Recording & Mixing news
- 05/30/12Hot news
Sidechained Processors Can Give a Variety of Special Effects
Sidechaining has been around for years; this is the process of using one signal to control another. A couple classic examples are using a kick drum to gate a bass part, or doing de-essing - isolating the high sibilant frequencies from a vocal, and using those to trigger compression so that the sibilants come down in volume.
- 05/09/12Hot news
Identify and remove obstacles that get in the way of great recordings
Why is it so hard to get tracks that kill? Mixes that scream with emotional impact--music that holds up to the work of the masters of our craft?
- 04/19/12Hot news
Tips for Mixing Rap Vocals: Compression
Time for the third installment of the Mixing Rap Vocals series: Compression.
Tips for Mixing Toward Loudness
Some people want their music really loud, and there’s nothing wrong with that. If loudness is part of their aesthetic and the audience likes it, then I say let’s go for it. In order to deliver the most musically effective loudness, that goal must have been addressed in the mixing process, but not as directly as you might think.
Tips for Effective Buss Compression
Buss compression is certainly not a new concept, however, it is an effective and reliable engineering tool and its basic principles are vital considering you are affecting multiple voices.
Exclusive Interview with Chris Lord Alge
World reknowned mixer/producer Chris Lord-Alge granted Audiofanzine an exclusive interview. The man behind Green Day, Paramore, Deftones, Madonna, Tina Turner, James Brown, among others, shared his working methods and ethics from his studio in Tarzana. Let’s see what the master has to say.
Masterclass with George Massenburg on different topics related to music production
"Coloring the sound? That's bullshit"! ...according to George Massenburg, one of the best regarded sound engineers in the world. And he has plenty more to say, as you can learn in the sixth and final part of the studio report we dedicated to George Massenburg.
Masterclass with George Massenburg on Different Topics Related to Music Production
In this next-to-last part of our video series dedicated to George Massenburg, he shares with us his opinion on headphones and goes on to describe the role of the producer in a recording session.
Masterclass with George Massenburg on different topics related to recording a band
After a tour around the studio, George Massenburg takes us into the control room to share with us some of his choices and habits at work. And it's fascinating!
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...