Mono Sources in a Stereo World – Michael Franti @ RNC

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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...

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...

EQ Crash Course

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This post focuses on the basics of equalization. Equalization is something that most people are probably pretty familiar with on a basic level, having some EQ capacity in 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...

Convolution: Untangling the Qualities of Sound

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This post focuses on convolution as it applies to audio – the capturing and reapplication of the qualities of sound. A few years ago some new-fangled audio processing...

Ugly and Pretty: Exceptional Use of Diversity in Sound

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This post focuses on creating engaging sound for music production by combining pretty sounds and ugly sounds for contrast. Something that the most successful producers understand...