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Recording Garbage - Billy Bush on engineering for Butch Vig, working with Rick Rubin and lots more
Although he wasn’t formally trained in engineering, producer/engineer Billy Bush learned to record and mix from two of the best, Butch Vig of Garbage, and legendary producer Rick Rubin. Bush, who has been Garbage’s engineer since the 1990’s, has a discography that also includes artists like Snow Patrol, Jake Bugg, Dweezil Zappa, the Naked & Famo...
- 06/27/17Getting started
Recording drums — Stereo Room (Part 1) - The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 37
This time we'll discuss the commonly called Stereo Room mics. This topic will take us quite some time because, personally, I think it's crucial.
- 06/23/17Getting started
Alternative mixes - Part 1 - A guide to mixing music - Part 133
Now that we've seen how to optimally make the final export of your mix, we can discuss a point often neglected by beginners: alternative exports.
- 06/16/17Getting started
Recording drums — The toms - The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 36
Today we'll continue exploring the close-miking of additional drum kit elements that aren't necessarily indispensable, like the toms.
- 06/11/17Getting started
The final export of your mix - A guide to mixing music - Part 132
Dear friends, believe it or not, our epic saga through the wonders of mixing is slowly approaching its end. Nevertheless, before we get to the final stop we still have to look into some details, starting with the export of your mix. This crucial stage might seem very easy at first glance, but there are some technical precautions you need to take...
- 06/05/17Getting started
Over 50 plug-ins to make you mixing life easier - The best audio plug-ins for mixing
From the first editing click to the last automation, mixing is a passionate and arduous job. That's why we decided to write this article to discuss some tools that can make your life much easier and/or expand your horizons.
- 05/28/17Getting started
Recording drums — Hi-hat cymbals - The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 35
Today, we will continue the chapter dedicated to drums recording considering other close miked elements that aren't necessarily indispensable... It depends on the situation, as you will see. We'll begin with the hi-hat.
- 05/24/17Getting started
How to tell when a mix is done? - A guide to mixing music - Part 131
Today I'll try to answer a question seldom addressed on the web, but which nevertheless is crucial: how to know when to call it quits...?
- 05/23/17Getting started
Recording drums — Panning - The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 34
Last installment of our brief detour from the recording drums articles. Should you think about the drums from the listener's or the drummer's perspective? Keep on reading to find the answer...
- 05/16/17Getting started
Blind testing - A guide to mixing music - Part 130
In this installment I suggest yet another way to analyze your mix through the ears of other people. The principle this time is very simple: letting a bunch of people listen to your mix without them being aware of it.