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    Creative M‑S Techniques

    Add Space, Colour & Interest To Your Tracks

    Splitting out your stereo signals into separate Mid and Sides tracks can open up a world of creative options in your mix.

    Techniques Nov 2019
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    How Engineers Get Vocals To 'Sit Right' In A Mix

    Vocal Levels At Mixdown

    Getting vocals to 'sit right' can require a lot more than setting the fader and applying EQ. We asked a number of engineers how they do it.

    Techniques Sep 2019
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    How To Make Your Vocals Twice As Good! Part 2

    Fitting Vocals In The Mix

    Having created the conditions for a successful mix last month, what can you do to fit your vocal in the mix?

    Techniques Aug 2018
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    How To Make Your Vocals Twice As Good! Part 1

    Practical Tips, Techniques & Sound Advice

    Once you’ve recorded, edited and comped your vocals, a little careful prep work could pay real dividends when it comes to the mix.

    Techniques Jul 2018
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    Session Notes: An Album In 5 Days

    The Practical Craft Of Recording

    Working with a producer and an ambitious timescale, our engineer planned ahead for the best chances of a good result.

    Techniques May 2018
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    Mixing New Order Live

    Danny Davies & Paul Rattcliff

    One of the highlights of the 2017 Manchester International Festival was a series of intimate live performances by New Order, who reinvented their stage show by introducing an entirely new set list and a 12-piece synthesizer orchestra!

    Techniques Oct 2017
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    Interview: Ryan Hewitt (RHCP, Lumineers, Blink 182)

    Video Feature

    Ryan Hewitt’s career began in New York and saw him assisting Michael Brauer and Phil Ramone. However, it was in LA that he...

    Techniques Sep 2017
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    Mixing & Broadcasting From The Royal Opera House

    House Music

    Live opera can be a life-changing experience — and London’s premier opera house is using immersive sound to explore new ways of sharing it.

    Techniques Feb 2017
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    Compression: Fashion The Drum Sound You Want

    Guidelines & Creative Solutions

    When it comes to mixing drums, few things have studio newcomers tearing their hair out more often than compression. We clarify matters by identifying a series of distinct drum-mixing tasks for which engineers commonly use compressors.

    Techniques Feb 2017
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    Michael Ilbert: Mixing At Hansa

    Video Feature

    We talk guitar recording and more with Grammy-nominated engineer Michael Ilbert, based in Berlin's legendary Hansa Studios.

    Techniques Dec 2015
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    Greg Price: Mixing Black Sabbath Live

    None More Black

    Greg Price has spent nearly 20 years at front of house for some of the biggest names in rock, and now his company believe they’ve perfected the art of live recordings.

    Techniques Nov 2015
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    The Remix Business: Part 3

    Getting Technical

    As well as having all-round audio engineering ability, a remixer needs to be proficient in remix-specific processes. We explore the essential software and skills.

    Techniques Aug 2009
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    The Remix Business: Part 2

    Getting Creative

    We continue our insiders guide to remixing with some practical tips on the creative decisions that will underpin your remix.

    Techniques Jul 2009
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    The Remix Business: Part 1

    The World Of The Remixer

    Remixing is a modern phenomenon that has turned into a viable way for hi-tech musicians to make money from their skills. But how do you get heard, how do you land a job, and how much should you charge to do it? We get you started with the insiders guide.

    Techniques Jun 2009
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    Making The Most Of The Stereo Panorama

    Mix Processing Techniques

    Last month we explained how to get a sense of front-to-back depth in your mix. Now we examine the left-right axis, as we suggest ways to get the best from stereo mixing.

    Techniques Mar 2009
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    Gavin Sutherland (left) and Jim Hunter (right) in the control room at Arc Studios.

    Surround Sound Explained: Part 8

    Surround Production

    We hear from more surround producers working at very different ends of the music business to see how they've created working surround systems, and how they make use of 5.1 at the mixing stage.

    Techniques Mar 2002
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    Rik Ede's 5.1 surround-capable project studio.

    Surround Sound Explained: Part 6

    Setting Up A Surround Recording System

    Our series turns to the practicalities of setting up your own surround-capable recording system, and we talk to two radically different surround studios to see how they've coped — one at project- and one at pro-studio level.

    Techniques Jan 2002
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