Taming Rock Cymbals with… a DeEsser!?


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...

How MIDI Works: The Basics

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This post focuses on describing MIDI – what it is and what it does. Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) was created in 1983 to address the need for controlling...

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...