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    Secrets Of The Mix Engineers: Mark Endert

    Maroon

    Producer and engineer Mark Endert not only mixed the lead single from Maroon 5s second album: he also co-produced it and programmed many of the parts.

    Techniques Sep 2007
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    Secrets Of The Mix Engineers: Tom Elmhirst

    Amy Winehouse: 'Rehab'

    For her second album, Back To Black, Amy Winehouse and producer Mark Ronson crafted a heavily retro sound. Mix engineer Tom Elmhirst describes how he massaged their '60s soul vibe to create a radio-friendly hit in 'Rehab'.

    Techniques Aug 2007
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    Secrets Of The Mix Engineers: Chris Lord-Alge

    My Chemical Romance 'Welcome To The Black Parade'

    With its 150-plus tracks encompassing everything from a marching band to a children's choir, it took a special talent to craft a hard-hitting, radio-friendly mix from My Chemical Romance's 'Welcome To The Black Parade'. Enter Chris Lord-Alge...

    Techniques May 2007
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    CLASSIC TRACKS: 'Who Are You?' - The Who

    Producers & Engineers: Jon Astley • Glyn Johns

    The Who's final album with Keith Moon took almost a year to record and pushed the band to the limit. Engineer and producer Jon Astley tells the remarkable story behind Who Are You?'s title track.

    Techniques May 2005
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    CLASSIC TRACKS: The Stone Roses 'Fools Gold'

    Producer: John Leckie • Engineers: John Leckie, John Cornfield, Paul Schroeder

    As the '80s drew to a close, The Stone Roses made rock music cool again, melding '60s psychedelia and acid house under the production guidance of John Leckie.

    Techniques Feb 2005
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    Cutting Edge

    Ways Of Mixing & LCD Monitor Latency

    Considering the best way to mix in a small modern studio leads Cutting Edge to speculate on a possible future for the interconnection of digital audio devices.

    Techniques Jan 2004
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    The Future Of MIDI & Audio?

    mLAN & Yamaha's 01X Music Production Studio

    With the recent announcement of Yamaha's keenly priced 01X Music Production Studio, it looks as though mLAN, the Firewire-based protocol for multi-channel digital audio and MIDI, might be about to come of age. We take an early look at the new system.

    Techniques May 2003
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    Studio SOS: Violin Recordings

    Mike Burnham

    The SOS team visit the sleepy Herefordshire town of Bromyard to help violinist Mike Burnham with his folk recordings.

    Techniques Feb 2003
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    Figure 1. A computer audio system with a two-in, two-out audio interface.

    Using A Hardware Mixer

    With Your Computer

    You can achieve a lot with just a computer and a soundcard, but when you want to accommodate external sound sources or record with high-quality microphones then you really need to add a hardware mixer to your setup. Here's how to hook it all together for maximum flexibility.

    Techniques Jun 2002
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    Mixdown Formats

    What Should I Mix Down To?

    There are now lots of different ways to make a stereo master recording of your final mix, so how do you work out which one is best for you?

    Techniques Apr 2002
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    Figure 1. A MIDI loop between a hardware MIDI controller and a computer sequencer.

    Software Mixing With Hardware MIDI Controllers

    How To Choose One

    If you're tired of mixing on-screen using just your mouse and keyboard, then it's worth considering a hardware MIDI controller. But with so many different models available, how do you choose the one that's right for you?

    Techniques Mar 2002
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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.

    Surround Sound Explained: Part 7

    Mixing In Surround

    We consider some of the pros and cons of mixing in surround, and hear how experienced surround producers take advantage of the format, and tackle the problems.

    Techniques Feb 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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    Practical Mixing

    Tips To Help Improve Your Mixing Technique

    Hands-on advice to help you improve the fundamentals of your mixing technique.

    Techniques Jan 2002
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    Using EQ header artwork showing fingers on Focusrite EQ.

    Using Equalisation

    Understanding Instrument & Voice Frequency Ranges

    We explain how to get the best practical results from equalisation by understanding the true frequency ranges of most instruments and voices.

    Techniques Aug 2001

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