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DIY Sound Effects - Create Cool Sound Effects With Special Techniques
If you produce podcasts or videos, adding sound effects can provide a whole new dimension to your production. While sound libraries and online EFX sites are convenient for finding effects, consider creating some of the effects yourself. If done well, it can add an original touch to the audio. Here’s a look at some basic ideas for creating your own…
An Interview With Legendary John Lennon and Aerosmith P… - Get Your Wings
Jack Douglas’s list of credits reads like a who’s who in the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame, and includes John Lennon, Aerosmith, Patti Smith, Alice Cooper, Cheap Trick, and many, many more. Not only is he a legendary producer, but also a talented bassist and composer. Audiofanzine had the chance to meet this legend while he was in Paris producing the…
Producing a Vocal Session - Part 2 - Help With Producing a Singer in the Studio
In part 1, we looked at mic choices, setup, and creating a monitor mix that’s comfortable for the singer. Here, we’ll delve into some producing techniques that will help you coax the best performance from the vocalist.
Producing a Vocal Session - Part 1 - How to Get the Best Results When Recording a Singer in Your Studio
Producing a singer for a vocal overdub session sounds like a pretty straightforward task, but to get good results, you not only need good engineering chops, but the ability to coax the best performance out of the vocalist. In part 1 of this 2-part article, we’ll focus on the technical aspects, and we’ll delve into the producing considerations in p…
Ableton’s Jesse Terry Talks Live, Push, and What’s Next - Pushing the Envelope
After its introduction in 2001, Ableton Live grew rapidly into a major force in the world of music production software. While many of its major competitors at the time were bogged down with legacy features, struggling to integrate new technology with old code, Live was newly written from the ground up. It offered a fresh approach, combining real-t…
Long-Distance Collaboration - Work Together Remotely via DAW File Sharing
Sharing tracks over the Internet makes it possible for musicians to work together remotely, whether they're around the corner from each other or around the world.
Steely Dan’s Producer Talks Recording, Mixing, and More - Gary Katz on Producing
During Steely Dan’s original incarnation, the band produced a string of classic albums that are admired equally for their smart and catchy songwriting, amazing musicianship, and state-of-the-art recording quality. Through that whole time, producer Gary Katz was a key member of the Steely Dan team, helping Donald Fagen and Walter Becker produce the…
Minimize Drum Bleed in Your Home Studio - Reduce or Eliminate Leakage When Tracking Drums and Other Instruments Together
So, you’ve got a band, you’ve got some recording gear, and you’re ready to start cutting your album in your home studio. If you’re recording with a drummer and you want to do a “live” basic-tracking session with the instruments playing together (rather than a layered overdubbing approach), you’re going to have some decisions to make in order to ke…
Phase – The Solutions - Everything about Phase Problems - Part 3
After having seen the theory and the cases where you could have phase issues, in this final installment we will see different ways to identify eventual problems. And we will also go through the various means you have at your disposal to remedy your phase headaches.
Phase — Practical Cases - Everything about Phase Problems - Part 2
After a simplified — but not simplistic — approach to the theoretical aspects of phase in our last article, today we will see in which cases you may find yourself having to deal with phase problems.