Getting started
Into the Gray Zone - A guide to mixing music - Part 17
After cleaning up the low end, let's move on to the low/mids. You probably noticed that I wrote "low/mids" and not "low-mids". Why, you ask? Because we will be addressing frequencies between 100 Hz and 500 Hz, which is somewhere in between the lows and low-mids, as they are generally defined.
- 01/08/15Getting started
Finding Your DAW - How to choose a DAW that meets your needs - Part 1
If you’re new to the world of digital audio workstations (DAWs), or just thinking of switching to a different one, this two-part article will help you decide which one is best suited for you. This is not a feature comparison of the DAWs on the market, but rather advice on how to evaluate them.
- 01/05/15Getting started
Cleaning Up the Low End - A guide to mixing music - Part 16
In this installment, we'll continue our focus on EQ, looking at how to clear out unneeded clutter in the low end of the frequency spectrum.
- 12/28/14Getting started
Trim it Down - A guide to mixing music - Part 15
In this second installment dedicated to using an EQ during mixdown, I'll let you in on another "secret" and then we'll see where to actually start working...
Control and Routing - PreSonus Monitor Station v2 Review
There's not much to choose from in the "advanced" desktop monitor controller world ─ meaning controllers that are more than just a volume knob ─ for about $300: Mackie and PreSonus, with their Big Knob and Monitor Station, respectively, have been competing for the market for some years now. So, when one of them updated its controller, we wanted ...