You may remember that we shared a very clever video from community member Nick Harrison showing how he created a Christmas tree using modulated sine waves and Insight 2 from iZotope. In this article Nick shares how he did it. Over to you Nick…
In this, the third part of this new series, James Ivey of Production Expert and Dax Liniere of Puzzle Factory Sound Studios talk about the next stage of getting ready to record, choosing the microphones and mic preamps.
In this extended video, Production Expert team member Julian Rodgers auditions four of the seven classic Lexicon algorithms which are available as part of the Lexicon PCM Native bundle. using Salt In Fresh Cuts by Joel Tavares he demonstrates the distinctive character of the Room, Vintage Plate, Random Hall and Chamber algorithms.
In this, the second part of this new series James Ivey of Production Expert and Dax Liniere of Puzzle Factory Sound Studios talk about the next stage of getting your drums ready for recording, damping or dampening.
We often talk about how these days, the recording processed is overly rushed and how “back in the day” we used to have the time to try things out, swap microphones and generally get it right “to tape”. The term “fix it in the mix” did not apply. Sometimes we might just resort to tried and tested method for getting a sound we like, and there is nothing wrong with this approach. However, what happens when you do have the time to “play” and try things out? Well recently I was lucky enough to have the Elite String Quartet at my disposal for a day and a beautiful church to record them in, so, what you are going to see, hear and read about over a couple of articles over the coming weeks are some opportunities I took to try out some different microphones, some different recording rig solutions and some interesting recording techniques.
In this, the first part of this new series on De-Puzzling Drums, James Ivey of Production Expert and Dax Liniere of Puzzle Factory Sound Studios talk about the all important subject of tuning your drums ready for recording. Dax shows his methodology for tuning Snare drum and Tom Toms and talks us through so neat tips and tricks for getting a great natural drum sound.
Our friends at Krotos Audio have been busy cooking up a witches brew of Halloween Sound Design Tutorials, to bring that Scary edge to your sound design, using their Simple Monsters, Weaponiser and Reformer Pro plug-ins.
In this article we are going to bring together the first 4 tips from reverb maestro Michael Carnes from Exponential Audio that we have been sharing on the Pro Tools Expert Podcast recently. The first 4 are Using the Compressor To Make Level-Sensitive Reverb With The 2nd Generation Exponential Audio Reverb Plug-ins, Making Great Sounding Small Rooms, Using The Chorus Effect In Reverbs Creatively In The R2 Series and How To Use The Tail Suppression Feature In The 2nd Generation Exponential Audio Reverb Plug-ins.
Multi-band compressors can take too much time to set up and tweak. Leapwing have designed their DynOne to have fixed bands where you are literally mixing in the compressed signal. there are also min-max values for attack and release, and you can set different timing depending on whether the signal is transient in nature or not. In this free video tutorial brought to you with the support of Leapwing Julian Rodgers show you how the Dynone works.
If you struggle to record acoustic guitars in your music then these simple five tips will help you to approach the process of recording acoustic guitars from a different angle.
In this article you can learn how to use two of the new modules iZotope has introduced in RX 7 Advanced, the Dialogue Contour module, which has been designed to reshape the inflection of words within a phrase of dialogue to match takes or tweak the emotional resonance of a speaker, saving you time and money on ADR and additional post work.
The team at UK console, preamp and interface manufacturer Audient are always expanding roster of titles and tutors in their Tutorial Hub. In these three videos by session and live bass playing legend James LoMenzo (Megadeath, Slash, Ritchie Blackmore) you are shown some of the less obvious considerations to take into account when you start to record and mix the bass guitar to form the foundation of a mighty rhythm section.
In this article you can learn how to use two of the new modules iZotope has introduced in RX 7, the Music Rebalance module which can rebalance a mix after the event and even remove or isolate vocals. The Repair Assistant module moves on the ‘Assistant’ technology, which iZotope has already introduced into Ozone and Neutron to produce what they claim to be an industry-first intelligent repair tool analyses audio to detect defects like noise, clipping and clicks.
Sound Designer Bobby Moen weaves layers of sound together to produce the sound of an archer shooting a bow and arrow in a new game Crowfall with an unusual combination of sounds and Whoosh from Tonsturm.
Does your mix suffer from a lack of definition? Is it too flat and upfront, or has so much depth that it's an indistinct wash of sound? If so, chances are you’re misusing or overusing reverb. In this article from the Waves blog, we’ll take a look at six pointers for working with reverb in your mix.
When most people think of stereo recording, the first thing that comes to mind is a matched pair of microphones, arranged in an XY pattern but it's not the only game in town. The Mid/Side (M/S) recording technique is more complex, but it offers dramatic advantages over standard miking. If you've never heard of M/S recording. In this article from the Universal Audio Blog, Daniel Keller takes us through how to set-up, and use an M/S pair.
We all know that using reference tracks is a good idea but many of us still don't always do it. New from Plugin Alliance, Metric AB from ADPTR is a comprehensive solution for referencing mixes and masters. Check out our free, extended tutorial.
In this video tutorial we show you how to get great sounding multi-track drum recordings in small rooms at source using less than 8 microphones. Included is a free download of the audio stems recorded in the example segment that you can import into your DAW to enable you to hear the sound of each of the microphones in more detail
In this video we don't test how these two products sound after pitch correction, instead we put the workflows of both products up against each other to find out how Auto-Tune's Graphical mode compares to Melodyne's UI in basic operation.