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    Inside Track: The Lathums ‘I’ll Get By’

    Secrets Of The Mix Engineer: Caesar Edmunds

    British guitar band The Lathums achieved the rare feat of topping the charts with their debut album. Mix engineer Caesar Edmunds was at the controls.

    Techniques . Dec 2021
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    Vocal Comping & Editing

    Piecing Together The Perfect Performance

    To transform multiple takes into truly great vocal tracks, you might need to look further than your DAW’s built‑in comping tools.

    Techniques . Dec 2021
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    Compression: What Do All Those Knobs Do?

    How To Make Compressors Do What You Want

    Dynamics processing is a core mixing technique, but it’s often misunderstood. We explain how to make a compressor do what you want it to!

    Techniques . Nov 2021
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    Inside Track: Rod Wave 'Street Runner'

    Secrets Of The Mix Engineer: Travis Harrington

    Rod Wave’s chart‑topping album Soulfly was not only recorded in hotel rooms, but mixed and mastered on the road too. Travis Harrington was the engineer who made it work.

    Techniques . Nov 2021
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    How To Make It In K-Pop

    The Asian Music Market

    Successful songwriters and producers explain how to adapt your skills to the massive Far Eastern market.

    Techniques . Oct 2021
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    Inside Track: Måneskin ‘Beggin’

    Secrets Of The Mix Engineers: Alessandro Marcantoni

    Italian band Måneskin were unlikely winners of the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest, but even that couldn’t prepare them for what came next. Mix engineer Alessandro Marcantoni tells the story of their viral single ‘Beggin’.

    Techniques . Oct 2021
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    Mix Rescue: Kirsty Cooke

    Our Experts Transform Your Tracks

    There are times when a mix engineer needs to do more than just mixing — even if that takes you out of your comfort zone!

    Techniques Oct 2021
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    Mix Rescue: Kirsty Cooke | Audio Examples

    Hear For Yourself

    These audio examples accompany the Mix Rescue feature in Sound On Sound October 2021.

    Techniques Oct 2021
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    Inside Track: Polo G ‘Rapstar’

    Secrets Of The Mix Engineers: Todd Hurtt

    Polo G could have worked with any superstar mix engineer on the planet. Instead, he chose relative unknown Todd Hurtt to mix his hit album Hall Of Fame.

    Techniques . Sep 2021
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    Remote Vocal-Ensemble Production

    We show you how to get great results from self‑recording singers.

    Techniques . Sep 2021
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    David Bottrill: Crown Lands 'White Buffalo' Track Breakdown

    VIDEO FEATURE

    Producer and engineer David Bottrill is legendary for his work with Peter Gabriel, Tool, Muse, Smashing Pumpkins and Staind....

    Techniques Sep 2021
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    Eddie Bazil - Production Engineer

    Colouring Drum Beats | Podcast

    Expert Production Tips

    In this episode, Eddie Bazil offers tips for creating a signature sound using sound design techniques and offers a range of suggestions on how drums can be processed.

    Techniques Sep 2021
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    Mix Rescue: Adding Life To Sample-based Productions

    Rich Townsend AKA Samplehound

    We explore some ways in which creative mixing can add life to a sample‑based production.

    Techniques . Aug 2021
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    Inside Track: St Vincent ‘Pay Your Way In Pain’

    Secrets Of The Mix Engineers: Cian Riordan

    The experimental production behind St Vincent’s album Daddy’s Home made for an unusual and challenging mix.

    Techniques . Aug 2021
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    Eddie Bazil of Samplecraze

    Using Transient Shapers | Podcast

    Expert Production Tips

    In this episode, Eddie Bazil discusses using Transient Shapers in place of EQ and provides six practical examples.

    Techniques Aug 2021
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    5 Biggest Mixing Mistakes And How To Avoid Them!

    Over 21,000 Student Mixes Analysed

    HOFA‑College’s tutors have analysed more than 21,000 student mixes. We draw on this practical experience to identify the five most common mistakes made by beginners.

    Techniques Aug 2021
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    Paul White - Executive Editor

    FX Chain Order | Podcast

    Does The Order Matter?

    Paul White explains the basic concepts behind FX chain order and gives examples of how these guidelines can be broken in order to achieve new and unique audio outcomes.

    Techniques Aug 2021
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    Paul White - Executive Editor

    Creative Use Of Auto-Tune | Podcast

    7 Tips For Creating Soundscapes

    Paul White explains the basics of Auto-Tune and demonstrates 7 tips to help you create a variety of alternative textured soundscapes.

    Techniques Jul 2021
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    Creating Usable Synth Bass

    Bass Exploration

    Make your mixes easier by getting the bass sound right from the start.

    Techniques Jul 2021
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    Inside Track: Young Thug & Gunna ‘Ski’

    Secrets Of The Mix Engineer: Bainz

    Traditionally educated in the art of recording, Bainz has had to adapt to Atlanta rap’s studio culture. Here, he talks us through his mix of Young Thug and Gunna’s hit single, ‘Ski’.

    Techniques Jul 2021
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    Eddie Bazil of Samplecraze

    Using Dynamic EQ | Podcast

    Expert Production Tips

    Eddie Bazil takes us through some of the different uses for Dynamic EQ, including enhancing drums and vocals and separating elements within a mix.

    Techniques Jun 2021

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