- 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.
- 04/17/17Getting started
Tools to make critical listening easier - A guide to mixing music - Part 125
Today I'll suggest a non-exhaustive list of tools that can make your life easier during the critical listening sessions of your mixes in your home studio.
- 04/12/17Getting started
Recording drums — Aligning the kick drum tracks - The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 29
Second kick drum installment from the chapter dedicated to recording drums.
- 04/09/17Getting started
Comparative A/B listening - A guide to mixing music - Part 124
This time we will look at a very specific way of listening to your mix: comparative A/B listening. I cannot recommend you enough this method – it's hands down the most important way to listen to your mixes in a home studio.
- 04/04/17Getting started
Recording drums — The kick drum (Part 1) - The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 28
After having looked at the snare drum, we will focus today on how to close mic a kick drum.
- 04/02/17Getting started
Critical listening in a home studio - A guide to mixing music - Part 123
Chronologically speaking, the critical listening stage is divided into two phases for any home studio enthusiast: the first one under his/her usual working conditions and the second one outdoors. This week we will review different listening methods that will help you understand better the first of these phases.