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MAKING THE MOST OF AMP SIMULATORS

INTRODUCTION Amp simulation plugins have come a long way in the past five years. They've evolved from harsh and tinny sounding writing tools into o...

GOOD RECORDING SESSION HABITS

INTRODUCTION Recording music is a creative process. It needs to flow dynamically and naturally for the musicians to feel and perform well. Nothing ...

5 WAYS TO IMPROVE YOUR DRUM SOUNDS

INTRODUCTION Sometimes you just can't get the drum tones you hear in your head - no matter if you're tracking or mixing. In each of these scenarios...

COMMON MYTHS IN MODERN AUDIO PRODUCTION

INTRODUCTION The world of modern audio production is a magical place – there are endless resources of audio related information, but this also mean...

TIPS FOR MIKING YOUR GUITAR AMP

INTRODUCTION Getting a great guitar tone can either be a surprisingly easy or horribly difficult task, depending on the tone you're going for and t...

Creative Mixing Using Delay

INTRODUCTION Mixing using delay effects is a nice way to add ambience, texture, width and excitement to certain elements in a mix. While it may not...

Recording Electric Guitars - Common Mistakes

INTRODUCTION  Electric guitars are very tricky instruments to record correctly, as you have a lot of small issues to overcome to achieve competitiv...

Mixing Radio Quality Vocals that Sit on TOP of the Mix

Vocals are the main center of attention in almost any genre of music – they carry a lot of the energy, convey the emotional message and provide co...

Do I Record With Effects? A brief look at the good & the bad

You’ve probably heard about the history of various effects – delay, for example, was just one of quite a few classic effects created by studio guys...

MIXING SNARE DRUMS: TIPS & TRICKS FOR TONE SHAPING, COMPRESSION AND MIXING

Mixing snare drums has always been one of the more mysterious parts of achieving a modern, polished sounding drum mix. The snare drum is a very pro...

Capturing Rap – The Very Basics of Recording a Rap Performance.

This time – a few generic tips on recording & working with rap vocals for those who are just starting out and haven’t got a first clue about th...

Recording vocals – look for the right distance & angle

If you are an upcoming musician who also does his own recording/producing there’s a whole new aspect to your creative work. Actually having to set ...