Like the foundation of a house, the drums are the foundation of a recording. On a strong foundation, you can build almost anything you or your clients can imagine.
Regardless if you decide to master yourself or use a mastering engineer, here are some approaches to help you get the most out of your mastering session.
One of the hardest things to record can be a vocalist who is not comfortable with the studio conditions.
There’s so much more that goes into recording an electric guitar that goes beyond just slamming a 57 up against the grille cloth of the speaker cabinet.
Most compressor plugins today are based on the four different types of electronic building blocks from the analog hardware days.
The groove and the pocket – they’re what give a song its life. The goal is developing a solid groove delivering a great feel, further enhanced by a deep pocket. Here’s more on how it works.
Often overlooked and/or misunderstood, the real secret is how much reverb to use and how to adjust its various parameters.
It’s possible to attain something reasonable using headphones in the studio, if you’re aware of the pros and cons involved.
If you really want to understand an audio recording and hear it in a new way, here are a few pointers on what to listen for.
Inside the “Amen Break,” used on an extremely wide range of contemporary music as well as on TV commercials and shows such as The Amazing Race and Futurama.