In spite of the UAD Distressor plug-in having a mix knob, when setting up parallel compression on a drum bus Jacquire King chooses to use a duplicate path and to insert the Distressor on a bus set to 100% wet. This is one of several workflow quirks which Jacquire uses in this free extract from Jacquire King Mixing Lifeboats, the 6th of the series in which different mixers all approach the same project and document their choices through the mix process.
In this free video tutorial for Production Expert, Technical Editor and Drummer James Ivey once again makes a visit to Woodworm Studios in Oxfordshire UK to visit Engineer and Producer Mike Exeter to record drums to a track that James and Mike started work on earlier in the year for a series on recording electric guitar.
Thousands of free loops all within a free loop application. What's not to like? Check out our free video tutorial that shows you how to start producing a loop based song using Loopcloud 5 Studio Subscription alongside your DAW of choice and find out what we think of Loopcloud 5.
In this free video tutorial series made with the kind support of Waves, session guitarist and producer Paul Drew, shows the how to mix layered electric guitars in pop tracks.
Even when compressors are of the same general type (VCA, FET, opto, etc.), different brands and models often don't sound alike. The same is true for plug-ins that closely emulate their circuitry. In this excerpt from "John Paterno Mixing Lifeboats," Paterno is working on the lead vocal track, and trying to decide on a compressor to use…
The Smooth Join Tool in Revoice Pro from Synchro Arts smooths rather than eliminates the natural pitch contours in either instruments or the human voice as they move from note to note. The result is a fluid and even phrasing rather than the rough and hard transitions popularized in modern music production. In this free video tutorial you can learn how to use the Smooth Join Tool in your sessions.
In this free video tutorial, session guitarist and producer Paul Drew, shows the tricks and tips to layering electric guitars in pop tracks.
I have been very lucky in my career to work on both sides of the glass with some amazing, producers, engineers and studio owners. I have sadly, also had the misfortune to work with some folks who were not as prepared as they should have been when it came to running a successful recording session. Below are 9 things you can do to make sure that your next recording session runs as smoothly as it possibly can from a technical point of view. Sadly we can’t pick your next clients, so who knows what might happen there.
Ever had a director drop an effects heavy scene on you, with precious little time to deliver it? In this new series of free tutorials from Krotos Audio, Sound Designer Dan Mellis-Cohen takes you through how to get the best from the Krotos Sound Design Bundle.
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.
When Steven and the Slate Digital team introduced the new Slate Digital All Access Pass they not only gave users a single source for amazing sounding plug-ins and fascinating and informative production tutorials but we also got some new goodies in the form of the amazing ANA 2 synth from Sonic Academy and the mind bending Kilohearts plug-in suite.
In this free extract from his recent tutorial series Fab DuPont shows how he uses a repurposed tube preamp from an old spring reverb to add dirt and colour to a track by inserting it across the Mix bus. This free video extract is from a tutorial in which Fab describes his system for recalling a hybrid mix for Ulrich Forman's song, "1234" full of analog hardware to reset, reverbs to re-time and processes to recreate.
In this free video tutorial, brought to you with the support of Universal Audio, I have captured a simple jazz drum set recording solely with a pair of inexpensive Rode small-diaphragm condenser overhead mics. A single stereo instance of the UAD Neve 88RS channel strip is used to bring out the best qualities of the kit and get a beautifully balanced blend. All with just two simple overhead microphones.
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.
While watching a video by Emre Ramazanoglu in which he uses SoundRadix’s Drum Leveler to process the the snare separately from the rest of the kit Julian realised he had achieved the same effect but in a different way. See how he did it in the free tutorial video.
In this free video tutorial, brought to you with the kind support of Waves, Paul Drew shows how to use CLA Effects to give a pop guitar energy and get that radio-ready guitar sound. CLA Effects are described by Waves as “Multi-effect plugin that delivers the radio-ready sound of Grammy-winning mixer Chris Lord-Alge (Green Day, U2): reverb, delay, distortion, EQ and more.
In the article we explain several different ways that audio is graphically represented in DAWs and a number of different tools from a range of developers to help you understand not only what these visuals tell us but to show you what they are for and how to interpret these graphics and displays to help you. This article isn’t a deep physics lesson in audio, instead we try to explain each of these points as practically as possible.
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.