- 05/14/17Getting started
Recording drums - A matter of perspective - The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 33
Today I'd like to discuss with you something that goes beyond drums recording strictly speaking. Actually, what we'll see has probably more to do with the mixdown stage, but I think it's nevertheless useful to discuss it here, too: panorama. In other words: should you think about the drums from the listener's or the drummer's perspective?
- 05/11/17Getting started
Making the best of other's opinions of your mix - A guide to mixing music - Part 129
Last week we saw a listening method involving someone else, whose opinion we intentionally ignored. As useful as that approach might be, it doesn't spare you from having to actually consider the remarks and reactions of your Guinea pig, even if the person in question doesn't have anything to do with the professional music world. After all, your ...
- 05/09/17Getting started
Recording drums — First rough mix - The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 32
This time I invite you to review the current state of your drums recordings. And I'll begin with a consideration that goes beyond the instrument at hand...
Masterfully Done - An interview with renowned mastering engineer Greg Calbi
Greg Calbi has had quite a run as a mastering engineer — 43 years, to be precise — and he's still going strong. He’s mastered over 8,000 albums during that time, many of them classics.
- 05/04/17Getting started
A new look at your mix - A guide to mixing music - Part 128
Judging a mix objectively can be one of the hardest things ever. After all those hours working with a mix, it can be really hard to take a step back and judge it rightfully. And even more so for the regular home studio owner who not only wears the audio engineer hat, but usually also that of the composer, performer and producer. However, there i...
- 05/02/17Getting started
Recording the snare and kick at the same time - The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 31
In this new installment dedicated to drums recording I will reveal a technique that will allow you to spare one mic and one track when close miking the kick and snare.
- 04/27/17Getting started
Critical listening outside your studio - A guide to mixing music - Part 127
The home studio environment is usually pretty far from the ideal conditions of a commercial studio, so it's strongly advised to check your mixes outside of your work space. With that in mind, today's article will be dedicated to a "classic" way of approaching this critical listening stage "outdoors."
- 04/25/17Getting started
Recording drums — Kick drum mics - The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 30
Last installment dedicated to the kick drum from the chapter on recording drums. Up to now we have been focusing exclusively on our own audio clips, but I'm well aware that not everybody has access to the same mics we did at the studio where we tracked the drums. That's why today I intend to review the different alternatives available to close m...
- 04/23/17Getting started
First retouches - A guide to mixing music - Part 126
After having gone through the critical listening sessions under your normal working conditions, the time has come for some retouches. That's why today I will show you a method that ought to make your life easier at this stage.
Best of Musikmesse 2017 - The Top 10 of Musikmesse 2017
The Musikmesse 2017 in Frankfurt ended last week and it was a good occasion for the Audiofanzine team to try out new gear.