Getting Started feature articles
Setting Up Your Mixer To Record Your DJ Mixes - Recording Your DJ Sessions - Part 1
Recording yourself whenever you mix is an excellent habit that will allow you to learn and grow your DJ skills. Listening to your mixes later with a clear head allows you to put things into perspective, which is certainly impossible to do when you are in the middle of a set!
Organize Your DAW Files to Work Better and Faster - Spend More Time Making Music instead of Fighting your DAW
As a home-recording musician, you have to wear many hats. You’re the talent, the engineer, the producer, the mix engineer, and often even the mastering engineer (not to mention the studio manager and the clean-up crew). Because you’re handling so many tasks, the more organized your workflow, the more efficient you’ll be.
We Look at the Foremost Notation Programs - The Top Notation Software
While it's true that staff paper sheets and notebooks haven't disappeared yet, we must also admit that computers have made the task of composers and songwriters simpler by giving them the possibility to easily edit their scores and play them in real time. Plus, they allow them to save thousands of pages in ever more compact media. We asked the Aud…
Producing A Big Rock Drum Sound - How To Get A Big Drum Sound- Part 1
After guitar and bass, the time has come to focus on how to get a big drum sound. A subject matter so vast that we will need at least three articles to cover the basics.
Organize Your Tracks for Faster Mixing - Prepare Your Tracks for Mixdown
Some musicians and producers do a lot of their mixing while they’re tracking, whereas others set everything back to zero at the end of tracking, and start their mix from scratch.
Heavy Guitar Sound Basics - How To Get A Metal Guitar Sound
Due to its violent nature, heavy metal needs a particularly polished guitar sound or it might become unintelligible. Here are several tips to achieve a heavy and accurate sound at the same time.
Clean Up Your Vocal Tracks - Editing Techniques That Help Remove Imperfections From Sung or Spoken-Voice Recordings
You may have already utilized the editing features in your DAW to make vocal comps and move individual words or lines around in time, but you can also use them to get rid of, or minimize, the sonic glitches that are typically found on vocal tracks.
You Can Get Great Sounds When You Go Direct - Strategies for DI Guitar Recording
If you polled a group of engineers and producers, asking them what’s the best way to record electric guitar, probably 99% of them would say by miking an amp — preferably a tube amp that’s turned up really loud.
Understanding Audiobus - A Tool for Using Multiple Audio Apps Simultaneously
Audio apps for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch are more powerful than ever, but imagine what you could do if you could use your apps together in the same session?
How To Get a Punchy Drum Sound - PureMix Video On Mixing Drums
In this new PureMix video, sound engineer Ben Lindell shows you how to use your audio processing plug-ins to mix drums giving them more substance and presence.