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.
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.
In this free video tutorial Eli groups the backup vocals to a stereo bus, but also sets up a parallel mono bus for them. Using a slow compressor on the stereo bus to get an excellent thick, lush sustain to them. On the mono bus a faster compressor is used to bring out the attack of the consonants at the beginning of each word.
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.
This article includes all the research Production Expert team member Dan Cooper put into his studio build along with a full walkthrough video showing you how he designed and built his soundproof studio step-by-step from start to finish.
Revoice Pro is known for, among other things, its unique ability to automatically transfer pitch and timing characteristics from one audio file to another. It’s easy to overlook how great a tool it also is for basic vocal tuning. It’s not only accurate and pristine sounding, but it’s also intuitive and straightforward to use. You can fly through a file in no time. And now, with the release of Revoice Pro v. 4.1, it's easier to use than ever.
The issue is that polarity is simple to understand, it’s very tidy and gives predictable results. Phase isn’t discussed as often, is harder to understand and people might conclude that because they understand polarity, they understand phase - no they don’t. In this article we cover polarity, phase, and how to fix polarity.
If you are new to mixing then make mastering low and high pass filters a priority as these are essential tools for producing focused sounding mixes that you will be proud of. Learn how to set a high pass filter in under 60 seconds in this free video tutorial