Attack and Release in a Compressor - A guide to mixing music - Part 29Learning
In this installment, I'll show you a way to set a compressor that helps you understand what each parameter does. This method is by no means the ultimate solution, however it ought to help you grasp t…
Understanding Compressor Parameters - A guide to mixing music - Part 28Learning
Now that we've discussed the possible uses for compression, let's take a look at the way a compressor works. To do that, I'll explain to you, in a theoretical way, the different parameters commonly f…
Why We Compress - A guide to mixing music - Part 27Learning
In this second installment dedicated to dynamics processing during mixdown, we'll take some time to discuss the whys before moving on to the hows.
Dynamics Processing 101 - A guide to mixing music - Part 26Learning
This week we'll tackle dynamics processing during mixdown, a very thorny subject if there ever was one...To approach the topic in the best way possible, it's useful to begin with a quick rundown of t…
Which Comes First? - A guide to mixing music - Part 25Learning
Before we tackle the next major section of this series ─ dynamics ─ let's diverge briefly to take stock of where we are in the process, and cover an important issue involving effect-chain order.
11 Studio Errors to Avoid - Steer clear of these common studio mistakesLearning
Learning by your mistakes is definitely an effective method, but it’s not a lot of fun. In this article, we’ll talk about some common mistakes that are made by home recordists and how to avoid them. …
EQing Tools of the Trade - A guide to mixing music - Part 24Learning
Now that we have analyzed EQing during mixdown, let's talk a bit about the tools capable of carrying out the task.
Darrell Thorp just won 3 Grammys for engineering Beck’s… - Engineer with the Grammy-Winning TouchLearning
Darrell Thorp is no stranger to Grammy awards. In previous years he won for albums with Radiohead, OutKast and Switchfoot. Last year he garnered a Latin Grammy for his work with Molotov. Still he was…
A Matter of Perspective - A guide to mixing music - Part 23Learning
In this week's installment, we'll continue our focus on EQing during mixdown, with some additional tips and advice.
Trust Your Ears - A guide to mixing music - Part 22Learning
To close this chapter dedicated to EQing during mixdown, I'll give you some tips and tricks that ought to help you adopt better habits.
Create Space and Depth with EQ - A guide to mixing music - Part 21Learning
Contrary to popular belief, panning and ambience are not the only tools to use for adjusting the location of a track in the sound field of a mix. We are about to see that the sensations of space and …
A multitalented producer/engineer who masters all his p… - Joey Sturgis Has it CoveredLearning
For bands on the alternative metal scene who have an album to record, Joey Sturgis is the closest thing to a one-stop shop. He’s a producer, songwriter, guitarist, as well as a tracking, mixing and …
And There Was Color - A guide to mixing music - Part 20Learning
In this episode we'll discuss a pretty subjective application of EQing, namely, coloration.
Lifting the Mask - A guide to mixing music - Part 19Learning
Today we'll deal with frequency masking ─ what is it actually, and how can we solve it?
If it Ain't Broke, Don't Fix it - A guide to mixing music - Part 18Learning
In this installment, we'll do a quick review on how to deal with the rest of the mid frequencies and the high end. Why a "quick" review? Well, because there are no systematic rules this time around a…