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  • Recording a bass amp
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    Recording a bass amp - The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 52


    In the previous article, you saw how to direct record an electric bass. Although such recordings can be pretty good, they have a major drawback: lack of body. This can be a real problem when the production you are working on requires a fat foundation. So, if you wish to perk up your groove again, you need to use a more conventional way of recordin…

  • Summary of the main chapters
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    Summary of the main chapters - Guide to Mixing - Summary


    Have you just finished recording and editing the tracks of your masterpieces? That's great news! But you still have quite some work left to do before your songs are ready to be listened by other human beings. Now that you've got all the ingredients of your song, the time has come to move into the kitchen and start cooking things up.

  • Context and first resolution
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    Context and first resolution - Harmony Basics - Part 24


    In the last article, we saw consonances and dissonances according to our Western point of view, as well as the alternation that governs their use. In the present article you will see how to lead these dissonances towards consonances, respecting the alternation in question.

  • Direct recording a bass guitar
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    Direct recording a bass guitar - The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 51


    After two articles dealing with the pre-requisites for any bass recording worthy of the name, today we will dive into the heart of the matter with the direct recording of a bass guitar.

  • A final word
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    A final word - A guide to mixing music - Part 147


    The time has come to put an end to this series of articles dedicated to the art of mixing. In this installment, which is unlike any other so far for obvious reasons, I invite you to take a look behind the scenes followed by a very personal "best of." But what would you say if we have a musical interlude first?

  • Recording bass guitar - Prerequisites (Part 2)
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    Recording bass guitar - Prerequisites (Part 2) - The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 50


    In the first installment of this chapter dedicated to the recording of bass guitar, you saw the impact the instrument itself can have on the overall result. But there's much more to consider before pressing the Rec button! Today we'll see the how different ways of playing the bass affect the end result.

  • Give it a twist
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    Give it a twist - A guide to mixing music - Part 146


    For this penultimate episode, I will show you some tricks that might end up disrupting your daily routine and spicing up your mixes. This article is obviously addressed to people having already some experience and who wish to break away from their habits and explore new horizons. If that's not your case, I recommend you to work in a more "traditio…

  • Recording bass guitar - Prerequisites (Part 1)
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    Recording bass guitar - Prerequisites (Part 1) - The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 49


    After the chapter dedicated to drums, it seems natural to continue with the second most important element of groove: the bass guitar. To begin this section I would really like to stress a notion I've been mentioning ever since we started this recording series: working at the source.

  • Serendipity
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    Serendipity - A guide to mixing music - Part 145


    Today I ask you to join me in this somewhat particular article where I'll discuss something that's a bit off topic but you nevertheless ought to always bear in mind: accidents in the context of music creation.

  • Life-saving shortcuts
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    Life-saving shortcuts - The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 48


    In the previous article we looked at some technical solutions that can ease the life of lone home studio owners. Mobile apps, MIDI pedalboards and wireless keyboards can prove very useful, as long as you know what functionalities you actually need when recording on your own. Something that depends on your personal working habits, which I would ver…