Recording & Mixing articles
Banish Ground Loop Hum - How to avoid ground loops
There are a few different reasons why a musician might wish to use multiple amplifiers as part of their rig.
Mixing Toms - Mixing your drums Part 3 : the toms
Toms are an interesting part of the kit that often add flare and excitement to a drum track, just look at the intro to Enter Sandman by Metallica, or the fill before the chorus of Africa by Toto. They are probably also the area of the drum kit that will give you the most grief. Lets dive straight in and take a look at some useful ways to get tho...
Mixing A Snare Drum - Mixing your drums Part 2 : the snare
Next to the Kick Drum, the Snare Drum is the most important component of the Drum Kit. So its paramount that we get it to sound as good as its potential.
Mixing The Kick Drum - Mixing your drums Part 1 : the kick
In most Genre’s the Kick Drum will be the Low End foundation of the song. So really we should treat it with respect and try and get the best out of it while mixing. If you have recorded the Kick Drum well then you have a much easier time ahead, but we still want to give it the old “Spit ‘n’ Polish”.
Isolating your speaker cabinets for the best guitar s... - Gain without pain: giving the guitar cabinets their own space
For recording guitarists, one benefit of a head-and-stack configuration over a combo is that you can separate the amplifier from the speaker cabinet and run a long cable between the two.
Recording Levels And Gain Staging - How to get the levels "just right"
One of the questions that I get asked fairly often by neophyte recording enthusiasts is "how hot should I record?" The amount of signal you record per track can have an effect on not only the sound of that individual track, but on the overall mix of all tracks as well. There are definitely some misconceptions floating around out there in terms o...
Straight to the Bottom - How to Mix a Bass Guitar
A good bass line, played on a good bass, can be made into a great Bass track. But you need to know your way around your Bass Guitar Processing. Lets take a look at giving your bass that extra little something.
The Importance of Space in a Mix: Part 2 - Techniques for Mixing the Space
So you’ve recorded all your instruments and room captures, you’ve got a basic mix going, and you ‘ve selected your delays and reverbs. Now what?
The Importance of Space in a Mix: Part I - Tools for Mixing the Space
When entering a new space, how often do we consider it’s sonic characteristics. And more frequently, when building a mix, how often do we think of space(s) as its own sonic element?
4 Steps for Effective Guitar Mixing - How to Mix Guitar
The world may not revolve around guitar music anymore, but there is still a lot of it out there. Whether you’re working on face melting hardcore or a gentle country ballad, the presentation of the guitar content in the mix has a lot to do with the overall stylistic impression of the song.