Recording & Mixing articles
- 11/23/13Getting started
The Best Virtual Electric Bass Guitars - The Top Electric Bass Guitar Software
Together with pianos and drums, bass guitars ought to be counted among the instruments whose virtual versions can be considered credible today. Here's a selection of the best exponents in the genre.
- 11/17/13Getting started
The Best Virtual Rhodes - The Top Virtual Rhodes
A real legend among electric pianos, the Rhodes has never stopped inspiring software developers and sample publishers. These 16 instruments are proof of that.
- 09/02/13Getting started
The Home Studio Owner Library - The Best Books on Audio Engineering
You don't know which book to take with you to for the morning commute? Here are some inspiring reads regarding audio...
- 07/16/13Getting started
The Top Commercial Software Guitar Amps - The Best Commercial Guitar Amp Plug-ins
How do you pack dozens of vintage amps and speaker cabinets in a 130 ft² home studio for less than $500? Just enter the wonderful virtual realm with this article about the best commercial software guitar amps. Let's rock!
- 07/14/13Getting started
How To Get a Fat Guitar Sound - Guitar Doubling Basics
When people refer to a sound as being "fat" they usually mean different realities and consequently different practices. Here is an overview of the techniques most commonly used to easily get a fat sound. In this first article, we'll focus on guitars, which gives us the opportunity to discuss guitar doubling techniques.
- 07/09/13Getting started
How to Prepare a Mixing Session - Organizing Before Mixing Audio
The art of mixing requires technical competency as well as a good dose of creativity. However, often times such characteristics don't get along well inside our brain...
- 04/28/13Getting started
How and when you can extract or isolate vocals from a... - Techniques for Extracting Vocals From a Song
You've probably dreamed about removing or isolating vocals or instruments from a record to get a single vocal line or sample an instrumental loop. However, is this even possible?
DI Boxes For Guitars: Acoustic And Electric - There are varying factors in play, depending on the type of instrument...
When amplifying an acoustic guitar, the use of a microphone can lead to concerns about feedback as well as being able to adequately amplify the instrument. With electric guitars, there are also concerns about the microphone adequately and accurately picking up the sound from the guitar amp, and in many cases, there’s also a desire for a quieter...
Transparent Vocal Pitch Correction - Fix Vocal Pitch Without Nasty Correction Artifacts
The critics are right: pitch correction can suck all the life out of vocals. I proved this to myself accidentally when working on some background vocals.
How to Tweak Layered Vocals - Layered Vocals Sound Tighter and Cleaner with these Techniques
Layering vocals is a common technique to thicken a vocal part, whether applied to a solo voice or to a massed group of backing vocals. However, there are certain considerations with layered vocals that don’t apply to single vocals, as layered vocals need to have a coherent, solid vibe.