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Articles Tagged Mixing

  • Wednesday, December 16, 2015
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    PSW Staff 12/16/15 01:36 PM,
    For the past 11 years, production sound mixer André Zacher has captured vibrant audio for more than 50 documentary and feature films worldwide. From the scorching heat of Africa and the sub-freezing temperatures of Scandinavia, to the remote mountains of the Himalayas, Zacher never leaves home without his trusted recording gear from Sound Devices. Zacher’s introduction to Sound Devices came in 2004, when he used one of the first 744T recorders in Germany, provided by Ambient Recording Munich, on the… View this story
    Filed in: AVNewsAVDigitalEngineerMixerWireless

  • Monday, December 14, 2015
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    Bobby Owsinski 12/14/15 09:10 AM,
    This article is provided by Bobby Owsinski.   Perhaps the most difficult task of a mixing engineer is balancing the bass and drums (especially the bass and kick). Nothing can make or break a mix faster than how these instruments work together. It’s not uncommon for a mixer to spend hours on this balance (both level and frequency) because if the relationship isn’t correct, then the song will just never sound big and punchy. Here’s an excerpt from The Mixing… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallEngineerMicrophoneMixerProcessorSignalStudio

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    Mark Marshall 12/14/15 06:49 AM,
    This article is provided by the Pro Audio Files.   Recently, I was working with an artist, Elizabeth Ziman. Elizabeth brought in a really interesting song that sonically reminded me of being in the half state of dreaming. I wanted to try to find a way to embellish the sound of the piano to psychologically put you in that state of mind while listening to the song. This song is basically a solo piano with a really lovely airy vocal… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureNewsVideoDigitalDigital Audio WorkstationsEngineerSoftwareStudio

  • Friday, December 11, 2015
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    Bruce A. Miller 12/11/15 09:08 AM,
    This article is provided by BAMaudioschool.com.   First of all, I would like to make it clear that I have only recently decided to forgive digital for how it sounds. Yes, I agree that digital is easier, more convenient, and more stable in terms of a storage medium, and you can do very cool things that would be difficult or even impossible using analog. Unfortunately, I’ve always felt that analog technology better captures midrange nuances that are crucial to any… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallAnalogDigitalDigital Audio WorkstationsMixerSignalSoftwareStudio

  • Tuesday, December 08, 2015
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    PSW Staff 12/08/15 10:33 AM,
    Sonnox announces the release a brand-new product, Oxford Envolution, a frequency-dependent envelope shaping plug-in to radically modify the sound of individual tracks, buses and even master outputs. Envolution boasts comprehensive and independent control of transients and sustain, with ‘Tilt’ or ‘Focus’ controls to choose where in the frequency spectrum the effect is applied. This allows complete manipulation of the audio’s envelope to produce creative and even extreme results. Transients can be boosted to add presence and punch, or reduced to… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingNewsProductDigitalDigital Audio WorkstationsManufacturerProcessorStudio

  • Monday, December 07, 2015
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    PSW Staff 12/07/15 09:29 AM,
    Sample Magic has announced a major update to its instant referencing AB plug-in. The concept behind Magic AB is simplicity itself — a utility plug-in that allows producers, engineers and mastering engineers to switch between their DAW audio stream and up to nine reference tracks in an instant. Version 2 takes the simplicity of the original plug-in and offers numerous new features and workflow improvements, including: —Entirely rebuilt one-click referencing engine that loads all popular and professional audio file formats… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingNewsProductDigitalDigital Audio WorkstationsManufacturerSoftwareStudio

  • Thursday, December 03, 2015
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    Bobby Owsinski 12/03/15 07:29 AM,
    This article is provided by Bobby Owsinski.   I’ve been asked by a few people how I would go about getting a bass sound, since I’ve mentioned before that I’d approach things differently. Actually, the sound of the bass isn’t as important as the relationship it has with the kick and snare drums, since they all reinforce one another if blended correctly. Here’s my approach, assuming that both the bass and the drums are recorded well and sound pretty good… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogProductionAudioAnalogEducationMixerProcessorSignalStudioSystem

  • Sunday, November 29, 2015
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    Chris Huff 11/29/15 12:45 PM,
    This article is provided by Behind The Mixer.   Lookout! The Christmas program is approaching!  The only think that sneaks up faster than Christmas is the church Christmas program.  For many of you volunteers out there holiday productions can be a daunting obstacle, but I’m here to help! Follow this cheat sheet for your Christmas (or other) productions and you’ll be certain to have everything you need this season. 1. Date/time of the program and any possible make-up date due… View this story
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureProductionAudioDigitalMixerSignalSound ReinforcementSystem

  • Wednesday, November 25, 2015
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    M. Erik Matlock 11/25/15 06:52 AM,
    Central Georgia is known for several things, including great food, classic southern culture, and a disproportionate number of churches. One church that’s stood as a beacon for many years is Christ Chapel, located on the north side of Macon. Currently serving as the audio director at the church, Jon Beachy and his family found everything they were searching for after relocating to Macon about 15 years ago. “We’d picked out a few churches to visit, and Christ Chapel was the… View this story
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallBusinessConsolesEngineerMixerMonitoringSound ReinforcementTechnician

  • Thursday, November 19, 2015
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    Curt Taipale 11/19/15 07:26 AM,
    This article is provided by Church Soundcheck.com.   Skill: the ability to do something well; expertise. I recently asked the members of the Church Soundcheck (CSC) discussion board for their thoughts on the key technically oriented skills that a church sound tech must have (or strive for). It resulted in a lot of great input, which I’ve whittled down into this list. 1. Have a musical ear. When we say people have “good ears,” we mean that they know what… View this story
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallEducationEngineerMixerMonitoringProcessorSound ReinforcementSystemTechnician



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