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.
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.
It’s been a little while coming but the team at Universal Audio are very pleased to be able to announce that their Ox - The Amp Top Box and the controller software are now fully Windows compatible.
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.
Conventional wisdom would tell you that to make something cut through a mix you need to turn it up, not so.
When recording vocals and acoustic instruments together in the same room, leakage can be your worst enemy. But by choosing the proper microphone and pattern, then placing them with care you can end up with usable tracks that don't fight each other.
Guitar amp emulation plug-ins, or amp sims for short, have come along way since the early days off the Line 6 Line 6 Amp Farm TDM plug-in from back in the 90s. This is our list of the top 10 guitar amp emulation plug-Ins you should try on your mixes.
For owners of UAD Apollo and Arrow interfaces, UAD has bundled a free version of the Brainworx Ampeg SVT-VR bass amp plug-in, the SVT-VR Classic, with the latest version of the UAD software - v9.5.2. Simply download the update to receive your free plug-in.
No matter what genre you're mixing, you've probably encountered an unruly low end that can mess up the whole mix. In this free video tutorial, iZotope product specialist Geoff Manchester walks you through some techniques to help you manage low end in a mix.
Blue Cat Audio has been running a series of teasers about a new product they are planning to announce at NAMM 2018. As part of that campaign, we have learnt that it is called Axiom and the tease pictures suggested it was some kind of amp sim plug-in but they have revealed much more and now we know that it is now only an amp sim plug-in but also a multi-effects processor designed for guitar and bass.