Proper microphone techniques, optimum audio signal levels, getting a killer guitar tone, how to properly double a vocal (both physically and virtually) and many other tips are stored in our locker known as Recording.
When I use the EMT® 140 Classic Plate Reverberator plug-in, one thing I will do is place it on two channels and use combination of Plate A with a certain EQ and Plate B with a slightly differe...Read More »
I’m constantly being asked “What should I do after my songs are recorded?” Or “my EP/LP/Record is done. Now what do I do?”
Here’s a simple chart that shows the basic lifecycle of a song, EP or albu...Read More »
This is very basic concept, but one that is often overlooked. It comes from Bobby Owsinski by way of legendary recording engineer, Ken Scott.
Ken always uses the exact same mics whenever he recor...Read More »
Bobby Owsinski recently posted an article on his site about drum EQ points. Here's a snippet of that article that includes frequencies for individual drums.
Kick - Girth at 50Hz and below, bottom ...Read More »
Producer Howard Benson breaks it down on Pensado's Place.
In this interview from Pensado's Place, producer Howard Benson really lays out what the modern music business is like. Something that really ...Read More »
An engineer told me many years ago that if you can recognize the note of a certain frequency then you'll be able to EQ your mixes much faster and with more ease. So if you are mixing a track and hear that there's a hump in the low end brought on by the bass playing a C and you know that this particular C is around 13oHZ (it's actually 131HZ) then you can reach for the low band EQ and cut that frequency. Most engineers will boost the low band at any frequency and start to sweep the band until they find the offending tone then they'll cut it. Don't you think it would be much more efficient to know the note and frequency through ear training so all you have to do is reach for the frequency and cut it? No more sweeping needed. Just know the note, relate that note to the frequency and make your adjustment. This was eye opening to me! Ear opening actually, but you get my point.
Below is a chart that shows the note to frequency relationships as well as the frequency range for the most popular wester musical instrument. [Click the chart to see a larger version]
I saw this questions on Quora,
"How much research has gone into developing the Facebook ping sound?"
I thought it was an interesting question because I have never really given it much thought. T...Read More »
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