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December 2, 2014

Let's look at microphones in this post. We'll get into the specific kinds used to record, and the differences between them. Choosing the microphone to record with can make a significant difference in the quality of the audio.

 

There are different pick up patterns and di...

December 2, 2014

This post is going to get into expanders and noise gates. If you understand compression, then expanders will be pretty simple. Basically, expansion is the opposite of compression. It's helpful when there's stuff you don't want to come through in the final mix.

Let's loo...

December 2, 2014

This post is going to cover the basics for understanding eq.  This is another one 

of the essential mixing controls, right up there with compression.  Keep in mind

that great mixes start with great recordings.  So, you can make an ok recording 

sound a little be...

December 2, 2014

In part 2 of compressors, I'm going to go through attack, release, and knee controls. These knobs will allow the compressor to treat the audio even better. Remember not to overuse compression. First, the attack control is there to control how fast the compressor will s...

December 2, 2014

This post is going to teach you about compressors and limiters.  Compression 

is one of the essential recording and mixing tools.  It's commonly misunderstood,

 misused, and overused.

 

 First, let's look at what a compressor does.  A compressor simply makes louder...

December 2, 2014

In this post, we're going to look at reverb effects.  A reverb unit adds the

 sound reflections of a room to your audio tracks.  The room could be 

a room, or it could be a hall or cavern.  Some other kinds of reverb are 

slap plate and spring reverbs.

 

Let'...

December 2, 2014

Alright, you've now gone through the first two parts on mixing, and you're

 tracks are set to a nice level with certain ones panned away from center.

  After this is done, certain tracks are going to need some eq.  Remember 

that boosts are less natural sounding...

December 2, 2014

After going through part one on mixing flow, you have a good start to mixing

 your song.  The drums sound great, the bass blends well with them, and the 

guitar and vocal tracks are right in place.  Next, let's look at how to make 

it sound even better.

 

 Fi...

December 2, 2014

Today, I'm going to talk about mixing flow. When you've just finished recording 24 tracks of audio, you may be overwhelmed at the thought of mixing such a huge project. I know I was when I first got started in audio production. What you want to do is start with the mai...

December 2, 2014

 Let's look at how to mic a guitar amp.  Miking the amp in different ways can

 drastically change how the guitar will sound in the mix.  This is a very 

crucial step.  If you're a guitar player or have been around one, then you know 

how much work goes...

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