Loudness War? Compare the Dynamics of Releases

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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. ...

Mastering Session at Rare Form Mastering

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This post is about the mastering process for my latest EP.  The session was booked at Minneapolis’ Rare Form Mastering.  Greg Reierson took the helm and did a really solid...

Mastering Experiment: “But They Do” with the Focusrite Liquid Mix

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This post focuses on an experiment with my new Focusrite Liquid Mix, with which I mixed and mastered a song of mine that was in need of polishing. First of all, I will be out of...

How to Group Tracks to Save DAW CPU

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This post focuses on how to group tracks to save CPU or DSP processing. When I first started mixing using a computer, I would throw up inserts on everything.  Everything was...

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...

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Vocals: Finding the Golden Signal Path

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This post focuses on the process of getting the vocal chain right for the given performer. The signal chain for vocals is probably one of the most important production choices in...

Blending in DI for Clarity

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This post focuses on the topic of using direct injection/input to bring clarity to traditionally recorded tracks. When you were first starting out in the world of audio, you...

Tracking a Band in a Single Room…

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This post focuses on the classic challenge of how to record a band in a single room and not have it sound completely awful. Lots of us have small production studios and tons of...

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Thump and Bump: Balancing the Kick and the Bass

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This post is going to focus on getting a solid balance between the two main sources of bass in pop music: the bass and the kick drum. Few things are better than mix that gets the...