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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Need A Snare To Pop? Clip, Don’t Squash!

Need A Snare To Pop? Clip, Don’t Squash!

Posted by in Mixing, Ssh! on 08. Mar, 2016 | 4 Comments

  Part of a series on getting a professional snare without samples while mixing. …finally, let’s discuss mastering the art of clipping. Most of the time audible clipping is not a desired or professional sound, so care must be applied to avoid making any clipping audible—unless the sound of clipping is your artistic goal. While analog—or analog modeled—clipping […]

Get Snare Mix Reverb Right!

Get Snare Mix Reverb Right!

Posted by in Mixing on 06. Mar, 2016 | 2 Comments

  This is part of a series on getting a professional snare sound without samples. Reverb can define the perception of space for the entire drum set. This makes reverb choice of primary importance while mixing. This also makes it rather common to send more reverb to that drum than any other, often using reverb only on […]

Compress That Snare Like A Master! Mixing Technique

Compress That Snare Like A Master! Mixing Technique

Posted by in Mixing on 05. Mar, 2016 | 1 Comment

Part of a series on getting a professional snare without samples while mixing. You can think of compression applied as mostly affecting the attack and sustain of the drum. The slower the attack speed on the compressor, the more attack and punch of the drum will come through. The shorter the sustain/decay of the compressor on a […]

Mix Professional Snare Sounds Without Samples!

Mix Professional Snare Sounds Without Samples!

Posted by in Mixing, Recording, Ssh! on 04. Mar, 2016 | 1 Comment

This is an introduction to a series on getting a professional snare sound without using samples in the mix. If you have ever recorded real drums, you probably noticed that they didn’t sound as big, clear, professional and mastered as the drums on some of your favorite records. The snare is usually the most lacking when recording […]