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Audio Engineering and Music Production Just Got Faster!

Posted by Robb Krysl

Oct 30, 2014 12:30:00 PM

 

In the world of Audio Engineering and Music Production speed is almost as important as Sound Quality. Engineers often face fast turn around schedules and smaller budgets which might not allow for the detail work the Engineer might want to do so everything is just right. If you run out of time because the Client runs out of money (or patience) potentially, there goes your gig! So the big question is, "How can I speed up my workflows to maximize my time?" Well, have no fear! There are a couple new ways to speed up your workflow besides using Templates

 

 

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Topics: DAWs, Music Production, Audio Engineering, Software Tools, Speed

Side-chaining & Key Inputs: Pump Up Your Tracks

Posted by Brian Foreman

Oct 28, 2014 12:30:00 PM

 

The use of "Side-chaining" has become an essential tool in modern Music Production, particularly in beat-driven electronic-based music such as EDM and Hip-Hop.  Fans of these genres will undoubtedly be already familiar with the effects this technique produces– the feeling of a perfectly balanced "808" kick drum sound or the "pumping" sensation associated with heavy Electro House… but how exactly are these effects achieved and what the heck is a Side-Chain anyway?

 

 

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Topics: DAWs, Music Production, Audio Engineering, Compression, Key Input, Side-Chain

Mid-Side Recording and Processing Part 3: Practical Applications

Posted by Carter William Humphrey

Oct 23, 2014 12:30:00 PM

In Part 2, we continued our discussion on M/S processing by examining some plug-in examples. In part 3 of the M/S series, we’ll look at some practical applications for M/S processing as well as the M/S micing technique applied to sources.

 

Mid-Side Recording and Processing Practical Applications

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Topics: Audio Engineering and Recording Tips

5 Tips for Self-Promotion Through Social Media

Posted by Edgar Hernandez

Oct 21, 2014 12:30:00 PM

Self-Promotion is a very important aspect of making your way through the ranks, no matter your Career Path in Audio. Thanks to today's technology, it's never been easier to self promote! Of course this means utilizing social media tools. The following list will help you to make your presence known and in turn get help you get gigs! 

 

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Topics: Self Promotion, Social media

Mid-Side Recording and Processing Part 2: The Processors

Posted by Carter William Humphrey

Oct 16, 2014 12:30:00 PM

In part 1, we examined the concept and history behind Mid-Side processing with a look at the Mid-Side micing technique. In part 2 of the Mid-Side series, we’ll look at some Mid-Side processors as well as Mid-Side modes for processors. Equalization is a common application for M/S Processing. However, we’ll also examine M/S Compression, Effects, and even Mid-Side Encoders/Decoders.

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Topics: mixing and mastering, Audio Engineering and Recording Tips, Mid-Side

From Newbie to Pro Audio Engineer: The Basic Steps to Mixing Music

Posted by Josh Hayword

Oct 13, 2014 12:30:00 PM

When it comes to Mixing Music there are a few Audio Mixing Techniques to always remember whether you are a Novice, Audio School Student or Professional Audio Engineer. By utilizing these basics, your tracks will come together quicker and sound more professional. In other words mixing will be easier and less tedious, freeing you up to keep thinking creatively throughout the whole process.

 

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Topics: Mixing, How To Guides, Audio Engineering

Mid-Side Recording and Processing - Part 1

Posted by Carter William Humphrey

Oct 9, 2014 12:30:00 PM

Understanding the Mid-Side

 

Mid-Side processing separates an ordinary stereo recording into its center and side elements (mid-side). M/S processing gives the engineer a very powerful set of tools for processing stereo signals in Mastering and even Mixdown when traditional stereo tools fall short as well as creative processing ideas that can even be used in the tracking stage. Mid-Side will give you control over Audio that you never thought was possible! 

 

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Topics: Audio Engineering and Recording Tips

5 Best Editing Techniques for an Audio Engineer

Posted by Gautam

Oct 7, 2014 12:30:00 PM

To err is human and to edit is smart! What that means is simple. Instead of numerous re-takes to get the recording right, if the musician just can't perform, you'd be better off editing it later. Not every glitch can be edited, but in today's digital world you can correct most problems after the fact. As much as possible avoid doing the 'fix the mix' thing unless is absolutely necessary. You will be able to get through the session quicker and then fix what the Artist couldn't do themselves once the Artist has left. This saves you some time and from frustrating your client.

 

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Topics: DAWs, How To Guides, Audio Engineering, Sound Editing, Audio Engineering and Recording Tips

Music Production Techniques for Making Vocals Fat, Thick and Full

Posted by Josh Hayword

Oct 2, 2014 12:13:59 PM

 

Everyone wants that perfect vocal track...thick, clean and up-front. Sometimes you don't have access to great Microphones and Preamplifiers, other times you are given some pretty poorly tracked material to work with. So what can you do to put more oomph in your vocals? Why, Music Production Voodoo that's what! By using these techniques, your vocal tracks will be more full and thick, saving you from re-tracking and saving the client money.

 

 

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Topics: Music Production, Audio Engineering

Taking Advantage of Creating Templates in Pro Tools

Posted by Robb Krysl

Sep 30, 2014 1:33:00 PM

Templates are a great tool for setting up sessions in record time and allow the user to create tracks complete with routing, plug-ins and settings. Much like Automatic Session Back-Up in Pro Tools, this will save you time and headaches! This means you can simply import your template and start working without having to take the time to build your sessions from scratch. There are a number of ways to accomplish this in Pro Tools. We are going to take a look at some of the traditional ways to set up templates as well as a brand new technique posted by Pro Tools Expert

 

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Topics: DAWs, Pro Tools, How To Guides, Audio Engineering, Audio Engineering and Recording Tips, Templates

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