Studio Effects feature articles
Modulation Effects - The Flanger Effect - A guide to mixing music - Part 100
After having seen the chorus effect last week , today we'll discuss another beloved modulation tool, the Flanger.
Modulation Effects - The Chorus Effect - A guide to mixing music - Part 99
Moving forward we'll be taking a look at some modulation tools that, even if not that useful on a day-to-day basis during mixdown, they can come in incredibly handy in some situations. Today we'll begin with one of the most popular ones – Chorus.
Top 5 reverb plug-ins for giving your mixes professiona… - My Favorite Reverb Plug-Ins
One of the most useful audio plug-in types in any computer-based studio toolbox is reverb. In this article, I’ll look at my five current “go-to” reverb plug-in choices. But first, a little background.
Multitalented producer Greg Wells talks about his craft… - Producing for the Art of It
Although he spent most of his childhood playing and studying music, it wasn’t until Greg Wells was 18 that he got bitten by the recording bug. “I got my parents to co-sign a loan, and I bought a Mac Plus and a Fostex 4-track cassette machine,” he recalls. “I bought an Alesis Microverb, a terrible microphone and a cheap compressor, and I became rea…
Delay Tips and Tricks - 5 digital delay techniques that will spice up your mixes
Digital delay is one of the most versatile effects you can apply to your music. It can do everything from subtle doubling to crazy stereo ping-pong effects and a lot more. In this article we’ll show you five cool delay techniques that you can use to spice up your recordings.
All Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales - Black Friday 2014: All the Deals
For this new Black Friday / Cyber Monday sale, Audiofanzine lists all the special deals available at audio gear manufacturers and sound library, audio plug-in and virtual instrument developers for making great music a lower prices.
Candid comments from the renowned producer/engineer abo… - Jack Joseph Puig Speaks His Mind
One of the best known and most successful producer/engineers in the business, Grammy-winner Jack Joseph Puig has worked with heavyweights like U2, Green Day, Stone Temple Pilots, John Mayer, Fergie, Eric Clapton, Queen Latifah and countless others. Puig wears many hats, including as an executive vice president at Geffen Records, and as Director of…
Classic Gear Spotlight: The Teletronix LA-2A - Legendary Optical Compressor
A number of outboard compressors from the analog era are considered legends in the audio world, among them the Fairchild 670, UREI 1176, and the subject of this article, the Teletronix LA-2A. The LA-2A offers program-dependent compression based on optical circuitry, and has been ubiquitous in studio processing chains over the years, especially for…
Reverb Parameters - How to Set a Reverb Processor
Unless you're living in a tent in the middle of the desert, you are exposed to numerous natural reverberations every day. Our ears perceive reverberations that our brain interprets automatically to inform us about the shape, size and nature of the place where we are. Close your eyes and listen carefully. You'll notice that the sense of hearing pro…
Sidechain - How Does a Sidechain Work?
Back in the analog area, audio effects with a sidechain circuit were rare and usually among the most expensive. So sidechain was used only in big productions to fine tune the processing of certain recordings. With modern DAWs, sidechains are now available to everyone and most dynamic processors include them. Nowadays, people use the sidechain to c…