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  • The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 88
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    The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 88

    08/07/18 in Getting Started

    Second installment dedicated to the things to do to prepare better for a recording session. Once again, certain things I'll write here might seem statements of the obvious for some of you. That said, I'm the kind who thinks that if something goes without saying, it always goes better if you actually say it.

  • The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 87
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    The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 87

    07/29/18 in Getting Started

    Today we'll see how you can look after the singer during a recording session. Do note that for the sake of simplification, whenever I write "singer" in this chapter I will be referring generically to any person who sings, raps, slams, etc.

  • The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 84
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    The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 84

    07/08/18 in Getting Started

    Second part of this brief interlude dedicated to dialog within the framework of a record production. Last week I probably put the cart before the horse and this article should've certainly been published before, but inspiration wanted it to be another way. Anyway, as the old saying goes: better late than never.

  • The top brands for acoustic drums
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    The top brands for acoustic drums

    12/28/17 in Getting Started

    Even drummers have the right to be polled! That's right, instead of picking on drummers, this time we decided to let them pick their favorite drum brands! The idea was to try to find out which is the most mythical acoustic drums brand for the Audiofanzine community.

  • The best audio plug-ins for mixing
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    The best audio plug-ins for mixing

    06/05/17 in Getting Started

    From the first editing click to the last automation, mixing is a passionate and arduous job. That's why we decided to write this article to discuss some tools that can make your life much easier and/or expand your horizons.

  • Mini-effects pedals make configuring your pedalboard a whole new ballgame
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    Mini-effects pedals make configuring your pedalboard a whole new ballgame

    06/23/16 in Getting Started

    One of the great things about pedalboards is that they give you the freedom to choose the effects you want for your rig. There is one caveat: Your pedalboard is a finite size, and you can only add effects up to a point before you run out of space. Without having to buy a larger pedalboard, you can maximize the number of effects you have by adding …

  • Coordinate your rhythm guitar parts to avoid a chaotic-sounding mess
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    Coordinate your rhythm guitar parts to avoid a chaotic-sounding mess

    06/22/16 in Getting Started

    Whenever you have more than one guitarist playing chords in a song, you risk a cluttered and muddy sounding result if the parts they’re playing are not coordinated in advance. That said, there are pretty big differences in the approach you’ll take to rhythm-guitar arranging, depending on whether you’re arranging for the stage or studio. In this ar…

  • Recording a clean ending is not as simple as it may seem
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    Recording a clean ending is not as simple as it may seem

    05/04/16 in Getting Started

    When recording an ensemble or just overdubbing one instrument, there's one part of the song that gets very little attention: The time right after the very last chord or note has been struck. Especially if that hit is a sustained one, a lot can go wrong while those notes are decaying.

  • A guide to mixing music - Part 85
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    A guide to mixing music - Part 85

    04/26/16 in Getting Started

    Today we'll close the chapter on reverb with one last suggestion and a short list of plug-ins I personally like to use when working with sound spaces.

  • Kick Start Your Playing Skills
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    Kick Start Your Playing Skills

    04/20/16 in Getting Started

    If you’re willing to commit an hour or so a day to your craft, you can improve your playing abilities appreciably.