Equalizers are one of the most common tools we use. Although there are â€śno rulesâ€ť when it comes to working with audio, some EQ tips have been reiterated so often that many of us take them as gospel. If youâ€™re anything like me, youâ€™re probably guilty of going on â€śautopilotâ€ť … Read More
Want to know the power of music? If youâ€™re lucky enough to come across Paul Juba Mueller and his hammered dulcimer in the New York City subway system, youâ€™ll experience it first-hand.
The people of New … Read More
Some topics in music production are always good for a heated discussion among musicians, fans and producers:
Should we tune the vocals? Should takes be edited to perfection? Is it okay to copy and paste a good groove from one section to another? Is … Read More
It takes two: The smartest record labels know that success doesnâ€™t just depend on signing great artists â€“ they have to make equally smart choices in the executives that steer a bandâ€™s career.
We mixers know all too well that mixes can be like black holes. If you keep a safe distance, you can generally preserve a healthy perspective and escape unscathed. But many of us allow ourselves to get sucked way in without even realizing itâ€™s happening.
Listen closely, and you can hear them â€“ an emerging generation of engineers who care deeply about audio.
Greg Norman has been Steve Albini’s right hand man at Electrical Audio since the beginning. He has worked at the influential Chicago studio since 1996, serving as staff engineer and â€śchief technical officerâ€ť.
Though Albini may cast a … Read More
If New Hampshire is bit of a mystery to you, it’s time for that to change.
Think first about its surroundings â€“ Massachusetts, Vermont and Maine provide its stately borders. To the North is Quebec, and the Atlantic … Read More
Depth, or front-to-rear dimension, is a crucial part of every great mix. Crafted well, it can make the speakers seem to disappear, immersing listeners in a three-dimensional world with the artist.
While you may instinctively reach for reverb to create depth, itâ€™s not always the best tool for the job. … Read More
In this exclusive video series for SonicScoop, Producer/Engineer Matty Amendola takes you behind the scenes to share his signature techniques for crafting a great mix.
Working in a true hybrid analog/digital setup, he demonstrates a wealth of tips, tricks, and fresh ideas. In easy-to-follow fashion, Amendola walks you through the … Read More