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  • Helpful advice to make your recording session more efficient
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    Helpful advice to make your recording session more efficient

    10/07/15 in Getting Started

    Mixing gets the lion’s share of attention in how-to stories about the production process, but tracking —actually recording audio — is obviously quite important, too. It’s crucial to capture high-quality sound and to get the best performances from musicians and singers. To that end, here are ten tips to help your tracking sessions go better.

  • A guide to mixing music - Part 52
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    A guide to mixing music - Part 52

    10/05/15 in Getting Started

    In this penultimate article dedicated to managing dynamics during mixdown, I'll briefly mention some other processing options sometimes used at this stage, as well as the reasons why I won't look into them in detail.

  • Pedal order, powering, and securing effects to the pedalboard
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    Pedal order, powering, and securing effects to the pedalboard

    10/01/15 in Getting Started

    In the second and last installment, we’ll cover three main issues that you need to work out order to get your pedalboard up and running: The order of the pedals, how to get power to them, and how to attach them securely.

  • Whether you're buying or building a pedalboard, here's what you need to know
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    Whether you're buying or building a pedalboard, here's what you need to know

    09/30/15 in Getting Started With Guitar

    Whether you’re upgrading to a new pedalboard, switching over from an all-in-one digital unit, or getting your first pedalboard, there are endless options. The aim here is to give you the info you need to buy or build a pedalboard that will work for your situation.

  • A guide to mixing music - Part 51
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    A guide to mixing music - Part 51

    09/29/15 in Getting Started

    As a conclusion to this noise gate chapter, I'll dedicate today's article to a review of the different plug-ins that I think are up to the task.

  • A guide to mixing music - Part 50
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    A guide to mixing music - Part 50

    09/24/15 in Getting Started

    This week we'll take a look at yet another technique specific to noise gates, namely ducking. Personally, it's not my cup of tea, but when you don't have the time for other solutions, it can really save your day — as long as you approach it with caution.

  • A guide to mixing music - Part 48
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    A guide to mixing music - Part 48

    09/17/15 in Getting Started

    Today we'll see how to create a percussive instrument from scratch using an acoustic take.

  • How oscillators, LFOs and filters affect your sound
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    How oscillators, LFOs and filters affect your sound

    09/14/15 in Getting Started

    In our last episode, we talked about the differences between parameters and parameter values and between acoustic and electronic parameters. We also discussed envelope generators and the relationship between harmonics and timbre. Now let’s look at the most essential parameters for oscillators, filters, and LFOs.

  • A guide to mixing music - Part 47
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    A guide to mixing music - Part 47

    09/05/15 in Getting Started

    This week I'll show you how to use a Noise Gate to significantly improve your drum tracks.

  • A guide to mixing music - Part 47
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    A guide to mixing music - Part 47

    08/30/15 in Getting Started

    Up to now we have only seen the more typical uses of a Noise Gate. Now we'll start looking into less obvious techniques.