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My New Mixing Console – Neve/SSL

My New Mixing Console – Neve/SSL

Posted by in Mixing, ♫ Online Services on 21. Mar, 2016 | 0 Comments

Here is a brief, yet exciting, chronicle of the historic journey that my newly acquired vintage—analog, large format—mixing console made, before it reached its final destination in my mix room today. This mixing board began it’s life as a 60 channel Neve desk, and now living as a newly re-capped and modified Neve/SSL hybrid 60/72 channel large format analog mixing console. It changed owners […]

Mastering Secrets They Don’t Want You To Know

Mastering Secrets They Don’t Want You To Know

Posted by in Mastering, Saturation, Ssh! on 20. Mar, 2016 | 7 Comments

Disclaimer: In revealing this secret, I’m refraining from judgment of the Award Winning Mastering Engineers that service using this technique. The use of this technique may upset some when they learn of it—don’t blame the messenger. Okay, here we go. I’m playing with fire by even discussing this outside of Professional Mastering circles. I’m about to blow the […]

Additive or Subtractive EQ? Mixing and Mastering Tips!

Additive or Subtractive EQ? Mixing and Mastering Tips!

Posted by in EQ, Mastering, Mixing on 19. Mar, 2016 | 3 Comments

There’s has been a lot of discussion, debate, and educational material on servicing subtractive versus additive EQ in professional mixing and mastering. Generally, the trend in suggesting a “proper” technique has leaned toward subtractive EQ in recent years. Is this advice correct? I would like to offer my professional perspective on this topic. Subtractive EQ simply […]

Why Is Mastering So Popular? Should It Be? Hot or Just Hype?

Why Is Mastering So Popular? Should It Be? Hot or Just Hype?

Posted by in Mastering, Ssh! on 18. Mar, 2016 | 1 Comment

Everyone is talking about professional mastering services. You’ve heard all sorts of buzz about how important mastering is. You probably heard that mastering is required to get that radio ready sound. Why is mastering so popular? What I have to say about mastering will certainly change your outlook! Is Mastering That Important? What happened to mixing? My Professional […]

Professional EQ’s to Boost & Cut in your Mix!

Professional EQ’s to Boost & Cut in your Mix!

Posted by in EQ, Mastering, Mixing on 17. Mar, 2016 | 3 Comments

Yesterday I discussed the differences between additive and subtractive EQ in a mix or master. You can read that article here. Today I will discuss what kinds of EQ’s to use for each type of processing for professional results. If you are unsure which to use, you might want to check out yesterdays article first. Choosing […]

Secret Mix Trick: Reference the Intros!

Secret Mix Trick: Reference the Intros!

Posted by in Mastering, Mixing, Ssh! on 16. Mar, 2016 | 2 Comments

Have you ever compared your mix to professional mixes and masters? Sure you have! I’m talking about when you’ve just finished—or just about finished—your mix, and you want to see how it stacks up to some of the greats.   Chorus to Chorus You probably first tried doing this by skipping to some random part of […]

How To Get The Most From Your Vocal Microphone

How To Get The Most From Your Vocal Microphone

Posted by in Recording on 14. Mar, 2016 | 1 Comment

Did you know that your position will make a bigger difference than the choice of microphone used in getting professional results? The importance of positioning yourself to the microphone is too often overlooked. It may seem obvious, but most don’t understand just how enormous of a difference your position will make for your voice. It isn’t just how […]

Art of Mix Clipping — Time To Break The Rules!

Art of Mix Clipping — Time To Break The Rules!

Posted by in Mastering, Mixing, Saturation on 13. Mar, 2016 | 2 Comments

Mixing & Mastering “Rules” Clipping is not professional, right? Sometimes. Can clipping be good? Sometimes. Running the tape recorder into the red is good, but digital clipping is bad, right? Yes… Sometimes. This article will look into these questions, find answers, and explain them. The History Of Clipping For every decade audio recording has been […]

What Happened To CWU?

What Happened To CWU?

Posted by in ♫ Online Services on 12. Mar, 2016 | 3 Comments

To this day—more than 18 years later—I still see web traffic from people looking for the CWU website. CWU was an online professional resource for Cubase users that serviced to mastering the optimization of a 90′s desktop computer for multi-track audio and midi recording. It was very popular in the mid and late 90′s, and at the time […]

How to EQ Your Snare Drum Like A Mixing Pro!

How to EQ Your Snare Drum Like A Mixing Pro!

Posted by in EQ, Mixing, Ssh! on 11. Mar, 2016 | 2 Comments

  Part of a series on getting a professional snare without samples while mixing. I can’t tell you “exactly” how to master equalization to get a killer professional sound, but I can give you some guidance and techniques to help you find the way while mixing and mastering. Let’s start with EQ’ing the top mic. Learn The Frequencies […]