Recording & Mixing feature articles
- 04/23/17Getting started
First retouches - A guide to mixing music - Part 126
After having gone through the critical listening sessions under your normal working conditions, the time has come for some retouches. That's why today I will show you a method that ought to make your life easier at this stage.
- 04/17/17Getting started
Tools to make critical listening easier - A guide to mixing music - Part 125
Today I'll suggest a non-exhaustive list of tools that can make your life easier during the critical listening sessions of your mixes in your home studio.
- 04/12/17Getting started
Recording drums — Aligning the kick drum tracks - The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 29
Second kick drum installment from the chapter dedicated to recording drums.
- 04/09/17Getting started
Comparative A/B listening - A guide to mixing music - Part 124
This time we will look at a very specific way of listening to your mix: comparative A/B listening. I cannot recommend you enough this method – it's hands down the most important way to listen to your mixes in a home studio.
- 04/04/17Getting started
Recording drums — The kick drum (Part 1) - The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 28
After having looked at the snare drum, we will focus today on how to close mic a kick drum.
- 04/02/17Getting started
Critical listening in a home studio - A guide to mixing music - Part 123
Chronologically speaking, the critical listening stage is divided into two phases for any home studio enthusiast: the first one under his/her usual working conditions and the second one outdoors. This week we will review different listening methods that will help you understand better the first of these phases.
- 03/29/17Getting started
Recording drums — The snare drum (Part 2) - The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 27
In the previous episode we saw the ABC of close miking a snare drum. Today we'll take it a step further...
- 03/27/17Getting started
Things to consider during critical listening - A guide to mixing music - Part 122
In order to approach the critical listening sessions seriously, here are a couple of things you might want to ask yourself while at it. You should focus mainly on two aspects, which I recommend you take on one after the other, so you don't get distracted.
- 03/24/17Getting started
Recording drums — The snare drum (Part 1) - The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 26
Now that we've covered the Mono Room and Overheads tracks, the time has come for us to tackle the recording of the different elements of the drum kit with the close miking technique. We'll start this week with the snare drum.
- 03/20/17Getting started
The hour of truth for your mix - A guide to mixing music - Part 121
Dear friends, I know the closer we come to the end the more impatient you get. What do we have left after the delicate automation phase? Well, quite a few things and not particularly easy ones. In the coming weeks we'll look at different methods of listening that ought to help you judge better your mixes. This will help you give the finishing to...