Category: Recording Techniques

Mix Up Your Monitors

Having multiple sets of monitors will greatly improve your mixing and critical listening skills. This is something that all professional audio engineers practice and is sometimes a huge part of their workflow. While you are mixing, try playing your mix through a few different pairs of speakers, even if they are just regular old computer […]

What Is The Best Condenser Microphone Under $200?

If you are on a budget and really need a solid microphone that will do the job, what should you buy? Recording Hacks has an indepth review on 7 microphones in the $200 price range. They took these microphones and recorded a couple different instruments and have the results as a blind test, letting you […]

Sure Steps to Silencing Sibilance

This can be one of the biggest headaches of tracking or mixing a vocalist. Sibilance is all the S’s, T’s, and Z’s that really stick out and can be quiet bothersome and loud. So how do you get rid of all these stubborn syllables with out taking away from a vocal performance? There are a […]

Illogical Techniques For Mixing

Are you ever mixing and you try something that logically shouldn’t work but for some reason it does? There are a lot of strange mixing techniques out there that may surprise you. Did you know you could use compression to add attack? Or that you can add distortion to give something more clarity? Or adding […]

Led Zeppelin – “When the Levee Breaks” – Stairwell Drum Sounds

Story: An iconic drum sound to say the least, this drum sound came from just 2 microphones set up in a stairwell. “Bonham set up his kit at the bottom of Headley Grange’s three-story stairwell. Engineer Andy Johns recalls placing two Beyerdynamic M160 ribbon microphones at the top of the stairwell in a stereo configuration. […]

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