Brauerizing: Techniques and Concepts. Mastering Trick with Limiter Automation - Audio Video Edit. Mastering Trick with Limiter Automation – Adding Energy to the Chorus.
Mastering is very important in today’s music. We have different genres, played with different instruments on a hundred different devices. Knowing this fact, you can only imagine the importance of a good mastering. No matter on what kind of device it is played, or what is the music genre, both, the artist and the audience wants to have loud, clear, punchy and exciting final product. Mixing Vocals - Compression, Eq and FX Tricks. Subtractive vs Additive EQ: The Ultimate Showdown. Using the Waves Linear Phase Multiband Compressor (LinMB) - A comprehensive tutorial. Proper Audio Recording Levels. NOTICE: If you don't want to read any this or just don't care to understand it, there's a "dumbed down" version at the bottom.
Let me get something out of the way here - I'm going to try to keep this very "fool proof" - I'm not trying to sound or present this very scientifically - This is just the rantings of hundreds and hundreds of posts on a dozen or more audio forums exploding like a volcano recorded with lots of headroom. I just hope to instill a basic understanding of why certain trends and common beliefs are just plain bad. And by the time you're done reading, and perhaps doing a little experimentation based on this, you won't need me to prove it.
You'll know it yourself. Five Creative Uses Of Loudspeakers That Can Enhance Recordings. 1) Adding More Snares to Snare Drums If you’re presented with an “inherited recording” to mix (one you didn’t engineer) with live drums where no bottom mic was used on the snare drum, or the track sheet says “snare” but all you’ve got to work with is a dull thump, try this: Route an aux send bus output from your mixing console to a small powered loudspeaker (or, if you have an extra power amp, a regular small passive loudspeaker) you’ve placed out in the studio room or vocal booth.
I’ve done this, putting my small, powered 5-inch Yamaha loudspeaker right on top of a decent sounding snare drum sitting on its stand. Use a spacer so the loudspeaker itself does not dampen the snare drum head too much. I used the plastic protective ring from a 2-inch reel of tape for a spacer, strapping it and the loudspeaker down to the drum’s shell with gaffer’s tape. Then I put my favorite bottom snare drum mic on the bottom, and brought it up in the mix on another mic input fader. 10 Things they don’t tell Music Producers… til it’s too late.
Attack Magazine - Dance music production and culture. Ten Tips For Better Drums. Pages: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Bruce Aisher runs through ten essential tips for getting the most from your drums.
Sub-mix Compression While there is often a lot of focus on compressing individual sounds or even the whole mix, there’s also a place for something that sits firmly in the middle: sub-mix compression (sometimes referred to as ‘bus’ compression). Compressing individual drums can give definition to each element, but compressing all of them together can act like a sonic gel, and may also improve the overall groove, giving the whole drum part a better ebb and flow.
Golden Ears. The 10 best lectures on electronic music ever; watch them now. Thanks to the wonders of the internet, one’s quest for knowledge really has no limitations.
Between the plethora of digitized articles, documentaries, and—on the technical side of things—instructional videos and guides around, there is no shortage of information accessible to those who seek to learn more about the ever-expanding world of electronic music. The lecture, however, makes for a unique form of information sharing as it not only provides the necessary facts and details, but also allows for attendees (and, eventually, viewers) to get a sense of the person behind these facets of knowledge.
With that in mind, Beatport News has compiled what we believe are 10 amazing lectures on electronic music, gathering videos from modern innovators, dance music originators, technical wizards, and a few that simply capture a time and place in electronic music too perfectly to overlook. Below are our 10 picks guaranteed to teach every electronic music enthusiast and music maker something new. Pensado's Place - Learn how to produce, record, mix, and master music and audio. FACTmagazine.
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Abelton Life. Future Music. Computer Music. AudioTuts. Dubspot. One Note Techno John Selway. In the second installment of Techno Fundamentals, electronic music producer and Dubspot instructor John Selway looks at the “one note lead” idea using Ableton Live‘s Analog instrument.
Commonly used in techno and other styles of electronic dance music where melody takes a backseat to rhythm, the “one note lead” is a simple yet very effective composition technique. Vespers. Sometimes the most rewarding production tricks or techniques are the simplest ones.
Certainly they are often the ones that yield the most “happy accidents,” the term I use for when experimentation yields something that rocks. Point Blank. Sonic Academy. COSM. Production Advice. Loopblog. Mixing Secrets For The Small Studio.