Recording & Mixing articles
- 05/09/17Getting started
Recording drums — First rough mix - The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 32
This time I invite you to review the current state of your drums recordings. And I'll begin with a consideration that goes beyond the instrument at hand...
- 05/04/17Getting started
A new look at your mix - A guide to mixing music - Part 128
Judging a mix objectively can be one of the hardest things ever. After all those hours working with a mix, it can be really hard to take a step back and judge it rightfully. And even more so for the regular home studio owner who not only wears the audio engineer hat, but usually also that of the composer, performer and producer. However, there i...
- 05/02/17Getting started
Recording the snare and kick at the same time - The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 31
In this new installment dedicated to drums recording I will reveal a technique that will allow you to spare one mic and one track when close miking the kick and snare.
- 04/27/17Getting started
Critical listening outside your studio - A guide to mixing music - Part 127
The home studio environment is usually pretty far from the ideal conditions of a commercial studio, so it's strongly advised to check your mixes outside of your work space. With that in mind, today's article will be dedicated to a "classic" way of approaching this critical listening stage "outdoors."
- 04/25/17Getting started
Recording drums — Kick drum mics - The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 30
Last installment dedicated to the kick drum from the chapter on recording drums. Up to now we have been focusing exclusively on our own audio clips, but I'm well aware that not everybody has access to the same mics we did at the studio where we tracked the drums. That's why today I intend to review the different alternatives available to close m...
- 04/23/17Getting started
First retouches - A guide to mixing music - Part 126
After having gone through the critical listening sessions under your normal working conditions, the time has come for some retouches. That's why today I will show you a method that ought to make your life easier at this stage.
- 04/17/17Getting started
Tools to make critical listening easier - A guide to mixing music - Part 125
Today I'll suggest a non-exhaustive list of tools that can make your life easier during the critical listening sessions of your mixes in your home studio.
- 04/12/17Getting started
Recording drums — Aligning the kick drum tracks - The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 29
Second kick drum installment from the chapter dedicated to recording drums.
- 04/09/17Getting started
Comparative A/B listening - A guide to mixing music - Part 124
This time we will look at a very specific way of listening to your mix: comparative A/B listening. I cannot recommend you enough this method – it's hands down the most important way to listen to your mixes in a home studio.
- 04/04/17Getting started
Recording drums — The kick drum (Part 1) - The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 28
After having looked at the snare drum, we will focus today on how to close mic a kick drum.