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Articles Tagged Matthew Weiss

  • Wednesday, April 24, 2013
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    Matthew Weiss 04/24/13 02:01 PM,
    This article is provided by the Pro Audio Files.   This article has pretty much been due for a while. Making 808s really hit hard is a little tricky. But I’m going to break it down along with some audio examples (and some 808s you can happily nab for your own use). So here we go: how to make 808 kicks hit really hard. Sine Waves First, an 808 kick is a catch-all for sine-wave-based kicks. Many “808s” are not… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallDigital Audio WorkstationsProcessorSignalStudio

  • Tuesday, March 05, 2013
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    Matthew Weiss 03/05/13 03:44 PM,
    This article is provided by the Pro Audio Files.   An engineer’s ability to take an “off note” and bump it to a correct note is a well known fact. Made most popular by the use of Antares Auto-Tune by artists such as Daft Punk, Cher, and T-Pain, Auto-Tune has become a commonly understood (sometimes mis-understood) concept and has even shown up as an iPhone app. Tuning software has been around for well over a decade, and has been used… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallDigital Audio WorkstationsProcessorSignalSoftwareStudio

  • Thursday, February 14, 2013
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    Matthew Weiss 02/14/13 05:22 PM,
    This article is provided by the Pro Audio Files.   It’s no secret, the creation and distribution of music today can be done 100 percent from home – and the means to do so are fairly accessible.  However, this isn’t to say that DIY is necessarily the best way to go. It can be difficult navigating a musical production, so hopefully this article will offer some insights. Going Pro – The Pros Specialists: Pros are pros for a reason –… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogDigital Audio WorkstationsEngineerStudioTechnician

  • Wednesday, February 06, 2013
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    Matthew Weiss 02/06/13 04:49 PM,
    This article is provided by the Pro Audio Files.   My primary gig is mixing – so I’m down stream of most of the production and pre-production. I spent a long time facing issues that I just couldn’t seem to solve: It doesn’t feel right, my mid-range is weak, I can’t get a sense of dimension, the kick and bass are clashing. No matter how much I EQ’d, compressed, worked out the reverb, it just wouldn’t quite seem to gel.… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallDigital Audio WorkstationsProcessorSignalStudio

  • Thursday, January 31, 2013
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    Matthew Weiss 01/31/13 03:05 PM,
    This article is provided by the Pro Audio Files.   The original idea for this article was to write something on getting great vocal production. But as I started formulating the ideas, I realize they kind of apply to music globally. I feel that the basis of great music is fairly simple. Recorded music is a transcription of feelings. Much like how a microphone converts sound waves into electricity, and speakers convert electricity into sound — emotion is converted into… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallProductionAudioEngineerStudioTechnician

  • Wednesday, January 09, 2013
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    Matthew Weiss 01/09/13 09:57 AM,
    This article is provided by the Pro Audio Files.   I’m writing this on a train up to NY. I’ve got K’Naan’s album “Troubador” playing through my headphones right now, and really vibing on the music. But as I often do while listening, even casually, I’m admiring the arrangement of sounds, textures, movement, and tones. Hats off to Manny Marroquin, as these mixes are really incredible. It’s got me meditating on how to “open up” a mix — to allow… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallConsolesEngineerMixerProcessorSignalStudio

  • Wednesday, December 19, 2012
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    Matthew Weiss 12/19/12 01:08 PM,
    This article is provided by the Pro Audio Files.   Most of the time there is an obvious choice. Need more mid-range? Grab an EQ and boost the midrange. Need more control of the source? Volume automation or compression. Easy. But sometimes we face strange challenges — like how to get more bass in the kick without running out of headroom. Or how to make something sound brighter that doesn’t have much harmonic content above 7 kHz except hiss. Well,… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallAnalogConsolesDigitalEngineerProcessorStudio

  • Tuesday, December 11, 2012
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    Matthew Weiss 12/11/12 11:40 AM,
    This article is provided by the Pro Audio Files.   This topic is an “eat your vegetables” one. Maybe not as fun as how to mix flangers and phasers to create alien noises, but I feel it’s an important topic for any professional or aspiring professional. At some point in your career you’ll be expected to mix a record very fast. In all likelihood this will in fact become somewhat of a common occurrence. So here are some tips to… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallConsolesDigital Audio WorkstationsEngineerMixerStudio

  • Monday, November 12, 2012
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    Matthew Weiss 11/12/12 03:18 PM,
    This article is provided by the Pro Audio Files.   You’ve balanced your tracks, you’ve got everything sitting nice and sounding punchy and defined – now what? How can you add a little pop and life to the mix? Here are some techniques I use to excite and enhance sounds in a mix – some are obvious, some are a little tricky. 1) Exciters and enhancers. Pretty straightforward, but harmonic exciters or enhancers are a quick and easy way to… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallDigital Audio WorkstationsMixerProcessorSignalStudio

  • Monday, November 05, 2012
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    Matthew Weiss 11/05/12 01:14 PM,
    This article is provided by the Pro Audio Files.   Whether you’re a voiceover artist, songwriter, or rapper, chances are at some point you will be interested in setting up a personal recording system. For some people, simply getting the idea in a recorded fashion is enough. Others may want to actually release or sell the results. But getting started can be a little daunting. Have no fear, I’m here to help. The goal here will be two fold –… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallDigital Audio WorkstationsMicrophoneMixerStudio





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