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Friday November 18, 2016. 02:18 AM
The era of plugins has made us lazy. If you want reverb on a track, you probably have a dozen just a few clicks away. But if you’re recording music, you likely also have lots of other signal processors laying around (outboard rack gear, guitar pedals, etc) that you can use ...
Tuesday November 15, 2016. 08:29 PM
Is it dangerous, or the future of mixing? You’ve probably seen and played around with the some of the “one knob” mix plug-ins out there. This goes beyond Waves One Knob Series and includes things like iZotope Ozone 7 Elements, iZotope Neutrino, Waves Greg Wells Series, ...
Friday November 11, 2016. 12:29 AM
When you’re building a studio on a budget, odds are you aren’t going to be in a position to spring for anything with the words Neve, API, or Fairchild on it. Even if you can afford a high-end piece or two, you’ll end up with less to spend on other essentials. Today...
Tuesday November 8, 2016. 07:14 PM
When you’re knee deep in the mixing process – especially when you’re the producer, engineer, and artist – things can get pretty messy. It can be very difficult to stay engaged as the process drags on, and it’s far too easy to get discouraged. That’s why you need to...
Thursday November 3, 2016. 06:52 PM
In honor of the recent release of Slate Digital’s VerbSuite Classics reverb plugin, today’s column will focus on a few of my personal favorite reverbs. Slate Digital VerbSuite Classics The newest addition to my reverb collection is currently the one I’m most excited...
Tuesday November 1, 2016. 06:08 PM
Producers Today Must Navigate the Divide Between Digital and Analog – Do You Know What Works For You? In today’s modern studio, there is a divide between Analog and Digital. However, that divide is getting blurrier with every new product that reaches the market....
Friday October 28, 2016. 03:08 AM
Working for a pro audio retailer, I get to demo lots of different speakers; most of them sound fine, but I rarely hear something that stands out from the pack. That changed this week when I had the opportunity to listen to several pairs of monitors from Amphion, a...
Tuesday October 25, 2016. 08:18 PM
In today’s world of unlimited plug-ins, losing focus in a mix is easier than ever. If you’re like most of us, you’ve probably uttered this phrase to yourself once or twice: “If I only had that vintage compressor plug-in, my mix would sound so much better.” It’s...
Friday October 21, 2016. 02:58 AM
If you have a home studio, odds are that you’re often looking for ways to improve your sound. Today we’re going to take a look at five microphones that every home studio owner should consider adding to their arsenal. Keep in mind – mic preference is subject to...
Tuesday October 18, 2016. 07:33 PM
From Polished to Raw, Pop Vocals Today Take On a Wide Range of Character One of my favorite aspects of popular music today is the wide range of production styles and techniques. This is most true for the vocals. When you listen to any given top 40 track, you’re likely to...
Friday October 14, 2016. 02:14 AM
As both a musician and an aspiring recording engineer, I spent years trying to accumulate enough gear and knowledge to be able to record my music professionally without having to pay for studio time. I learned quickly that this was a lofty goal, but I kept at it because I...
Tuesday October 11, 2016. 09:22 PM
Getting that amazing vocal is extremely important in almost every genre of recorded music today. It requires a great starting point (aka an awesome vocalist), but there are plenty of techniques, tips, and tricks that you can use during and after the recording session to make ...
Thursday September 29, 2016. 10:12 PM
Today is day 1 of the 141st Audio Engineer Society convention. It’s hot day in Los Angeles, but fortunately for audio geeks the Convention Center is nice and cool! Highlights of day 1 so far have been brand new products – Warm Audio’s WA412 was an exciting surprise,...
Friday September 2, 2016. 10:28 PM
Komplete 11 is finally here! Our friends at Westlake Pro have provided convenient breakdowns of each of the three versions – Komplete 11, Komplete 11 Ultimate, and Komplete 11 Select. You can also visit Westlake Pro’s YouTube page for 30 exclusive in-depth video...
Thursday August 18, 2016. 08:22 PM
In Part 3 of Westlake Pro’s exploration of the Focusrite Red 4Pre, Jon Lundin of Catacomb Recording Company and Taylor Morken of Westlake Pro go over all of the features and the ins and outs of the Red 4Pre. In addition to the expansive I/O, the Red 4Pre features digital...
Wednesday August 17, 2016. 08:19 PM
Westlake Pro have added Part 2 to their multi video series on the Focusrite Red 4Pre. In Part 2, Jon Lundin of Catacomb Recording Company and Taylor Morken of Westlake Pro continue their discussion of the Red 4Pre and how it can be integrated into a home studio, or large...
Blocs, the software team at Novation, have updated their Launchpad iOS application with some great new features. One of the best new features is the colored trigger buttons which mirrors whats happening on the Launchpad Pro hardware. Check out the video below to see the new...
Tuesday August 16, 2016. 07:27 PM
In a new video from Moog, Academy Award winning composer Atticus Ross (“The Social Network”, “Gone Girl”) gives us a peek into his world of sound design and emotive sonic construction. Atticus scored the documentary Almost Holy which tells the story of a Gennadiy...
The folks over at CZounds have put together a set of presets inspired by the popular Netflix series Stranger Things. The collection is free and includes 16 patches for you to revel in all the 80s inspired, soundtrack delight. From CZounds: This is a downloadable zip of...
Monday August 15, 2016. 06:17 PM
Stella Gotshtein, musician, sound engineer, producer, and member of the Waves QA team, is the host of an ongoing series from Waves Audio covering the basics of sound engineering and production. In this video, Stella explains the history of audio effects and how they have...
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