There’s more potential for your raw recorded tracks than you think. In fact, it’s highly likely that you have a killer final mix hiding inside what you think is an average recording. And the best part about? It won’t cost you a penny to unlock it. A Stellar Mix Hidden For 28 Years Let me… Read more »
If you’ve ever recorded through a virtual guitar amp plugin or box then you might have noticed that many of the overdrive settings can sound a bit, well, fake. Now, this is a subtle problem but a problem none-the-less, especially on some of the free emulators out there. What about them sounds fake? The exaggerated… Read more »
What if the way we think about mixing is all wrong? What if our collective obsession with plugins, post processing, and “doing stuff” to audio might actually be working against our goal of delivering a butt kicking mix that has punch, power, and musicality? What if actually doing less in the mix gave us more… Read more »
Oh my goodness do I have something awesome for you today. Has the mastering process every confused you? Left you frustrated that you are either doing too much to your audio or too little? You want your mix to have that final coat of “polish” but you don’t want to ruin your hard work either…. Read more »
Want your vocals to cut through the mix but without sounding harsh? Then this nifty little trick is for you my friend. By leveraging the power and flexibility of parallel processing you can get as much or as little “air” on your vocals as necessary, all while maintaining the natural warmth of your original vocal… Read more »
Great vocals make great recordings. Period. And while on the technical side of things, both matching the perfect microphone to your singer and following a simple two step workflow is crucial for a great sound – getting a killer vocal performance is paramount. While many factors contribute to the performance of your vocalist, they can… Read more »
Just because you use drum samples in your mix doesn’t mean you’re getting the most out of them. For years I skipped this one simple technique and my drum mixes suffered. So today let me show you how to create more power, punch, and definition with your drum samples – all without a single plugin.
Doing what I do, I hear this question a lot: “What is the best vocal mic for the home studio?” Unfortunately it’s a really bad question. Here’s a better one: “What is best vocal mic for my voice/singer?” This is at least a step in the right direction, although I can’t answer it for you. Here’s… Read more »
Fact: not all compressor plugins sound the same. Fact: it took me years to finally realize that this is a good thing that can be leveraged in your mixes. Today let’s look at how you can get more sonic separation and interest by strategically picking the right compressor for your tracks.
Have you ever noticed how all the big studios you’ve ever been in (or seen in interviews) have racks of outboard preamps and massive mic lockers? If Neve preamps are so amazing why do many engineers also own and use APIs? If Neumann mics are so great then why do they also own AKGs? Believe… Read more »