In this, the first part of this new series on De-Puzzling Drums, James Ivey of Production Expert and Dax Liniere of Puzzle Factory Sound Studios talk about the all important subject of tuning your drums ready for recording. Dax shows his methodology for tuning Snare drum and Tom Toms and talks us through so neat tips and tricks for getting a great natural drum sound.
Our friends at Krotos Audio have been busy cooking up a witches brew of Halloween Sound Design Tutorials, to bring that Scary edge to your sound design, using their Simple Monsters, Weaponiser and Reformer Pro plug-ins.
In this article we are going to bring together the first 4 tips from reverb maestro Michael Carnes from Exponential Audio that we have been sharing on the Pro Tools Expert Podcast recently. The first 4 are Using the Compressor To Make Level-Sensitive Reverb With The 2nd Generation Exponential Audio Reverb Plug-ins, Making Great Sounding Small Rooms, Using The Chorus Effect In Reverbs Creatively In The R2 Series and How To Use The Tail Suppression Feature In The 2nd Generation Exponential Audio Reverb Plug-ins.
Multi-band compressors can take too much time to set up and tweak. Leapwing have designed their DynOne to have fixed bands where you are literally mixing in the compressed signal. there are also min-max values for attack and release, and you can set different timing depending on whether the signal is transient in nature or not. In this free video tutorial brought to you with the support of Leapwing Julian Rodgers show you how the Dynone works.
If you struggle to record acoustic guitars in your music then these simple five tips will help you to approach the process of recording acoustic guitars from a different angle.
In this article you can learn how to use two of the new modules iZotope has introduced in RX 7 Advanced, the Dialogue Contour module, which has been designed to reshape the inflection of words within a phrase of dialogue to match takes or tweak the emotional resonance of a speaker, saving you time and money on ADR and additional post work.
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.
In this article you can learn how to use two of the new modules iZotope has introduced in RX 7, the Music Rebalance module which can rebalance a mix after the event and even remove or isolate vocals. The Repair Assistant module moves on the ‘Assistant’ technology, which iZotope has already introduced into Ozone and Neutron to produce what they claim to be an industry-first intelligent repair tool analyses audio to detect defects like noise, clipping and clicks.
Sound Designer Bobby Moen weaves layers of sound together to produce the sound of an archer shooting a bow and arrow in a new game Crowfall with an unusual combination of sounds and Whoosh from Tonsturm.
Does your mix suffer from a lack of definition? Is it too flat and upfront, or has so much depth that it's an indistinct wash of sound? If so, chances are you’re misusing or overusing reverb. In this article from the Waves blog, we’ll take a look at six pointers for working with reverb in your mix.
When most people think of stereo recording, the first thing that comes to mind is a matched pair of microphones, arranged in an XY pattern but it's not the only game in town. The Mid/Side (M/S) recording technique is more complex, but it offers dramatic advantages over standard miking. If you've never heard of M/S recording. In this article from the Universal Audio Blog, Daniel Keller takes us through how to set-up, and use an M/S pair.
We all know that using reference tracks is a good idea but many of us still don't always do it. New from Plugin Alliance, Metric AB from ADPTR is a comprehensive solution for referencing mixes and masters. Check out our free, extended tutorial.
In this video tutorial we show you how to get great sounding multi-track drum recordings in small rooms at source using less than 8 microphones. Included is a free download of the audio stems recorded in the example segment that you can import into your DAW to enable you to hear the sound of each of the microphones in more detail
In this video we don't test how these two products sound after pitch correction, instead we put the workflows of both products up against each other to find out how Auto-Tune's Graphical mode compares to Melodyne's UI in basic operation.
In this Free Video Tutorial for Production Expert, Technical Editor James Ivey visits Dax Liniere at North London's Puzzle Factory Studio to talk about a technique that uses a Gate to enhance the sound of a drum part rather than shut parts of it down. Drummers are not too fond of Gates as a rule but this process could change that as it adds a subtle hey defined attack to the kick and Snare in this example.
In this Free Expert Tutorial for Production Expert, Technical Editor James Ivey visits Dax Liniere at North London's Puzzle Factory Studio to talk about how you don't just have to use dynamics processors on channels. They can also be used on your effects returns to shape the tone or a delay or reverb. Dax has an example to hand to demonstrate the process.
In this Free Expert Tutorial for Production Expert, Technical Editor James Ivey visits Dax Liniere at North London's Puzzle Factory Studio to talk about, how sometimes, an Equaliser might not be the best way to shape the tone of your recording. Dax takes us through several examples of how saturation can be used in place of a conventional EQ plug-in to create an often better final result for our mix.
If you own or have access to a cherished tube condenser mic, it's important to protect your investment and keep it in tip-top shape. Besides everyday wear-and-tear, the thing that can cause mic failure is operator error when handling the mic before and after a session. Below are time-tested techniques for the proper setup and tear down of tube mics developed by The Blackbird Academy located at Blackbird Studio in Nashville, Tennessee.
In this Free Video Tutorial for Production Expert, Technical Editor James Ivey visits Dax Liniere at North London's Puzzle Factory Studio to talk about using Dynamic EQ, instead of the more conventional "static" EQ to fix problems in your mix without creating new ones. Dax demonstrates two different Dynamic EQ plug-ins, Nova by Tokyo Dawn Records and FabFilter’s Pro MB.