December 31st, 2016 by SonicScoop
Here it is: The annual Top 10 list of our most popular new stories from 2016. Let’s go ahead and crank it up to 11! Why not? Here goes:
#11: Writing and Recording a Huge #1: Inside Adele’s “Hello” with Producer Greg Kurstin
#10: New Software Review: Pro Tools 12 Read more...
December 29th, 2016 by Jacob Roach
Some fairly extreme settings on the Pro-MB multiband compressor from FabFilter
For many engineers, multiband compressors are daunting tools that are shrouded in mystery. For others, including mixers Tony Maserati, Andy Sneap, and Greg Wells they are like “secret weapons” hiding in plain sight.
Multiband compression is an incredibly powerful Read more...
December 28th, 2016 by Tony Grund
In recent years, a few companies have been filling a hole in the plugin world. In case you didn’t notice, compressors, multi-band compressors, limiters, expanders, and gates were not enough for your drum instruments or groups. The latest big ”thing” for drums is transient-shaping plugins.
Transify by Joey Sturgis Tones Read more...
December 27th, 2016 by SonicScoop
We’re back with the second installment in our latest MixCon video series. This time, thanks to iZotope, six time GRAMMY-winner Frank Filipetti walks us through a real working mix, dropping decades worth of wisdom on everything from setting effects to monitoring loudness.
December 22nd, 2016 by Mike Major
(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...
December 22nd, 2016 by SonicScoop
In our latest video from MixCon 2016, David Weiss interviews Soundtoys founder and designer Ken Bogdanowicz to learn what’s under the hood of one of his latest plugins, and hear about what some interesting Soundtoys power users are doing with his tools in the field:
December 21st, 2016 by Jason Finkel
The Mesanovic Model 2A active ribbon microphone.
If you’re looking to add a unique, high quality ribbon mic to your collection, but concerned that its potential limited application doesn’t justify the sticker price, the Mesanovic Model 2A might be the answer to your search. But don’t take my word for Read more...
December 20th, 2016 by SonicScoop
It’s happening again! We’re back with a whole new series of in-depth mix walkthoughs from our latest MixCon event.
This first video from MixCon 2016, sponsored by Soundtoys, features Stuart White, mixer/engineer for Beyoncé, Guns N’ Roses, Nicki Minaj and more.
Join Stu as he walks us through a Read more...
December 19th, 2016 by David Weiss
Every console manufacturer has its own distinct “sound.” Ask an engineer who’s dedicated to those signature sonics, and their face will light up as they try to describe it – guaranteed.
At API, there’s a new person in charge of safeguarding that sound. Todd Humora, a 16-year veteran of the Read more...
December 15th, 2016 by Dan Gluszak
It is often said that necessity is the mother of invention. If that is the case, then the pro audio community can thank necessity for bringing into existence three major players in music production that all turn 20 this year: Soundtoys, Empirical Labs and Wave Distribution.
In the mid 1990’s, Read more...