Arranging Tips - How to Give Your Songs More Impact
Songwriting and performance are crucial ingredients for producing a great song. Another is the arrangement. That is, deciding which instrument and vocal parts will be in a song, and where they'll com…
How to get the best results when you record vocals - 12 Tips for Better Vocal Tracks
No matter the genre, a lead vocal track is always the focal point of a song. As a result, you should approach recording vocals with forethought and planning. If you want the best results, you need to…
Interview with Haydn Bendall (Kate Bush, Massive Attack… -
His name may not ring a bell to you, but you already have heard something recorded, mixed or produced by him. With a career over 5 decades, Haydn Bendall managed to develop his numerous talents in ma…
AUDIO RECORDING - ultimate guide (100 episodes) - Or how to become a pro sound engineer ;)
Once the mastering series is finished and now that the mixing guide is (finally!) arriving the end, it's only natural that Audiofanzine asked me to extend this tale told backwards with a new series d…
MIXING IN A HOME STUDIO - ultimate guide (150 episodes) - A Guide To Mixing Music
Given the good response our "Mastering at Home" series received, yours truly has put himself to the task of doing a similar guide dedicated to recording and mixing.
HOME MASTERING - ultimate guide (22 episodes) - Become a master in mastering. In your bedroom.
After more than 20 weeks, the time has finally come for the last installment in our series dedicated to mastering at home. Today we won't be making any miraculous revelations. Instead, we'll give you…
THE LOUDNESS WAR (12 episodes) - Why and how levels are always higher. And how to fix this madness.
Volume, more volume! Yes, but at what price? This series of articles will review the origins of the volume race, the physical considerations, new standards and tools, and their impact on public healt…
SOUND SYNTHESIS & SOUND DESIGN (30 episodes) - Make Jean-Michel Jarre sound like a beginner
Throughout history, humans all around the globe have never stopped diversifying the uses of music ─ ritual, recreational, intellectual, etc. ─ and have produced it using their voices and bodies or th…
MUSIC THEORY - ultimate guide (68 episodes) - It All Starts with Twelve Notes...
I know for certain that there are many talented musicians among you, even though the theoretical side of music has always put you off. Some others might have a classical education, but dropped music …
HOW TO EXTRACT VOCALS FROM A SONG - Unmixing a cake is not a piece of cake. But extracting vocals is.
You've probably dreamed about removing or isolating vocals or instruments from a record to get a single vocal line or sample an instrumental loop. However, is this even possible?