Ever had a director drop an effects heavy scene on you, with precious little time to deliver it? In this new series of free tutorials from Krotos Audio, Sound Designer Dan Mellis-Cohen takes you through how to get the best from the Krotos Sound Design Bundle.
Microphone placement is widely regarded as a key skill to develop in music production. If you ignore it or rush it you run the risk of chasing your tail in a mix and your music will most likely suffer. For those new to music production and recording mic placement can be a daunting skill to get your head around. That’s why we have produced a series of video tutorials on recording a variety of different instrument types typically recorded in full band lineups covering drums, bass, guitars and vocals across 7 videos you can watch today.
When Steven and the Slate Digital team introduced the new Slate Digital All Access Pass they not only gave users a single source for amazing sounding plug-ins and fascinating and informative production tutorials but we also got some new goodies in the form of the amazing ANA 2 synth from Sonic Academy and the mind bending Kilohearts plug-in suite.
In this free extract from his recent tutorial series Fab DuPont shows how he uses a repurposed tube preamp from an old spring reverb to add dirt and colour to a track by inserting it across the Mix bus. This free video extract is from a tutorial in which Fab describes his system for recalling a hybrid mix for Ulrich Forman's song, "1234" full of analog hardware to reset, reverbs to re-time and processes to recreate.
In this free video tutorial, brought to you with the support of Universal Audio, I have captured a simple jazz drum set recording solely with a pair of inexpensive Rode small-diaphragm condenser overhead mics. A single stereo instance of the UAD Neve 88RS channel strip is used to bring out the best qualities of the kit and get a beautifully balanced blend. All with just two simple overhead microphones.
Try recording bass guitars through a bass amp if plug-in emulations aren’t cutting it for you. Bass amps are a great tool to use for stamping a low end signature and solid foundation in a production. Watch this video to learn how to get the most out of your next bass amp recording and to hear examples of 4 essential ways of capturing great tone from a bass amp.
While watching a video by Emre Ramazanoglu in which he uses SoundRadix’s Drum Leveler to process the the snare separately from the rest of the kit Julian realised he had achieved the same effect but in a different way. See how he did it in the free tutorial video.
In this free video tutorial, brought to you with the kind support of Waves, Paul Drew shows how to use CLA Effects to give a pop guitar energy and get that radio-ready guitar sound. CLA Effects are described by Waves as “Multi-effect plugin that delivers the radio-ready sound of Grammy-winning mixer Chris Lord-Alge (Green Day, U2): reverb, delay, distortion, EQ and more.
In the article we explain several different ways that audio is graphically represented in DAWs and a number of different tools from a range of developers to help you understand not only what these visuals tell us but to show you what they are for and how to interpret these graphics and displays to help you. This article isn’t a deep physics lesson in audio, instead we try to explain each of these points as practically as possible.
Ever suffer from “Sound Designers Block”? Our friends at Krotos Audio have some top tips for creating innovative unique sound design, in these three free tutorial videos.
There are some instruments that are often toted as “difficult to record”. These include, Steel Pan, Vibraphone, Harp, Bagpipes (Highland Pipes) and Harpsichord. Having recently recorded a Harpsichord we have come up with our 5 top tips for recording what some might call challenging musical instruments.
See how the new process groups feature in Revoice Pro 4.1 makes working in large session with multiple processes easier than ever in this free video tutorial.
In this free video tutorial we walk you through a dialogue tracking and mix session. We cover how we approached the recording through to how we chose to process and mix the scripts to give you an idea of what to expect if you find yourself producing a dialogue artist who performs with an extremely large dynamic range.
In this free extract from his recent tutorial series Brian Moncarz shows how he used duplicate tracks with alternate processing to provide the lift in the chorus of "Drop Me In The Water" from Our Lady Peace, something many of us might achieve using volume automation.
In this free video tutorial, James Ivey and Engineer Producer Mike Exeter discuss how to incorporate stereo room microphones into your guitar recordings to create an ambient stereo effect.
There are some very well known audio restoration software packages from the likes of iZotope, Sonnox and Accusonus, but just may be they haven’t they got the audio restoration market sewn up. Recently our own Mike Thornton had the chance to try out an audio restoration plug-in from the Swedish developer Klevgrand.
In this free extract from his tutorial series in which Andrew Scheps mixed the Green Day single “Bang Bang”, Andrew takes us through his mix decisions on the toms. While you might think a well-recorded tom might just need a gate, in this free extract we see how a clear vision of wanting “stadium drums” led to some interesting choices in processing. We particularly liked the use of pitch shifting on the reverb to add a sense of space.
In this video, I have talented flutist/vocalist Ruth Schwarcz improvising over an extended arrangement. With the Universal Audio Capitol Chambers reverb toggling between wet solo, and mix blend, you will hear the stunning dense reflections and unique qualities these chambers offer. Simply put, this reverb has VIBE and character!
With more and more people using different DAWs, the need to be able to transfer a project from one DAW to another has grown. In this article we are going to show you how to move projects from one DAW, like Pro Tools, Studio and Logic Pro, to another DAW. In this article we will also cover the pitfalls in the export and import processes and how to overcome them.
In this free video tutorial, brought to you with the support of Synchro Arts, we use Revoice Pro 4.1 on a lead electric guitar line to stretch out the last note of a phrase before a final slide down by the guitarist using Warp Editing and Warp Points as well as the Pencil Tool. The result is a great natural sounding larger than life sustained guitar note.