Sound Techniques articles
In the Studio with George Massenburg - Masterclass on Guitar, Vocals & Organ Recording with George Massenburg
The second part of the masterclass with George Massenburg is dedicated to vocals, guitar and organ miking. It is the perfect opportunity for George Massenburg to point out the advantages of recording a band live...
Mixing Rap Vocals – Part 2: EQ - Tips for Mixing Rap Vocals: EQ
I’ve read (too) many articles about mixing vocals. Cut 300Hz, boost 2kHz, compress 4:1, yada yada. Unfortunately these articles don’t actually give you any real resource – they simply speculate on generalities. What I’m going to give you is specific things to listen for and how to address them. This article will focus on EQ.
In The Studio with George Massenburg: Drums Recording - Masterclass with George Massenburg on Drums Recording
Face to face with George Massenburg on drums recording: ever dreamed about it? AudioFanzine and Jukebox Ltd. have made it real. We are very proud to bring you this video.
10 Questions About Mastering Your Recordings - The 10 Most Common Questions About Mastering
Mastering is a crucial process, but it's not always all that well understood by the average musician…so let's deal with some of the basic issues.
Quiz: Rate Your Audio Skills, Knowledge & Personality... - Audio Horoscope: insight into your mixing “character”
In order to help understand where you are in this overwhelming audio maze, I have put together a quiz to help rate your knowledge and personality type.
Tips for Mixing the Low End - How to Manage the Low End
Besides vocal mixing - I would say the most common question I read about on the internet is how to manage the low end. The kick and bass, or whatever else might be occupying that area, is the weight and power of a track. In addition, it's often the rhythmic backbone.
Editing: The Unsung Hero - Some Basic Editing Processes
My last article was on arrangement. This one is about editing. These two articles really both need to be read and absorbed to illustrate a greater point...
Arrangement 101 - Harmonic and Structural Arrangement of Songs
Before getting into the meaning of arrangement, I want to take a moment to stress the importance of arrangement. Arrangement ultimately bridges the gap between the composition and the mix. Give that a moment to resonate, and I will clarify.
Super Heavy Sound Made in L.A. - Interview with Ned Douglas
Last may, we heard that Dave Stewart (Eurythmics) and Mick Jagger had teamed up to form SuperHeavy, an international "superband" also formed with Joss Stone, Damian Marley and AR Rahman (film composer, who previously scored Slumdog Millionnaire among others ND). We’ve had the chance to interview producer Ned Douglas, chief engineer at Weapons ...
Mysteries of Dynamics Processing Revealed - All About Dynamics Processing
A dynamic processor is something that outputs a signal, where the level of the outgoing signal is based on the level of the incoming signal. In other words, a loud signal coming in will come out differently than a quiet signal coming in.