Instinct and automation - A guide to mixing music - Part 113Learning
Today we'll look into a concept that's relatively simple to understand and which will be of a lot of help when you automate your mixes.
Automation - A case study, looking into the details - A guide to mixing music - Part 112Learning
Last week Yours Truly had the boldness of giving you some homework: to analyze the mix of "The Look" from an automation point of view. This week it is my turn to do the honors.
Automation - A case study - A guide to mixing music - Part 111Learning
In my opinion, automation is at the core of a well-accomplished mix. And yet, as I have pointed out numerous times, this stage is often neglected by beginners, most certainly due to a lack of underst…
Automating the star of your mix - A guide to mixing music - Part 110Learning
Today we'll see how to automate the most important track of your mix. This is usually the vocal track, but it might as well be a solo instrument. The true star of your song deserves special attention…
A top producer/engineer on technique, gear and recordin… - Talking Shop with Dave O'DonnellLearning
What do Keith Richards, James Taylor, Katy Perry, John Mayer and Eric Clapton have in common? They’ve all had albums produced, mixed, or engineered by Dave O’Donnell. A native of upstate New York, Da…
How to automate your mix - A guide to mixing music - Part 109Learning
Up to now we've seen automation from a relatively theoretical point of view. That's all very nice, but the time has come to really take the plunge. And that's when the questions start to arise: how s…
A guide to mixing music - Part 108 - The levers for artistic automationLearning
Today we'll look at the parameters better suited for artistic automation.
Acoustic treatment for a home studio - Setting Up Your Home Studio - Part 5Learning
Having a soundproof home studio is very nice. But that's far from enough to make a room ideal to record and mix music. Enter acoustic treatment.
Artistic automation or what you can learn from movies - A guide to mixing music - Part 107Learning
So, what can you learn from the movie analogy from last week? That's what we are about to see right this moment!
Artistic automation - A guide to mixing music - Part 106Learning
After having discussed the functional aspect of automation, it's time to look at it from an artistic point of view.
Alternatives to functional automation - A guide to mixing music - Part 105Learning
The smartest among you might have realized, after reading the previous article, that most of the problems addressed with functional automation can be solved in other ways, which is something we'll lo…
Functional automation - A guide to mixing music - Part 104Learning
After addressing the "whys" of automation last week it's only logical that we start looking into the "hows" this week.
Introduction to automation - A guide to mixing music - Part 103Learning
If you were to have the chance to look at the mix session of a commercial song you'd be more surprised by the sheer exuberance of automation lines than by the number of plug-ins used. However, most b…
Andrew Scheps talks compression, plug-ins, panning, EQ … - Mixing in Parallel (Part 2)Learning
Welcome to Part 2 of our interview with renowned mix engineer Andrew Scheps. This time around, Scheps offers more details on his mixing techniques, and talks about why he transitioned away from his p…
A guide to mixing music - Part 102 - Questions to ask yourself before moving onLearning
Darn, is this series dedicated to mixdown long! But remember that Rome wasn't built in a day! Learning a new craft, regardless of what it is, demands a lot of time. That's the way it is, I can't help…