Sound Techniques feature articles
- 04/25/16Getting started
Reverb Tools of the Trade - A guide to mixing music - Part 85
Today we'll close the chapter on reverb with one last suggestion and a short list of plug-ins I personally like to use when working with sound spaces.
- 04/18/16Getting started
Lateral Movement with Reverb - A guide to mixing music - Part 84
This week we'll discuss a swaying technique which will allow you to easily create the illusion of lateral movement using reverb exclusively.
- 04/17/16Getting started
Responsive Reverb - A guide to mixing music - Part 83
So far we have reviewed quite extensively the "classic" uses of reverb during mixdown, but I would now like to invite you to discover more exotic applications in the next couple of articles. These are obviously not techniques you should apply systematically on each song, but used wisely they can certainly spice up somewhat dull productions.
Fab Four Gear! - We interview the author of "Beatles Gear: The Ultimate Edition"
Did you know that John Lennon’s first guitar was a Gallotone Champion acoustic that he ordered from a catalog, or that George Harrison played a Framus Hootenanny 12-string on “Help," or that Ringo started playing a Ludwig Downbeat drum kit in 1963? You would if you read Andy Babiuk’s book, “Beatles Gear, The Ultimate Edition,” which chronicles t...
- 04/12/16Getting started
Unreal Soundscapes - A guide to mixing music - Part 82
Last time, we saw how to recreate a realistic sound space with the three last buses of the setup I suggested to use when working with reverb. This week we'll address the concept of depth in a sound space, regardless of whether the latter is realistic or not.
- 04/03/16Getting started
How to Adjust Depth with Reverb - A guide to mixing music - Part 81
In this new episode, I'll show you how to recreate a realistic sound space with the last three buses of the reverb setup we've been using in the last couple of weeks.
The Wizard of Compression - Award-winning mixer Michael Brauer talks techniques, gear and more
An eight-time Grammy-award winner, engineer Michael Brauer has put his magic mixing touch on albums for Coldplay, John Mayer, and the Dave Matthews Band among many others. He is known for his unique compression technique, often referred to as “Brauerizing.”
- 03/27/16Getting started
Glue It Down with Reverb - A guide to mixing music - Part 80
Today I'll focus on the sixth bus of my personal reverb mixing setup. As I told you before, this bus is aimed at producing the so-called "glue" effect. In other words, the more or less signal you send from each of the tracks towards this bus, the more coherent the overall mix should sound.
- 03/24/16Getting started
How to Know When Your Mix is Finished - 5 questions to ask yourself to determine if your mix is ready to go
Top mix engineers will tell you that they instinctively know when they're finished with a mix. But for those of us who haven’t reached that level yet, it’s usually hard to have that kind of certainty. Here are some questions to ask yourself to help you determine if your mix is ready for prime time.
- 03/19/16Getting started
Choosing Reverb Sounds - A guide to mixing music - Part 79
Today we'll follow up on the previous article by discussing the presets for five of the nine reverb buses of the template I proposed.