The team from UK console and interface manufacturer Audient recently visited the musically amazing Graham Coxon (of Blur fame) to find out how he wrote and recorded the soundtrack for the hit Channel 4 and Netflix series 'The End Of The F***ing World'. Graham talks through how he recorded the song 'Walking All Day' at his home studio in London.
We rely heavily on studio monitors to make critical tracking and mix decisions, so it is important we use monitors that we can trust. We also punish monitors day in day out in, so we need to be able to trust their reliability, but we also need to be able to know in our hearts that we have invested in a set of monitors that provide a good return on investment.
In this video James starts by showing you around his mix session and explains his initial routing choices such as the addition of a drum buss and two reverb sends. James then takes you through the processing he used on his tracks. Watch the video to hear each stage throughout his mixing process.
Over the last few years, more and more plug-ins have emerged that promise great mastering capabilities making "self-mastering" easier than ever before whilst also providing tools that help us to deliver music to a range of loudness specs.
Phase rotation isn’t as well understood as some of the other fundamentals of audio. In this post, Production Expert team member Julian Rodgers illustrates the effect of phase rotation and the difference between phase rotation, delay and polarity inversion using the UAD IBP plug-in and introduces the possibility of using phase rotation to minimise cancellation in mixes using SoundRadix’s Pi.
In this article from Universal Audio, James Rotondi asks three of the worlds top audio recording, mixing and production professionals about how they choose the mics pres for recording and what matters to them when it comes to sonic quality, usability and tonal balance.
Off the shelf acoustic treatment solutions can cost an eye-watering amount, luckily, there are a fair few affordable acoustic treatment solutions available for home recording studio guys on a budget.
In this free tutorial video from the team at Audient, producer and engineer Nuno Fernandes takes you through seven important things to consider when it comes to recording vocals.
Monitor stands are very simple devices that provide a wide range studio monitoring benefits. By and large, the biggest benefit of placing monitors on stands is that this setup improves studio monitor performance thus the overall sound quality that monitors can produce in studios.
The cost of purchasing Pro Audio software such as third-party plug-ins can amount to quite a sizable bill over the course of a year, but fear not, a vast majority of Pro Audio software developers and plug-ins brands do offer a wide range of different deal opportunities that we can take full advantage of to purchase their products at a fraction of the full price.
In this article we list the most common types of deals and promotions that Pro Audio software developers and plug-in brands offer.
It doesn't matter if you have a small studio setup in a college dorm room, a bedroom, a garden outhouse or a multi-million dollar complex... thieves are everywhere and they are very smart... and organised.
Sure, there are some opportunists out there that will attempt to smash and grab (given the chance) but thieves these days will most likely break into your studio because they have done research and worked out a plan of action. Our job as studio owners is to counter as many opportunities that thieves could use to illegally gain access to our studios.
I'm sure we've all been in sessions where in spite of our best laid plans, someone is just a little too far away from their headphone amp and the lead there never seem to be quite enough of is headphone extensions. While there often isn't a headphone extension lead available, there is always an XLR lead handy. Find out how this can help using this useful tip.
Whenever I see a cable wound ad hoc or incorrectly I just think that the person who did it was being lazy, don't be that person! Instead, be the Pro that properly coils and stores cables. By doing it correctly you will keep your cables in working condition for longer and out of tangled messes.
As a child, there was nothing more frustrating than opening a gift on a Christmas or birthday morning, only to find that the toy needed batteries and they were not included. An adult version of this trauma is opening the box of a new audio interface only to find that the required cable or cables to link the unit to your computer are not included. In this article, I am going to look at the latest interface cable formats, how much they cost and where to get the best deal.
In this article, we steer well clear of compressor and EQ plug-ins, instead we list a selection of plug-ins that aren't conventional "mixing" plug-ins, instead, the plug-ins featured in this list are what we consider to be unique "processing" tools that all produce very cool effects and results when used on multitrack drum tracks and drum loops.
Thursday 22nd of March saw the latest in Jigsaw24's very successful Mix With The Pros events held at their London base in Soho Square. This time the event was very music and music creation focused with presentations from many top industry brands including Avid, Focusrite and Izotope as well as a feature presentation and Q&A with producer, engineer and mixer Steve Lipson.
Since its introduction in 1968, the Universal Audio 1176 Limiting Amplifier has become one of the most used and most loved pieces of studio hardware. But not everyone has the money or space for a bank of vintage 1176 compressors so we use the plug-ins. But there are so many 1176 style plug-ins out there. Which ones sound good, which ones sound like the hardware and which just sound great? Here is are some of the finest 1176 style compression plug-ins available today.
In this list, we highlight several powerful audio restoration software packages, some stand-alone, some plug-ins and some that offer both options that you should try in your next mix.
Jake Gosling might not be a household name, however, the list of artists he has written for or collaborated with ready like a who's who of modern music. Filmed at his Sticky Studios in Surrey, England by the team at Audient, Jake talks about expressing yourself through the song, capturing ideas for later use, collaboration and most importantly, knowing when is a song finished
Sound is often the poor cousin in low budget video production, but it shouldn't be and thanks to the audio applications above your videos can still sound great.