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- 10/20/16Getting started
Introduction to automation - A guide to mixing music - Part 103
If you were to have the chance to look at the mix session of a commercial song you'd be more surprised by the sheer exuberance of automation lines than by the number of plug-ins used. However, most budding engineers have the unfortunate tendency to neglect this stage of the mixing process. Which is a real pity because, apart from being a preroga...
- 10/19/16Getting started
The top small brands for guitar effect pedals - The best small brands for guitar effect pedals
The long-awaited poll regarding "small" guitar effect pedal brands is finally here! It's open season for anybody who likes controversy!
- 10/16/16Getting started
Recording a trombone - The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 6
This week we'll start with the first practical case: tracking a trombone.
- 10/13/16Getting started
The best MIDI interfaces for less than $100 - The top MIDI interfaces for less than $100
Many modern audio interfaces don't offer MIDI connections anymore. And yet lots of us still have MIDI keyboards and/or controllers we don't want to let go of. Fortunately, there are some inexpensive MIDI interfaces that allow you to give a second life to your beloved gear. With this in mind we asked our French readers to vote for their favorite ...
- 10/11/16Getting started
Working at the source - The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 5
You'll fix it in the mix... right? Wrong! That's why I'll try to make sure that this phrase never makes into your home studio.
- 10/05/16Getting started
Recording levels - The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 4
This week we'll take a moment to discuss the delicate issue of levels during tracking.
- 09/30/16Getting started
Consonance and Dissonance - Harmony Basics - Part 23
If you want to start making up melodies and bass lines from chord inversions, as I promised in the last article, we must first address the thorny issue of consonance and its evil twin, dissonance... which, by the way, is crucial to harmony!
- 09/28/16Getting started
What format to use? - The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 3
Today we'll discuss a topic that's very important in the all-digital age, namely which format you should use to record your takes.
- 09/26/16Getting started
The top big brands for guitar effect pedals - The best big brands for guitar effect pedals
Despite the explosion of the pedal market and the appearance of countless small manufacturers, the big names in the effects world continue to implacably dominate the business. Here's a list of the main players in the pedal world. Be it huge corporations or somewhat smaller enterprises, they all share a common trait: a large production capacity. ...
- 09/21/16Getting started
Plasma Loudspeakers - The Operating Principles of Loudspeakers - Part 8
In this chapter we'll discuss a not-so-widely spread category of transducers based on very amazing principles. They can make some people dream because they are freed from the mechanical stages of transduction – although it comes at a cost.