We are running a series of free video tutorials produced by Recording Revolution's Graham Cochrane for Avid. In episode 3 Graham shows how to record the guitar will form the foundation for the song’s structure including working out the verse, chorus and other parts and how they all fit together.
Over the last few years, I've noticed a substantial increase of requests from my clients' publishers requiring that we revisit songs we've produced featuring fade-outs and rearrange these outros with defined musical "full stop" endings.
It is so easy to charge headlong into a mix without thinking about the underlying structure and anatomy of any mix whether it's mixed in Pro Tools or not. We thought it would be helpful to outline the things that need to be considered when mixing a track. Of course, this list assumes the instruments are in time and in tune and the structure and arrangement of the song/composition is agreed and laid out and sound.
In this article, the Pro Tools Expert Team shares a selection of albums that inspire them in music production. These days album production may be falling a bit by the wayside. Never underestimate the power of a great album. Great albums that have been written and produced well are often a great source of creative inspiration.
In 2011 Dan Cooper produced a Christmas Song with a twist with a band called Tankus The Henge. This article shares his story of a song that he will never forget producing - Includes FREE Christmas single download.
Our friends at UVI have released World Suite - a new world music sample library that includes a massive 320 instrument pack and 8,000 loop & phrase library inspired by traditional music from around the world.
This new series is a walkthrough detailing my entire music production process using Pro Tools as my DAW, third party plug-ins and most importantly my skills as a musician. The song that will be produced in this series is called "Photograph" - written by my wife Georgie Cooper.
Nugen Audio are announcing their new MasterCheck Pro plugin which follows on from their very successful MasterCheck plugin. MasterCheck Pro does everything MasterCheck does and also enables you to to hear how your tracks will be affected by loudness matching algorithms and to be able to audition in real-time the different codecs and bandwidth settings that are used in music streaming services like Spotify, YouTube, and Digital Radio.
Our friends at pureMix are offering 3 videos from Ryan West as a bundle for just $50 which is a saving of $43 based on their individual prices. The 3 videos are - Ryan West Mixing Asher Roth 'Tangerine Girl', Ryan West Mixing a Hip Hop Song ft. John Legend, and Using Delays with Ryan West. We have an exclusive clip from one of Ryan's videos that you can watch free.
In this video, you will learn how to mix music in Pro Tools. Yes! It is possible to make a professional sounding record just with Pro Tools stock plugins. Fab Dupont from pureMix mixes a full song, step by step, explaining every setting, using only Pro Tools 9 stock plug-ins. Watch the free exclusive excerpt from this video.
iZotope have announced their very clever and innovative mixing plugin Neutron. Russ and Mike have been given exclusive access to try out Neutron and in this article we will share our thoughts from both a music and post perspective. If you want to learn more about the details and pricing of Neutron then please check our news story on the Neutron announcement.
iZotope the makers of software like RX5, Ozone 7, and Nectar 2 have today announced Neutron. We got a small hint of what Neutron can do from the recent release of their free plugin Neutrino. Geared toward simplifying and enhancing the mixing process, Neutron combines the latest innovations in analysis and metering with industry-leading audio processing to deliver unprecedented focus and clarity in your mixes.
Starting a music production from a live demo recording can be a challenge - typically live demos are not recorded with a click track.
This article shows you two ways of conforming live demos to a set tempo in Pro Tools - includes audio examples.
Mike Thornton from Production Expert shows in this 3 part series of short videos how the growth of music streaming services and how they deliver music to the consumer is changing the way we need to mix and master content, especially for music streaming services. In part 1 Mike gives an introduction and takes a look at the history and how average loudness normalisation is changing the way we master music tracks.