Eric Valentine of BareFootRecording on EQing Drums Recorded with *One Mic*

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Eric Valentine of BareFootRecording on EQing Drums Recorded with *One Mic*

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Eric uses all bands of his EQ to achieve an incredible, musical Motown sound with just one mic....

Loudness War? Compare the Dynamics of Releases

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Useful website that aggregates information on the dynamics of various album releases as submitted by users....

Mono Sources in a Stereo World – Michael Franti @ RNC

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Recently I was hired to finesse a rather rough live recording of Michael Franti‘s performance at the protest concert outside the Republican National Convention in 2008. ...

Review: Ohm Force Ohmicide Distortion Plugin

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Last post I took some time to write up a review for Ohm Force‘s Symptohm synthesizer.  This time around I’ll be looking at their Ohmicide multiband distortion...

How to Use Visual Audio Analyzers and Scopes

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This post focuses on ways to use visual audio scopes to gain more understanding about what’s going on in your audio. It’s important to state right off the bat that...

How to Use Analog Tape as an Effect

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This post focuses on the use of analog tape’s warm, unique compression as an effect. When engineers and producers started to make the switch from analog to digital, they...

Ring Modulating (or Vocoding) to Produce Artificial Chords

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This post focuses on using ring modulators, vocoders, or other tone resonating devices to produce artificial chords. Creating unique sounds is a constant challenge.  Sometimes...

Predelay: Improve Clarity of ‘Verb

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This post focuses on the use of predelay to allow reverb to be added to a sound without muddying it up too much. A lot of producers are really reverb shy these days.  It’s...

Taming Rock Cymbals with… a DeEsser!?

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This post. focuses on the secret rock mixing practice of using a DeEsser on overheads. Rock overhead tracks are downright scary.  Many rock drummers constantly wash out their...

Increasing Attack with Gates

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This post focuses on the trick of increasing the attack of sounds using gates. Most people reach for EQ or compression when they want to add punch to their sounds.  But...