Sound Techniques articles
- 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.
- 02/14/17Getting started
Recording drums — Mono Room - The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 21
In this episode we'll start discussing the recording of drums with what is usually called the Mono Room track, which is much more important than it seems...
- 02/12/17Getting started
Handling intro-verse-chorus transitions with automation - A guide to mixing music - Part 116
With this article I'll close the automation "tips and tricks" chapter by approaching it from a song structure point of view. This time we'll deal with how to put together different puzzle pieces like the intro, the verses, the choruses, the bridges, the solos, the outro, etc.
- 02/08/17Getting started
Recording drums — Introduction - The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 20
Today we'll begin discussing a topic that will take us several weeks to cover: recording drums.
For the Joy of It - An interview with legendary producer/engineer Ed Cherney
Talk about an impressive career—Ed Cherney has produced or engineered a veritable who’s who of iconic musicians including Bonnie Raitt, Eric Clapton, Iggy Pop, The Rolling Stones, Buddy Guy, Bob Dylan, Ry Cooder and countless others.
- 01/29/17Getting started
Highlighting background instruments - A guide to mixing music - Part 115
Today I invite you to join me in discovering some automation techniques that take advantage of our animal instincts to give some background life to your music.