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
A student ensemble featuring primarily traditional Chinese instrumentation came through Audrey’s studio recently. In this article, in her series on recording strings, Audrey shares both her pre-session research and covers microphone selection and placement for the guzheng, erhu, and pipa, with audio examples as well.
Sometimes simple left/right panning isn’t enough. The Dytronics Cyclosonic Panner from Universal Audio goes a step further with front to back motion that, combined with traditional panning, creates stunning 3D panning and modulation effects.
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.
Are You Listening? is a video series from professional mastering engineer and iZotope Education Director Jonathan Wyner. though this series Jonathan guides us through audio mastering principles like critical listening, how to set up your room, and using techniques like EQ, compression, and limiting in mastering.
In this free video tutorial iZotope’s Geoff Manchester shows how to use tools from Exponential Audio, the newest member of the iZotope family, for post production. Geoff focuses on how to blend ADR (automated dialogue replacement) within a new acoustic environment, and how to artfully situate foley and sound effects against footage with reverb.
The team at Slate Digital are very pleased to announce the amazing sounding TH-U Slate Edition guitar amp, cabinet and effects emulations is now available as part of the Slate Everything bundle as well as a stand-alone purchase. I love a good amp-sim so check out the video where I dig in and create 3 very different, yet classic guitar tones.
Back in late 2017, I began a series of articles covering how to record various string instruments from ukulele to double bass and I promised to write about recording a harp someday. Today is that day!
In this article we show you everything you need to know about Sonarworks Reference 4, how it works, how you can easily harness its power to improve your workflow along with a guided tour of the application explaining each of Reference 4’s curves. We also walk you through the things you need to do like speaker placement and acoustic treatment to the room before you turn to Sonarworks to finish off the process.
In this free video tutorial, brought to you with the support of Synchro Arts, you can see how I use a rough vocal I recorded with alternate phrasing as a guide to re-process the original vocal sung by someone else. The result is a new vocal part, with the original signer, singing my new melody and phrasing. If this isn’t magic, then I don’t know what is!
In this free tutorial Production Expert team member Julian Rodgers explores Sonnox Oxford Dynamics’ Classic mode, which some people say makes it sound like a DBX 160. While that isn’t strictly true, this general purpose mode doesn’t sound a million miles away from that, the big difference is that it can sound like pretty much any other compressor too.
The process of soundproofing a room isn’t simple and should never be confused with acoustic treatment. Soundproofing often involves building a new room inside of an existing structure, these are referred to as a room-within-a-room. These types of structures are designed to decouple (isolate) the new room from the main structure limiting airborne sound energy from transmitting out of the studio to the outside world and vice versa.