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Guitar Tone - Searching For The Ultimate Tone (at home!)

Guitar Tone - Searching For The Ultimate Tone (at home!)

If you’re like me, or any of us in the beautiful but rainy United Kingdom, then you too know the plight of lock-down still. It’s an ongoing burden ...

Setting Levels - How to best utilise your preamps

Setting Levels - How to best utilise your preamps

Preamps are a topic we’re talked about extensively in the recent year, but we love them so much we wanted to revisit them again! This week, one of ...

Saturation - How and When?

Saturation - How and When?

Saturation is one of those topics I can talk about all day. Regarding preamps, we’ve touched on this subject briefly talking in detail about THD, T...

5 Key Mastering Tips

5  Key Mastering Tips

Mastering is often considered the ‘dark art’ of audio engineering. Considered a specialist topic, it’s a place where many producers and engineers ...

Gates and Expanders

Gates and Expanders

Gates and expanders are far too often overlooked in terms of a simple solution to several problems. Gating is the best way of cleaning up any mix, ...

Looking Back On 2020

Looking Back On 2020

2020 has been a strange year to say the very least. Among the lockdowns, boredom, and sheer will power of so many incredible people to carry on, ma...

Predictions for 2021

Predictions for 2021

The New Year is almost upon us. I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty sick of 2020 and ready for lots of changes! Within audio, I think there’ll b...

Utilizing The Best Out of Preamps, Both Vintage and Modern

Utilizing The Best Out of Preamps, Both Vintage and Modern

The last couple of weeks we have discussed in depth the various preamp types available on the market. From old to new, all these preamps have some stark changes in sound, quality, design, and most importantly color - but there are also some common elements shared across the board in a lot of cases and today I wanted to talk about utilizing these to best help your recordings, streamline your mixing, and get the most out of your microphone. Lets dive in. 

Modern Preamp Types

Modern Preamp Types

Today in a 3 part series, we look at what preamp options are available in today's market, starting with the modern style preamps loved all over for...

Vintage Preamp Types

Vintage Preamp Types

Today in a 3 part series, we look at what preamp options are available in today's market, starting with the vintage style preamps loved all over fo...

Controlling Bass Guitar

Controlling Bass Guitar

After a long career in this industry, I have made a few friends in all areas of engineering. One mastering engineer posted recently stating the one...

Streamlining Your Mix

Streamlining Your Mix

Returning to mixing, was we enter the end of the year, the studio I run has been full of new and old bands looking to move forward on the other side of lockdown now a slow, but noticeable movement has been made in the arts industry with some shows returning - even if smaller and socially distanced (it’s something!). With this in mind, I realized the benefits of my mixing process and how I've managed to streamline it over the years and wanted to share this with you all to help you mix faster, work more clinically, and make some get music at a good pace to help speed the return to ‘The New Normal’.

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