Sound Techniques feature articles
- 09/18/17Getting started
Recording yourself - The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 47
You probably all know that technical tasks are mainly processed with one hemisphere of your brain while the artistic domain is handled by the other one. For reasons I won't get into here, it just so happens that the two hemispheres of your brain don't communicate optimally with each other. Consequently, it is strongly recommended to organize you...
- 09/15/17Getting started
Increasing your productivity - A guide to mixing music - Part 143
I must admit that today's topic makes me grind my teeth, but we really need to call things by their name. And, as with any other creative discipline, when it comes to mixing, productivity is important, if only to try to land all those ideas constantly roaming the mind of the "creator." Although, in my opinion this a lost battle anyway, because w...
- 09/12/17Getting started
Recording drums — Last advice - The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 46
In this last article dedicated to recording drums, I will give you three advice that ought to make your life easier when tracking drums.
- 09/07/17Getting started
Learning to mix – Part 3 - A guide to mixing music - Part 142
Last part in the chapter dedicated to learning. Some of you might think that today's topic is an apology of truisms, but that's not going to stir me from writing what I'm about to write, because I think it is a cornerstone of pedagogy.
- 08/30/17Getting started
Recording drums — Rough mix possibilities - The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 45
In today's episode, we are going to make an assessment of the drum tracks we have exploring different rough mix possibilities. You will see that alone by playing with the volume faders of the tracks we've recorded you can get a wide array of sonic landscapes, without the need of any processing.
- 08/25/17Getting started
Learning to mix – Part 2 - A guide to mixing music - Part 141
Last week I told you about the basic exercises you need to practice in order to start your way into the complex art of mixing. But that was only the first part, obviously. Before you sit down to mix your own masterpieces, there are two other exercises you should consider very seriously.
- 08/23/17Getting started
Recording drums — The importance of the musician - The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 44
Today I invite you to discuss a somewhat particular topic in this chapter dedicated to recording drums.
- 08/19/17Getting started
Learning to mix – Part 1 - A guide to mixing music - Part 140
In the previous installment you learned how to get to know your mixing tools like the back of your hand. But knowing how audio processors work doesn't necessarily mean that you know how to mix! Indeed, it's been almost three years since we started exploring mixing basics. However, I think I have never actually put forward a clear and simple lear...
- 08/08/17Getting started
Recording drums — Layering in practice - The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 43
Having seen the theory, the time has come to put the layering technique into practice and see what we can get with what we've recorded so far.
Leave it to Manny - An interview with mixing ace Manny Marroquin
If you want something mixed with creativity, musicality and a contemporary sound, Manny Marroquin is your guy. Just ask Kanye West, Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga, John Mayer, John Legend, and Alicia Keys, to name just a few of the major artists who Marroquin has mixed. Thus far in his career he’s won nine Grammys, and mixed more than forty #1 albums.