Recording & Mixing news
- 02/17/13Hot news
Fix Vocal Pitch Without Nasty Correction Artifacts
The critics are right: pitch correction can suck all the life out of vocals. I proved this to myself accidentally when working on some background vocals.
- 02/04/13Hot news
Layered Vocals Sound Tighter and Cleaner with these Techniques
Layering vocals is a common technique to thicken a vocal part, whether applied to a solo voice or to a massed group of backing vocals. However, there are certain considerations with layered vocals that don’t apply to single vocals, as layered vocals need to have a coherent, solid vibe.
- 01/16/13Hot news
Get a good mix with headphones
Mixing with Headphones can be a viable option to achieving great mixes. Although it’s always recommended to use high quality monitor speakers, sometimes they aren’t a viable option. It may be late at night, you may be tweaking a mix in the car, or on a train, or late at night in your quiet neighborhood. In some aspects they are better than conve...
- 01/06/13Hot news
How to avoid ground loops
There are a few different reasons why a musician might wish to use multiple amplifiers as part of their rig.
- 12/23/12Hot news
Mixing your drums Part 3 : the toms
Toms are an interesting part of the kit that often add flare and excitement to a drum track, just look at the intro to Enter Sandman by Metallica, or the fill before the chorus of Africa by Toto. They are probably also the area of the drum kit that will give you the most grief. Lets dive straight in and take a look at some useful ways to get tho...
- 12/09/12Hot news
Mixing your drums Part 2 : the snare
Next to the Kick Drum, the Snare Drum is the most important component of the Drum Kit. So its paramount that we get it to sound as good as its potential.
- 12/02/12Hot news
Mixing your drums Part 1 : the kick
In most Genre’s the Kick Drum will be the Low End foundation of the song. So really we should treat it with respect and try and get the best out of it while mixing. If you have recorded the Kick Drum well then you have a much easier time ahead, but we still want to give it the old “Spit ‘n’ Polish”.
- 11/21/12Hot news
Gain without pain: giving the guitar cabinets their own space
For recording guitarists, one benefit of a head-and-stack configuration over a combo is that you can separate the amplifier from the speaker cabinet and run a long cable between the two.
- 11/11/12Hot news
How to get the levels "just right"
One of the questions that I get asked fairly often by neophyte recording enthusiasts is "how hot should I record?" The amount of signal you record per track can have an effect on not only the sound of that individual track, but on the overall mix of all tracks as well. There are definitely some misconceptions floating around out there in terms o...
- 11/07/12Hot news
How to Mix a Bass Guitar
A good bass line, played on a good bass, can be made into a great Bass track. But you need to know your way around your Bass Guitar Processing. Lets take a look at giving your bass that extra little something.