The term “decibel” is used a LOT in audio recording and live sound. You usually see it written as “dB,” and talked about primarily when discussing frequency stuff, especially in the topics of EQ and compression. Besides sounding vaguely like something to do with the decimal system, what does it mean? Well, the short answer…… 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.
Mixing contest alert! PureMix is a site with audio recording, mixing and processing tutorial videos that make it sort of feel like you are working as a learning assistant to a professional studio engineer. Pretty cool stuff. You can check them out here: http://www.puremix.net/about-us.html. This month and next (April and May 2013), in association with…… See More
Sample Logic, makers of excellent virtual instruments and synthesizers such as The Elements Exp Virtual Instrument Library Software and a lot more besides, has announced the release of their latest synth called Cyclone. From the description on their website, it will use Native Instruments Kontakt (Cyclone will come with Kontakt player with 64-bit support) and…… See More
There has been a lot of attention in the online audio recording space about mixing lately. It’s as if two things pervade the rest of the folks teaching and talking about home recording: the idea that music is the only thing people are doing (voice-over recording rarely involves much in the way of mixing –…… See More
I just read a terrific article – as in you should print it out and tape it to your wall – about drum mixing. Eric Ferguson wrote this article for Recording Magazine, and it is chock-full of really excellent mixing and processing tips for a standard drum kit. Recently, I wrote about EQ settings for…… See More