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How to Achieve Tonal Balance in Your Mixes
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How to Achieve Tonal Balance in Your Mixes

(or, “How to Keep Your Mastering Engineer Happy”)

Image by Flickr user Iwan Gabovitch.

We all go through periods of both development and frustration in our careers.

Whenever you are trying to improve your skill level or acquire more knowledge, you will have moments of epiphany followed by Read more...

Op Ed: Analog Tape and Why I Miss It
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Op Ed: Analog Tape and Why I Miss It

After my most recent post, “Analog Tape and Why I Don’t Miss It”, was published here last week, I felt it was only fair to add some balance by speaking out about the favorable qualities of this rust-covered wonder.

For the first 15 years of my recording career, I Read more...

Op Ed: Analog Tape and Why I Don’t Miss It
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Op Ed: Analog Tape and Why I Don’t Miss It

Blast From The Past: Some of the devices necessary for music playback during the days that tape was king.

Few topics stir up as much strong emotion among audio professionals as analog tape can.

Musicians and engineers alike love to romanticize about how warm and musical tape sounds, how it Read more...

Op Ed: Don’t Blame Pro Tools
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Op Ed: Don’t Blame Pro Tools

There’s no question that popular music has gone through some monumental changes since the 1960’s. With each passing decade, there are new technological innovations that help to form the “new sound”, and sometimes these innovations become the very identity of some musical artists.

Be it the sound of new guitar Read more...