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    A guide to mixing music - Part 133

    06-22-2017 16:21
    Now that we've seen how to optimally make the final export of your mix, we can discuss a point often neglected by beginners: alternative exports... Read more on Audiofanzine

    The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 36

    06-15-2017 20:00
    Today we'll continue exploring the close-miking of additional drum kit elements that aren't necessarily indispensable, like the toms. .. Read more on Audiofanzine

    A guide to mixing music - Part 132

    06-11-2017 06:00
    Dear friends, believe it or not, our epic saga through the wonders of mixing is slowly approaching its end. Nevertheless, before we get to the final stop we still have to look into some details, starting with the export of your mix. This crucial stage might seem very easy at first glance, but there are some technical precautions you need to take so you can send master your babies worry-free... Read more on Audiofanzine

    The best audio plug-ins for mixing

    06-05-2017 06:00
    From the first editing click to the last automation, mixing is a passionate and arduous job. That's why we decided to write this article to discuss some tools that can make your life much easier and/or expand your horizons. .. Read more on Audiofanzine

    The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 35

    05-28-2017 06:00
    Today, we will continue the chapter dedicated to drums recording considering other close miked elements that aren't necessarily indispensable... It depends on the situation, as you will see. We'll begin with the hi-hat... Read more on Audiofanzine

    A guide to mixing music - Part 131

    05-24-2017 06:00
    Today I'll try to answer a question seldom addressed on the web, but which nevertheless is crucial: how to know when to call it quits...?.. Read more on Audiofanzine

    The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 34

    05-22-2017 22:42
    Last installment of our brief detour from the recording drums articles. Should you think about the drums from the listener's or the drummer's perspective? Keep on reading to find the answer..... Read more on Audiofanzine

    A guide to mixing music - Part 130

    05-16-2017 06:00
    In this installment I suggest yet another way to analyze your mix through the ears of other people. The principle this time is very simple: letting a bunch of people listen to your mix without them being aware of it... Read more on Audiofanzine

    The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 33

    05-14-2017 06:00
    Today I'd like to discuss with you something that goes beyond drums recording strictly speaking. Actually, what we'll see has probably more to do with the mixdown stage, but I think it's nevertheless useful to discuss it here, too: panorama. In other words: should you think about the drums from the listener's or the drummer's perspective?.. Read more on Audiofanzine

    A guide to mixing music - Part 129

    05-11-2017 06:00
    Last week we saw a listening method involving someone else, whose opinion we intentionally ignored. As useful as that approach might be, it doesn't spare you from having to actually consider the remarks and reactions of your Guinea pig, even if the person in question doesn't have anything to do with the professional music world. After all, your masterpieces aren't addressed at a group of knowledgeable experts only is it? With that in mind, the goal of this article is to help you analyze better this first external critique... Read more on Audiofanzine

    An interview with renowned mastering engineer Greg Calbi

    05-08-2017 12:00
    Greg Calbi has had quite a run as a mastering engineer—43 years, to be precise—and he's still going strong. He’s mastered over 8,000 albums during that time, many of them classics. .. Read more on Audiofanzine

    An interview with renowned mastering engineer, Greg Calbi

    05-08-2017 12:00
    Greg Calbi has had quite a run as a mastering engineer—43 years, to be precise—and he's still going strong. He’s mastered over 8,000 albums during that time, many of them classics. .. Read more on Audiofanzine

    The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 32

    05-08-2017 06:00
    This time I invite you to review the current state of your drums recordings. And I'll begin with a consideration that goes beyond the instrument at hand..... Read more on Audiofanzine

    A guide to mixing music - Part 128

    05-04-2017 06:00
    Judging a mix objectively can be one of the hardest things ever. After all those hours working with a mix, it can be really hard to take a step back and judge it rightfully. And even more so for the regular home studio owner who not only wears the audio engineer hat, but usually also that of the composer, performer and producer. However, there is a simple method to gain the necessary perspective to analyze your work: outsourcing... Read more on Audiofanzine

    The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 31

    05-02-2017 06:00
    In this new installment dedicated to drums recording I will reveal a technique that will allow you to spare one mic and one track when close miking the kick and snare... Read more on Audiofanzine

    A guide to mixing music - Part 127

    04-27-2017 06:00
    The home studio environment is usually pretty far from the ideal conditions of a commercial studio, so it's strongly advised to check your mixes outside of your work space. With that in mind, today's article will be dedicated to a "classic" way of approaching this critical listening stage "outdoors.".. Read more on Audiofanzine

