RA - Tech A master of sound shows us how he tinkers. The app reconfigures the functionality of Native Instruments iPad DJ app for smaller touchscreens. Mon, 29 Apr 2013 / HerrJordan 2 Comments The veteran producer and engineer talks to Music Radar about his approach to the dark art of audio mastering. Left, right and everywhere in between: RA's Jono Buchanan explains how to find space for your sounds. RA's Jordan Rothlein spent a few days in Frankfurt surveying the sights and sounds at Europe's annual music technology showcase.
Sounds and Success While many studios are still using Pro Tools 8 and Accel cards, Avid announced the availability of Pro Tools 10 and the new Pro Tools|HDX DAW systems. According to Avid, Pro Tools 10 represents “a gigantic leap in sound and speed,” … You can’t log on to Twitter without seeing an artist or producer with 0 placements claiming to have just cooked up a “hit.” What exactly is a hit song? Although some of what makes a song popular can’t be measured, HitSongsDeconstructed.com has … Downhill Battle presents the Reasons Music diversity will grow. The major labels' business model requires them to have a steady stream of consistent products. The very nature of their operation produces homogenized music designed for specific radio formats and scientifically honed to hit-making models. Artists are signed and promoted based on the opinions of individual A&R executives, not the popularity of the music. When the major labels crumble, the diversity of mainstream music will blossom. It will be a revolution in pop culture.
Home Studio Corner Have you ever tried to get a nine month old dressed? It’s almost impossible. As you may recall, my wife and I have a three year old boy and twin nine month old girls. It has been a few years since I had to dress a toddler, and it can be so frustrating. The most frustrating part? Music Mixing Tips and Articles Sharpen your music mixing skills with the knowledge and techniques you'll discover below. The art of the great mixdown can seem at times like magic, and indeed it does involve some pretty subtle manipulations and cunning aural trickery. The real secret as you probably know by now is no secret at all: only knowledge and practice will improve your game. Knowledge and practice act as the two pillars upon which your mixing abilities rest. You should therefore always strive to learn more about the gear you use and add new techniques to your audio mixing skillset.
Where Will You Find Your Next Favorite Band? hide captionCould Austin's Quiet Company break big in 2012? If beards are a metric for success, it's a shoo-in. Leah Muse Compressor control principles A short compendium on digital audio compression techniques. Basic compressor configurations Compression vs. limiting How to Process Vocals for an Amazing Professional Sound Persuading a problematic vocal recording to play nicely with the rest of your mix can seem like a futile task. Well-recorded vocals and poorly-recorded vocals both need to be correctly prepared, and the processes we're going through today will help you turn your untreated vocal take into a polished and commercial sound. Note: this tutorial contains embedded audio that will not display in a feed reader.