We’re all able to record music; a smartphone will get you quick results. But for a good sound, a lot more is involved. Acoustics, microphone placement, and effects have a huge influence on the resulting sound. Music Production: Learn How to Record, Mix, and Master Music by Hans Weekhout will teach you how to record, […]
How to Create Great Mixes Using Only 5 Plug-ins Learn a proven step-by-step mixing process that’s helped thousands of musicians make amazing mixes in their home studio, using only EQ, compression, reverb, delay, and saturation. Step By Step Mixing by Bjorgvin Benediktsson will help you make better mixes immediately in your home studio that translate […]
Announced at the 2021 NAMM Show: The Rupert Neve 5059 Satellite Summing Mixer features 16 channels with individual level, pan, inserts, stereo-2 sends, and master texture controls, providing easy integration with outboard equipment, complete control for two separate stem mixes, and the ability to dial in analogue mojo in two modes. With the same sonic […]
Mixing music —the process of combining and shaping the component parts of a song into a polished, completed recording —was once considered an unteachable art. The first edition of Bobby Owsinski’s The Mixing Engineers Handbookdestroyed that myth forever, breaking the craft of mixing down into discrete, understandable steps and showing musicians, audio engineers, and producers […]
The standout quality of metal music is the loudness and energy of the performance. Therefore, when mixing metal, you must be ready to deal with stuff like big sounds, loud guitars, in-your-face drums, and aggressive vocals. We also know that in order to make metal music sound exactly how it’s supposed to, it must be […]
The list below is taken from my years of experience as a musician, songwriter, recording engineer, content creator, teacher, and audio journalist. You may be familiar with some of the tips, but even if there are just a few that hit home you’ve done yourself a favor by moving closer to your goal of becoming an expert.
While I was working, we talked shop and he said “You need to write a simple, non-technical article about what mastering is. I’ll pay you $100 if you write it.” So here it is.