Audio Masterclass,

Live Processing and Effects

by Aston Fearon – We touched a little bit on gating in my last article so I won’t repeat myself here but here are a few things to think about when it comes to EQ, compression, reverb and delay; as we use processing and effects to gel our mix together. Processing
Audio Masterclass,

Interfaces: USB 3 vs Thunderbolt

by Pablo Bellinghausen – There’s never been a better time to buy an audio interface, with more accurate converter chips and circuitry than has ever been possible in portable, inexpensive devices. The new generation of computer connections promises better speed than the industry-standard USB 2 and Firewire. However, many people
Audio Masterclass,

Delivering a Live Mix with Clarity

by Aston Fearon – One of the keys to a good mix is to create one that is clear, where every instrument feels like it’s where it should be and everything sounds well balanced- with nothing muddy damaging it. System EQ Using EQ over the whole system is important in
Audio Masterclass,

Setting The Stage For A Great Mix

by Aston Fearon When mixing a band live, what we do before the show even begins can have a massive impact on how successful our mix is.   Preparation Getting in before the band do is a must because many of the things that can be done without a
Acoustics, Audio Masterclass,

Vocal Recording: Tips

by Pablo Bellinghausen – As seen in our previous instalment, recording voice is perfectly achievable in a home studio setting as long as the correct microphone is used and the room’s acoustics are taken into account. There are however a few other pitfalls that should be avoided if one wishes to
Acoustics, Audio Masterclass,

Home Studio Vocal Recording

by Pablo Bellinghausen – Vocal recording, whether of singing or spoken word, is nowadays easily achievable outside a studio; all you need is some basic gear and a quiet room. There are however several things to consider if you want to achieve truly professional results. Choosing a quality microphone is