Sound Techniques feature articles
- 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...
- 03/16/17Getting started
Recording drums — Last advice on overheads - The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 25
This installment is the last one dedicated to overheads. Yes, I know four articles discussing that topic exclusively seems like a lot. But I insist, the overall result of a drum kit recording depends largely on the overheads, so it makes sense to take all necessary precautions, doesn't it? Here is some last advice to help you on the quest to get...
- 03/14/17Getting started
Last advice on automation - Part 2 - A guide to mixing music - Part 120
Today I'll give you some final recommendations regarding automation.
- 03/12/17Getting started
Recording drums — Overheads and the A-B technique - The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 24
After having seen the ORTF, XY and M/S techniques, we'll look now into two other methods to record drum overheads.
- 03/05/17Getting started
Last advice on automation - Part 1 - A guide to mixing music - Part 119
To close the chapter on automation I'll start listing today some advice and remarks I haven't mentioned before, but which I nevertheless deem important and useful.
- 03/02/17Getting started
Recording drums — Overheads: the XY and M/S techniques - The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 23
As I told you last week, there are several techniques to record the incredibly important drum overheads stereo track. We already saw the ORTF method and today we'll dive into the XY and M/S techniques.
From Violins to Ableton - An interview with producer and Live expert Laura Escudé
Laura Escudé, who performs under the name "Alluxe," has built a successful and eclectic career in the music world as a producer, performer, and programmer. An expert in Ableton Live—she was Ableton’s first West Coast Product Specialist and one of the first Certified in the world. Escudé is frequently hired by touring musicians to design and prog...
- 02/26/17Getting started
The traps of automation - Glitches and clicks - A guide to mixing music - Part 118
Today I'll write the second part of our brief compilation of the most common mistakes and issues when dealing with automation.
- 02/21/17Getting started
Recording drums — Overheads and the ORTF technique - The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 22
This week we'll focus on, in my opinion, the most important track when it comes to recording drums: overheads.
- 02/19/17Getting started
The traps of automation - Part 1 - A guide to mixing music - Part 117
As we've seen in the past weeks, automation is no rocket science or black magic. However, when it comes to putting it all into practice there are some pitfalls you should try to avoid. Here's a brief compilation of the most common mistakes and issues.