Methods like Auto-Tune and/or sample replacement aren’t as effective on acoustic guitar as they are when used in other contexts, I find equalization to be a nearly indispensable tool when mixing acoustic guitar. I’ve mixed plenty of tracks in which the acoustic guitar is intended to be in a place of sonic prominence. In these…… See More
Music Recording Tips and Gear
Articles specifically dealing with recording, mixing and mastering music - as opposed to voice-over specific recording tips, which can be found in the Voice-Over Recording category.
Creating music on the go can be extremely versatile with minimal gear. But invest in some iOS hardware add-ons and a whole world of opportunity opens up. Here’s our top 10 iOS Hardware Add-Ons. Novation has a whole range of USB controllers and the smaller Mini versions are particularly suited to iOS, although you may…… See More
Getting high-quality recordings can easily get expensive. With studio production, studio time, mixing, mastering, and other expenses involved in the process, things can easily push your costs into the high thousands if you aren’t careful about how you use your time. First is to program your drums. Depending on the sound you want for your…… See More
Most small studios aren’t blessed with a grand piano, but an upright is more likely to be available. The trouble is, it can be a lot more difficult to get a great sound from an upright piano. Here are a few miking techniques. Although there are numerous ways to mike an upright piano, none of…… See More
BeatMaker has released Retrox Drums, a freeware drum rompler virtual instrument in VST, VST3, and AU plugin formats for compatible digital audio workstations on PC and Mac. Retrox Drums is a sample-based virtual drum machine developed using Maize Sampler. It contains a set of retro drum sounds captured from the BOSS DR-110 Dr. Rhythm drum…… See More