Recording & Mixing articles
- 08/01/17Getting started
Essential tools for your mix - A guide to mixing music - Part 138
In the previous episodes we saw how to test and choose the tools that will help you out with your mixes. But it's very important to remember to limit them in number so you can focus on what really matters: to realize your vision of the sonic puzzle of the song your working on. That's why today I will tell you how I go around choosing those plug-...
- 07/31/17Getting started
Recording drums — Layering - The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 41
This week we'll take yet another brief detour from recording in itself to discuss layering. While this production technique is usually reserved to the mixing stage, I nevertheless decided to talk about it here because your layering work can be simplified a lot if you have it in mind before recording anything.
- 07/26/17Getting started
Testing a plug-in - A guide to mixing music - Part 137
Now that we've covered the more or less theoretical aspects regarding the choice of plug-ins you should make, the time has come to tackle the issue in a more practical way. Today's installment is meant to help you learn how to test a plug-in as best as possible. This way it will be easier to decide whether you should include it into your ultra-s...
- 07/23/17Getting started
Recording drums — Stereo Room (Part 4) - The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 40
Today's article will be the last one dedicated to the Stereo Room recordings. This time we'll discuss more convoluted techniques.
- 07/20/17Getting started
Choosing your working tools - A guide to mixing music - Part 136
Last week we discussed the benefits of limiting the number of processing tools at your disposal so you can focus better on the mixing itself. Today I'll try to give you some guidelines for you to choose the best tools for your needs.
- 07/16/17Getting started
Recording drums — Stereo Room (Part 3) - The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 39
In this episode we will look into a new method to record the Stereo Room tracks, as well as one of its numerous variants, which, in my opinion, is particularly interesting.
- 07/13/17Getting started
Setting limits - A guide to mixing music - Part 135
After all we've been through, I can't find it in me to simply tell you to stop just like that, even though our journey into the world of mixing has certainly reached its final destination. Hence, in the coming weeks I will address some issues that I wasn't able to fit in coherently into the narrative of the series. Although less focused on the p...
- 07/04/17Getting started
Recording drums — Stereo Room (Part 2) - The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 38
Second installment on the Stereo Room tracks within the chapter dedicated to recording drums. After having looked into the whys, today we'll discuss the hows of recording the Stereo Room mics.
- 06/29/17Getting started
Alternative mixes - Part 2 - A guide to mixing music - Part 134
Last week we started discussing the importance of exporting alternative mixes starting with the basic ones you need, namely Vocal Up, Vocal Down, Instrumental, and A Capella. Today I will take it even further my suggesting other alternative mixes that might come in handy in different situations.
Recording Garbage - Billy Bush on engineering for Butch Vig, working with Rick Rubin and lots more
Although he wasn’t formally trained in engineering, producer/engineer Billy Bush learned to record and mix from two of the best, Butch Vig of Garbage, and legendary producer Rick Rubin. Bush, who has been Garbage’s engineer since the 1990’s, has a discography that also includes artists like Snow Patrol, Jake Bugg, Dweezil Zappa, the Naked & Famo...