Steve Albini Dishes on His Approach to Recording Drums

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Steve Albini Dishes on His Approach to Recording Drums

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Albini's beautifully opinionated approach to recording is perhaps most evident recording drums, capturing the instrument in an authentic way....

The “Lost” Art of Audio Engineering: Drums, Live Music, iPods

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Recording studios are closing because the way we make music has changed. The perceived value of recorded music has changed. ...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

Subtly Using Delays to Add Energy

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This post focuses on using delays to subtly add or change the energy of a sound. I’m a big fan of delays. They add a lot of the depth and texture that people usually grab...

Piezo: Pickups, Drum Triggers…

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This post focuses on the use of piezo sensors and pickups in pro audio applications. Most people don’t think of piezo technology very often. Basically, piezoelectric sensors...

Compression Sends vs. Compression Inserts

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This post is going to focus on using compression on sends vs. compression on inserts in order to retain fidelity while adding punch. Throwing up an insert on a track is an obvious...