Parallel compression enables you to boost the impact of signals without losing all their dynamics. If you’ve ever played with the mix control on a compressor plug-in, you’ve already discovered parallel compression. It’s a process that can be applied to almost any sound, but drum or percussion groups are a great starting point. The sound of…… 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.
Dynamic EQs are phenomenal. They are used when the hard, static filter cuts and boosts won’t suffice. I will share with you my favorites. Don’t worry if some of the bigger names aren’t within the budget right now, I have two free ones for you as well! Here’s my run-down of some of my favorite…… See More
The innovative sounds pioneered by the engineers at EMI’s Abbey Road Studios in the 1960s are still coveted by young musicians today. Here we’ll be looking at how to create the vintage Abbey Road drum sound, applying the same classic techniques. Before we go through the methods, let’s take a look at some of the gear…… See More
iZotope, Inc., the experts in intelligent audio technology, recently released updates to the RX family of audio repair and enhancement software. The seventh generation of RX builds on years of thorough research in digital signal processing and machine learning. Where RX 7 Advanced and the RX Post Production Suite focus on the needs of audio…… See More
Smaolab has announced the release of Tarabia Distortion, a freeware distortion effect in VST and AU plugin formats for compatible digital audio workstations on PC and Mac. Yay! Tarabia Distortion is based on two different distortion algorithms. The first algorithm provides heavy overdrive while the second one is more mellow. The developer recommends Tarabia Distortion as a tool to intensify…… See More