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    Podcast Like A Pro!

    Podcast Production For The Project-studio Owner

    If you're a musician, podcasting is the perfect application for the studio skills and equipment you already have.

    Techniques . Jun 2020
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    Inside Track: Lil Baby 'Sum 2 Prove'

    Secrets Of The Mix Engineers: Tillie

    In just seven years at hip-hop label Quality Control, Thomas 'Tillie' Mann has helped shape the sound of Atlanta rap.

    Techniques . Jun 2020
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    Adrian Bushby Drum Tracking snare drum

    Three Ways To Compress Snare - Mike Senior | Podcast

    Expert Tracking & Mixing Tips

    Compression can do radically different things to the sound of a snare drum, depending on how it's set up. In this episode, Mike Senior explores three ways in which a compressor can help bring your snare tracks to life.

    Techniques Jun 2020
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    Inside Track: Dua Lipa 'Don't Start Now'

    Secrets Of The Mix Engineers: Ian Kirkpatrick

    Dua Lipa's mega-hit 'Don't Start Now' grew out of a writing session in Wyoming to achieve world-wide chart domination. Producer Ian Kirkpatrick was there from the start.

    Techniques . May 2020
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    Remote Music Production

    Successful Recording Over The Internet

    Social distancing needn't mean the end of studio recording. We explain a simple, free setup for real-time online collaboration.

    Techniques May 2020
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    Producer Oak Felder in his studio.

    Warren 'Oak' Felder: Recording & Producing Demi Lovato's 'Sorry Not Sorry'

    VIDEO FEATURE

    In our latest in-depth video feature, producer Oak Felder takes us inside his studio — and his Logic session — to show exactly...

    Techniques Apr 2020
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    Mix Rescue: Andy Zuk

    Our Experts Transform Your Tracks

    Virtual drums and guitar processors are certainly capable of delivering great sounds — but they don't always behave as you'd expect when it comes to mixdown.

    Techniques . Apr 2020
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    Inside Track: Selena Gomez 'Rare'

    Secrets Of The Mix Engineers: Sir Nolan & Tony Maserati

    Working with ace mixer Tony Maserati taught producer Sir Nolan that hit-making is as much about what you take away as what you add...

    Techniques . Apr 2020
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    Inside Track: Ellie Goulding 'River'

    Secrets Of The Mix Engineers: Jason Elliott, Joe Kearns & Max Cooke

    The minimal arrangement of Ellie Goulding's unlikely New Year number one was underpinned by a rather less minimal mix...

    Techniques . Mar 2020
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    Mix Rescue: Rearranging

    Our Experts Transform Your Tracks

    Solutions to mixing problems can sometimes be found in your arrangement...

    Techniques . Mar 2020
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    Mix Rescue: Rearranging | Audio Examples

    Hear For Yourself

    These audio files accompany my Mix Rescue article in SOS March 2020, featuring the song 'Muddy Water' by Dorothea Wessel.

    Techniques Mar 2020
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    Mixing Bruno Mars Live

    Chris Rabold: FOH Engineer

    Chris Rabold has gone from selling T-shirts out of a van to mixing Bruno Mars' epic two-year 24K Magic tour.

    Techniques Mar 2020
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    Mix Rescue: Overcoming The Room

    Our Experts Rework Your Tracks

    Our engineer visits a reader's home studio to help improve his mixes, and shows that you can get great results from even the modest of monitors.

    Techniques . Feb 2020
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    Inside Track: Luke Combs 'Beer Never Broke My Heart'

    Secrets Of The Mix Engineers: Jim Cooley & Scott Moffatt

    Luke Combs' anthemic songs have crossed over from the country world to top mainstream charts. We talk to the production team behind his massive hit singles.

    Techniques . Feb 2020
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    Session Notes: Recording Status Quo

    The Practical Craft of Recording

    Guest engineer Andy Brook discusses his approach to recording the legendary British rockers' 33rd studio album.

    Techniques Jan 2020
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    Inside Track: Tones And I 'Dance Monkey'

    Secrets Of The Mix Engineers: Konstantin Kersting

    After unknown busker Tones and I teamed up with unknown producer Konstantin Kersting, she soon became very well known indeed!

    Techniques Jan 2020
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    Mixing Virtual Drums

    How To Improve Your Drum Recordings

    Do your virtual acoustic drum parts never seem to work in the context of a mix? Here's how to fashion more natural and compelling results...

    Techniques Jan 2020
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    Stage To Studio

    How To Mix A Live Recording

    With spill between instruments and bleed from backline and monitors, live-performance recordings present unique mixing challenges. At London's PLASA show, Miloco Studios' engineer Jamie McEvoy explained how to get a great result.

    Techniques Dec 2019
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    Stage To Studio: Audio Examples

    Hear & See For Yourself

    With spill between instruments and bleed from backline and monitors, live‑performance recordings present unique mixing...

    Techniques Dec 2019
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    Downton Abbey Road

    Music & Mixing For The Film Adaptation

    It might be set in the '20s, but Downton Abbey certainly isn't a silent movie! We talk to the team behind its state-of-the-art sound production.

    Techniques Dec 2019
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    Inside Track: DaBaby 'Intro'

    Secrets Of The Mix Engineers: Kevin McCloskey

    Modern rap might be minimalist, but that doesn't mean it's easy to mix — especially when, as on DaBaby's Kirk album, the vocals were tracked in a hotel room.

    Techniques Dec 2019

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