Recording & Mixing articles
A Guide to Re-Amping Techniques - How to Re-Amp
Re-amping is a technique that gained a lot of popularity in the last 15 years. The technique’s obvious advantages are numerous...
In the Studio with George Massenburg - Masterclass on Guitar, Vocals & Organ Recording with George Massenburg
The second part of the masterclass with George Massenburg is dedicated to vocals, guitar and organ miking. It is the perfect opportunity for George Massenburg to point out the advantages of recording a band live...
Mixing Rap Vocals – Part 2: EQ - Tips for Mixing Rap Vocals: EQ
I’ve read (too) many articles about mixing vocals. Cut 300Hz, boost 2kHz, compress 4:1, yada yada. Unfortunately these articles don’t actually give you any real resource – they simply speculate on generalities. What I’m going to give you is specific things to listen for and how to address them. This article will focus on EQ.
In The Studio with George Massenburg: Drums Recording - Masterclass with George Massenburg on Drums Recording
Face to face with George Massenburg on drums recording: ever dreamed about it? AudioFanzine and Jukebox Ltd. have made it real. We are very proud to bring you this video.
Quiz: Rate Your Audio Skills, Knowledge & Personality... - Audio Horoscope: insight into your mixing “character”
In order to help understand where you are in this overwhelming audio maze, I have put together a quiz to help rate your knowledge and personality type.
Tips for Mixing the Low End - How to Manage the Low End
Besides vocal mixing - I would say the most common question I read about on the internet is how to manage the low end. The kick and bass, or whatever else might be occupying that area, is the weight and power of a track. In addition, it's often the rhythmic backbone.
Editing: The Unsung Hero - Some Basic Editing Processes
My last article was on arrangement. This one is about editing. These two articles really both need to be read and absorbed to illustrate a greater point...
Mysteries of Dynamics Processing Revealed - All About Dynamics Processing
A dynamic processor is something that outputs a signal, where the level of the outgoing signal is based on the level of the incoming signal. In other words, a loud signal coming in will come out differently than a quiet signal coming in.
Exclusive Interview with Dave Pensado - World Class Mix Engineer Answers Some Questions
Dave pensado is a man who requires minimal introduction. He’s a world class mix engineer who’s worked on countless hit records. He’s also a teacher & mentor to an entire generation of successful mix engineers (including Jaycen Joshua, Ethan Willoughby, Ariel Chobaz & more).
Vocals Processing Tips: Part 2 - Composite Vocal Tracks, Compression, and Reverb
Hard disk recording techniques have affected every aspect of recording, including vocals. Although overdubbing vocals has been a common technique for years, today's programs let you do multiple tracks of vocals, and make a "composite" with all the best bits. We'll cover how to do that, then talk a bit about compression and reverb.