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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.
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.
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.
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 learni…
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.
An interview with mixing ace Manny Marroquin - Leave it to Manny
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.
Getting to know your mixing tools - A guide to mixing music - Part 139
The last couple of weeks we've seen how to put together the perfect tool box to help you out with your mixes. Although having a shiny new tool box doesn't necessarily mean that you know how to use the tools inside! However, that can be solved easily if you dedicate some time to getting to know your tools by heart. And that's precisely what we will…
Recording drums — Tools for layering - The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 42
Now that you know what is layering good for, today I'll show you how to put it into practice.
Essential tools for your mix - A guide to mixing music - Part 138
In the previous episodes we saw how to test and choose the tools that will help you out with your mixes. But it's very important to remember to limit them in number so you can focus on what really matters: to realize your vision of the sonic puzzle of the song your working on. That's why today I will tell you how I go around choosing those plug-in…
Recording drums — Layering - The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 41
This week we'll take yet another brief detour from recording in itself to discuss layering. While this production technique is usually reserved to the mixing stage, I nevertheless decided to talk about it here because your layering work can be simplified a lot if you have it in mind before recording anything.