There’s one thing that connects all prolific people… find out what it is.
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.
The Music Modernization Act was signed into law in the United States in October 2018. This might be good news for engineers and producers, but potentially not-so-good news for independent songwriters. Audrey sat down with with entertainment lawyer Elizabeth Russell of Russell Law to try and figure out what it all means.
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.
zplane have released Elastique Pitch v2.1.0, an update was designed specifically for those working in electronic and dance music genres. élastiquePRO V3.3 now preserves precious transient information when time-stretching low frequency content such as the initial 'click' of a kick drum keeping the content musical and punchy.
In this new series of articles we aim to help people who are starting out in audio production find the best gear for their chosen field of work. We will be covering studio starter kit suggestion for songwriters, loop based producer, voice over artists and more. Before we dive into the gear we want to cover two important aspects of every studio setup, the computer and DAW.
For those of us who are old enough to have really lived with the Compact Cassette it was so much more than just a medium for storing audio. It was how I loaded computer games and it was how I expressed my feelings, yes I’m talking about the legend of the “Mix Tape”. Well, believe it or not, sales of both cassette media and hardware are on the up. In this article we ask if we are on the verge of a Cassette Tape revival?
Back in November 2017 we learnt that Gibson, the then owners of Cakewalk, were ending the development of Cakewalk. Then in early 2018 BandLab Technologies announced that it had purchased the Cakewalk assets an IP and planned to release Cakewalk as a free Windows only DAW. In this article we look at the chequered history and then what has happened to Cakewalk in the last year as a free DAW, with a significant feature list including ARA support.
We all compress bass, it’s almost a rule. However no rule applies 100% of the time and in this free extract from his Mixing Jazz tutorials Fab Dupont demonstrates how using a high pass filter and some gentle boosts he evens out the performance without use of a compressor. Find out more by watching the free video extract.
Some people use AutoTune, VocAlign, Beat Detective, in fact, the list goes on of modern recording 'cheats.' If you don't like it, then don't use it and get over it. If you are serious about not cheating in life, then stop wasting time on forums and social media and spend the time wisely getting today's water and hunting for your dinner in the woods.
There is a place for clever but sometimes it takes someone with the experience of Al Schmitt to remind us that taking the approach of turning the knob until it sounds better really can’t be argued with. Watch this free extract from the 2-Bus Processing with Al Schmitt (ft. Cyrille Aimée) video tutorial to see how simple it can be.
Synchro Arts is proud to present an update to their flagship product, Revoice Pro. This v.4.1 update, free to all Revoice Pro 4 users, includes many workflow enhancements. Process groups improved Warp workflow, and tighter ARA2 integration with compatible DAWs are just part of what this update brings.
Having been around many of those who have sucessful careers in the recording industry, I want to tell you the kind of luck you need to be successful in the recording industry.
Watch this free extract from the F. Reid Shippen - Mixing Dierks Bentley tutorial from PureMix in which Grammy award winning mixer F. Reid Shippen explains a couple of EQ tricks using UAD plug-ins. These two tricks are unintended artefacts of the original EQ design, much like the famous Pultec bottom end trick. They were new to us and might well be new to you too. Find out more by watching the free video extract.
Russ has transformed his life in less than a year, he thinks applying the same thinking could transform his studio too.
If you are new to recording then you have probably wondered how top engineers get the right mic position for vocals and instruments? Some might suggest there's a trick or a hack, there isn't, but we can guarantee there is one thing they do every time they put a mic up for recording.
Are you free on the weekend of May 3rd to 5th 2019? Can you get to Basel in Switzerland? Would you like to learn from Al Schmitt, George Massenburg and Swiss engineer Daniel Dettwiler? If so, you are in for a treat as Daniel has invited Al Schmitt and George Massenburg to join him for a 3-day learning event in Basel. Come and learn the ‘Sheer Pleasure Of Sound’ over a 3-day event recording and mixing with some true soundmasters.
If you were to slim down your studio gear collection then what would you need to keep in order to still be able to get your recording work done in your studio? Consider these products your studio gear essentials, what could you not live without?