    The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 30

    04-25-2017 06:00
    Last installment dedicated to the kick drum from the chapter on recording drums. Up to now we have been focusing exclusively on our own audio clips, but I'm well aware that not everybody has access to the same mics we did at the studio where we tracked the drums. That's why today I intend to review the different alternatives available to close mic your bass drum... Read more on Audiofanzine

    A guide to mixing music - Part 126

    04-23-2017 06:00
    After having gone through the critical listening sessions under your normal working conditions, the time has come for some retouches. That's why today I will show you a method that ought to make your life easier at this stage... Read more on Audiofanzine

    The Top 10 of Musikmesse 2017

    04-20-2017 06:00
    The Musikmesse 2017 in Frankfurt ended last week and it was a good occasion for the Audiofanzine team to try out new gear... Read more on Audiofanzine

    A guide to mixing music - Part 125

    04-17-2017 06:00
    Today I'll suggest a non-exhaustive list of tools that can make your life easier during the critical listening sessions of your mixes in your home studio... Read more on Audiofanzine

    The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 29

    04-12-2017 06:00
    Second kick drum installment from the chapter dedicated to recording drums... Read more on Audiofanzine

    A guide to mixing music - Part 124

    04-09-2017 06:00
    This time we will look at a very specific way of listening to your mix: comparative A/B listening. I cannot recommend you enough this method – it's hands down the most important way to listen to your mixes in a home studio... Read more on Audiofanzine

    The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 28

    04-04-2017 06:00
    After having looked at the snare drum, we will focus today on how to close mic a kick drum... Read more on Audiofanzine

    A guide to mixing music - Part 123

    04-02-2017 06:00
    Chronologically speaking, the critical listening stage is divided into two phases for any home studio enthusiast: the first one under his/her usual working conditions and the second one outdoors. This week we will review different listening methods that will help you understand better the first of these phases... Read more on Audiofanzine

    An interview with mixing wiz Ryan West

    03-30-2017 12:00
    Succeeding as a freelance mixing engineer in New York City is no easy feat, but Ryan West has done it, impressively. Working predominantly on the hip-hop and R&B scenes, his credit list includes such luminaries as Kanye West, Jay-Z, Eminem, Rihanna, Usher, 50 Cent, Kid Cudi, and Maroon 5. Not bad for a guy with no formal engineering training and who began his career in New York working at a music store. .. Read more on Audiofanzine

    An interview with mixing wiz Ryan West

    03-30-2017 12:00
    Succeeding as a freelance mixing engineer in New York City is no easy feat, but Ryan West has done it, impressively. Working predominantly on the hip-hop and R&B scenes, his credit list includes such luminaries as Kanye West, Jay-Z, Eminem, Rihanna, Usher, 50 Cent, Kid Cudi, and Maroon 5. Not bad for a guy with no formal engineering training and who began his career in New York working at a music store. .. Read more on Audiofanzine

    The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 27

    03-29-2017 06:00
    In the previous episode we saw the ABC of close miking a snare drum. Today we'll take it a step further..... Read more on Audiofanzine

    A guide to mixing music - Part 122

    03-27-2017 06:00
    In order to approach the critical listening sessions seriously, here are a couple of things you might want to ask yourself while at it. You should focus mainly on two aspects, which I recommend you take on one after the other, so you don't get distracted... Read more on Audiofanzine

    The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 26

    03-23-2017 08:17
    Now that we've covered the Mono Room and Overheads tracks, the time has come for us to tackle the recording of the different elements of the drum kit with the close miking technique. We'll start this week with the snare drum... Read more on Audiofanzine

    A guide to mixing music - Part 121

    03-20-2017 07:00
    Dear friends, I know the closer we come to the end the more impatient you get. What do we have left after the delicate automation phase? Well, quite a few things and not particularly easy ones. In the coming weeks we'll look at different methods of listening that ought to help you judge better your mixes. This will help you give the finishing touches to your wok before you can send it to the mastering studio. So hold on, we're almost there!.. Read more on Audiofanzine

    The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 25

    03-16-2017 07:00
    This installment is the last one dedicated to overheads. Yes, I know four articles discussing that topic exclusively seems like a lot. But I insist, the overall result of a drum kit recording depends largely on the overheads, so it makes sense to take all necessary precautions, doesn't it? Here is some last advice to help you on the quest to getting the perfect drum sound... Read more on Audiofanzine

