Analogue summing is proving a popular route for ‘warming up’ digital mixes, and there are many models on the market that are dedicated to the task. Here’s a selection of current options, with links to the SOS reviews where available.
Paul Nagle checks out Propellerhead's Figure groovebox, Dave Lockwood reviews the Digitech iStomp iOS-programmable effects pedal, and JG Harding puts the Sonoma Wire Works GuitarJack Model 2 guitar interface through its paces.
Although hum-cancelling single-coil pickups can be effective, even the best of them will change the guitar’s sound — but this system gets rid of the hum whilst allowing you to keep your original pickups.
No matter how good the latest, greatest orchestral sample libraries may now be, you still need to develop your arranging skills if you’re to create convincing string parts in any genre. In this first article in a new series, we explain how to get started.
I use a lot of orchestral parts (EastWest Quantum Leap Symphonic Orchestra) in my contemporary songs, and I was wondering whether I should mix them in precisely the same way as the other tracks in my arrangement?