So I’ve recently started dabbling in Ableton Live. Lots to learn. Here are some of my initial thoughts and first impressions.
Compression has become an integral ingredient of most music these days. At the same time it remains somewhat a secret science – a commonly misunderstood one. It’s a great pleasure to have the mastering engineer Barry Gardner from SafeandSound online mastering services to talk to us about how to learn compression. During his long career in music Barry has worked with people such as Terry Callier, Ronnie Wood, Craig David, Kano, Chick Corea and many others. Needless to say he knows his stuff. Time to pay attention.
Before finalizing your project, you might want to bounce to audio. This can yield many benefits. Let’s look into a few.
I’m often asked what master plugins I use on my main output channel when working on music.
Let’s take a look at a typical setup and what I do with those bad boys…
Please note: These plugins can be used as mastering plugins. However this post is not about a mastering situation. These plugins are what I use on the master output channel during the production and mixing process.
Today I wanted to talk to you about protecting your hearing.
I am the perfect person to do that as I’ve blasted my right ear about 10 years back and since then it’s permanently damaged.Continue Reading
You probably know there are two ways to approach mixing.
Some people swear by the “mix as you go” mentality.
Others prefer to leave the mix to a separate session.
What do I think is best?
If you’re after a great, free analogue-style EQ, look no further. Sonimus SonEQ has got your back!Continue Reading
I wanted to remind you of something that is easily forgotten in the midst of creative frenzy.
Many folks are wondering about how to sound large but they’re missing out by not acknowledging this simple fact…
Welcome to the Resoundsound parallel compression tutorial. We often use compression to beef things up. The more we compress, the thicker the sound gets. The tradeoff is of course compromising the natural dynamics and nuances of the sound.Continue Reading