    A guide to mixing music - Part 120

    03-14-2017 07:00
    Today I'll give you some final recommendations regarding automation... Read more on Audiofanzine

    The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 24

    03-12-2017 07:00
    After having seen the ORTF, XY and M/S techniques, we'll look now into two other methods to record drum overheads... Read more on Audiofanzine

    A guide to mixing music - Part 119

    03-05-2017 06:00
    To close the chapter on automation I'll start listing today some advice and remarks I haven't mentioned before, but which I nevertheless deem important and useful... Read more on Audiofanzine

    The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 23

    03-02-2017 06:00
    As I told you last week, there are several techniques to record the incredibly important drum overheads stereo track. We already saw the ORTF method and today we'll dive into the XY and M/S techniques... Read more on Audiofanzine

    An interview with producer and Live expert Laura Escudé

    02-27-2017 12:00
    Laura Escudé, who performs under the name "Alluxe," has built a successful and eclectic career in the music world as a producer, performer, and programmer. An expert in Ableton Live—she was Ableton’s first West Coast Product Specialist and one of the first Certified in the world. Escudé is frequently hired by touring musicians to design and program their touring systems, helping them with backing tracks, sample triggering, and musical direction. .. Read more on Audiofanzine

    A guide to mixing music - Part 118

    02-26-2017 06:00
    Today I'll write the second part of our brief compilation of the most common mistakes and issues when dealing with automation... Read more on Audiofanzine

    The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 22

    02-21-2017 06:00
    This week we'll focus on, in my opinion, the most important track when it comes to recording drums: overheads... Read more on Audiofanzine

    A guide to mixing music - Part 117

    02-19-2017 06:00
    As we've seen in the past weeks, automation is no rocket science or black magic. However, when it comes to putting it all into practice there are some pitfalls you should try to avoid. Here's a brief compilation of the most common mistakes and issues... Read more on Audiofanzine

    The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 21

    02-14-2017 06:00
    In this episode we'll start discussing the recording of drums with what is usually called the Mono Room track, which is much more important than it seems..... Read more on Audiofanzine

    A guide to mixing music - Part 116

    02-11-2017 21:00
    With this article I'll close the automation "tips and tricks" chapter by approaching it from a song structure point of view. This time we'll deal with how to put together different puzzle pieces like the intro, the verses, the choruses, the bridges, the solos, the outro, etc... Read more on Audiofanzine

    The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 20

    02-08-2017 06:00
    Today we'll begin discussing a topic that will take us several weeks to cover: recording drums... Read more on Audiofanzine

    Universal Audio Apollo Twin MKII Review

    02-06-2017 05:30
    Three years ago Universal Audio introduced the Apollo Twin, a more friendly priced desktop version of their Apollo flagship audio interface... Read more on Audiofanzine

    An interview with legendary producer/engineer Ed Cherney

    01-29-2017 12:00
    Talk about an impressive career—Ed Cherney has produced or engineered a veritable who’s who of iconic musicians including Bonnie Raitt, Eric Clapton, Iggy Pop, The Rolling Stones, Buddy Guy, Bob Dylan, Ry Cooder and countless others. .. Read more on Audiofanzine

    A guide to mixing music - Part 115

    01-29-2017 06:00
    Today I invite you to join me in discovering some automation techniques that take advantage of our animal instincts to give some background life to your music... Read more on Audiofanzine

    The 30 Hottest Products from the Winter NAMM Show 2017

    01-27-2017 19:58
    The Winter NAMM Show 2017 has come to an end and the least you could say about it is that this year was a very good vintage (you know how we Frenchmen are into wine talk...). And these 30 products from among the hundreds introduced are a good proof of that... Read more on Audiofanzine

    The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 19

    01-25-2017 06:00
    This week I invite you to discuss the importance of tuning in a recording situation... Read more on Audiofanzine

    A guide to mixing music - Part 114

    01-22-2017 06:00
    In the previous episode we saw how you can, in theory, make use of human instincts to keep the attention of the listeners throughout an entire song, simple as it may be. This week I'll reveal some tricks that allow you to put that into practice... Read more on Audiofanzine

    The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 18

    01-17-2017 06:00
    Today I'll address some constraints inherent to recording in a home studio. Being aware of these issues will allow you to prevent them more easily to avoid any unwanted noises making their way into your takes... Read more on Audiofanzine

    A guide to mixing music - Part 113

    01-15-2017 16:06
    Today we'll look into a concept that's relatively simple to understand and which will be of a lot of help when you automate your mixes... Read more on Audiofanzine