Paul’s perspective on mastering comes from decades of playing music, making recordings, critical listening, and rigorous comparative audio/sonic analysis. His mastering philosophy is that the highest-quality, properly matched analog gear produces the best sonic results.
No song is complete without the coveted low-end that only a bass can create. Famous songs have been built on (quite literally) the foundation of the kick drum and bass guitar, which is why engineers over the years have experimented with hundreds of techniques to capture that perfect low-end recording. As you may already be […]
Mastering guru, Paul Abbott from Zenmastering.com talks about the nitty-gritty of mastering in this in-depth discussion with Making Music Magazine’s Chuck Schiele. He’s mastered projects for thousands of clients, written articles for Tape Op, Recording, Mix and EQ magazines… and he plays guitar and composes music.
If you are a musician and you don’t use your laptop, iPad, or computer to record your music, what are you waiting for. Get to Laptop Recording!
It takes many years to excel at recording, and if your goal is to become an engineer then that’s what’s required. But if you’re a musician who wants to garner a reaction to your song, then you don’t have time for that. You need to make a killer record right now. But how? First, stop […]
For many years, the recording studio was the exclusive dwelling of rock stars and millionaires; and for anyone wanting to produce high quality audio, a professional, well-equipped studio is still the number-one option. However, in the last 20 years or so, the cost of producing music yourself has come rocketing down, and we’ve published articles […]
Recording Unhinged Creative and Unconventional Music Recording Techniques by Sylvia Massy dares you to “unlearn” safe record-making, to get out from behind the windshield, stick your head out the sunroof, and put the pedal to the metal! Sylvia Massy and her cohort of celebrity music industry producers, engineers, and recording stars discard fixed notions about […]
Audient’s EVO 8 USB audio interface is made for independent musicians, recordists, and podcasters. Whether recording your latest track, producing a beat, or creating a podcast, get your ideas down fast with EVO 8’s advanced and versatile feature set. Featuring four transparent EVO preamps, class-leading AKM converters, a JFET instrument input, low latency software mixer, […]
Capture great sound in the first place and spend less time “fixing it in the mix” with Ian Corbett’s Mic It Microphones Microphone Techniques and Their Impact on the Final Mix. With his guidance, you’ll quickly understand essential audio concepts as they relate to microphones and mic techniques, and learn how to apply them to […]