Major and Minor Modes - Harmony Basics - Part 2
Today we'll dive into the heart of the matter and tackle the different modes, major and minor (natural, melodic and harmonic), as well as the relative scales.
Periphery’s bassist/producer on recording drums, EQing,… - Tracking and Mixing with Nolly
Adam “Nolly” Getgood is more than just the bass player in the progressive metal band Periphery. He's also a producer and engineer with an extremely intelligent approach to recording, and he played a major role in the production of the band’s two most recent albums.
Don't Let it Bleed - A guide to mixing music - Part 45
Today we'll talk about the phenomenon of mic bleed, and how it can cause difficulties during a mix.
Sonar 2015 Platinum Review - Recording Studio for Lease
It's been more than a year and a half since Sonar X3 came out and, keeping up with the usual update schedule, the newest version was launched last January.
Classic synth emulations that won't cost you a dime - 5 Free Vintage Synth Plug-Ins
You often hear that a $1,000 laptop today has the power of a billion dollars worth of computer equipment from 50 years ago. Likewise, the equivalent of thousands of dollars of vintage synthesizer gear often exists in the form of a low-cost or even freeware plug-in. To say it’s a beautiful time to be a computer musician would be an understatement.
A review of Positive Grid Bias FX Professional modeling… - Amps and Effects on the Grid
The competition in the amp-and-effects modeling market is fierce, and there is no shortage of excellent products. Positive Grid, which established itself on the iOS side with JamUp and JamUp Pro, and then moved into the Mac/PC world with Bias Desktop, now has released Bias FX, an amp and effects modeling application that has versions for both your…
Setting the Gate - A guide to mixing music - Part 44
Now that we've seen the main parameters of a Noise Gate, let's move on to the practical side, starting with its most traditional use: suppressing noise.
Preserve Your Music! - Strategies for archiving your session files and mixes for the long haul
Back in the days of analog tape, archiving multitrack sessions was not an easy task. You needed a place to store the bulky tape reels, and if you didn’t “bake” the tapes to get the moisture out of them, they would deteriorate over ten or so years.
A review of the UAD AKG BX 20 spring reverb plug-in - Spring Has Sprung
When you think of spring reverb, the sound that probably comes to mind is the “boingy” one associated with guitar amps. For mixing sources like vocals, drums and pianos, you probably wouldn't consider a spring reverb. But the AKG BX 20, which was just released in Universal Audio’s UAD v8.3 software, might just change your mind.
Play It By the Rules - The Loudness War ─ Part 9
In this new installment we'll continue discussing the consequences of volume on music, sound and human ears.