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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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    Matt Wiggins: Recording & Mixing Engineer

    MPG Recording Engineer Of The Year

    Engineer Matt Wiggins has worked with everyone who's anyone — and knows that he needs to be prepared for anything!

    People Jun 2019
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    Catherine Marks

    Producer & Engineer

    Catherine Marks trained in one of the world's most demanding professions — then gave it all up to make tea in a studio...

    People Jan 2019
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    Steven Wilson: Remixing Classic Albums

    Improving On Perfection

    Prog-rock wunderkind Steven Wilson is using his studio skills to give legendary rock albums a new lease of life.

    People Jan 2019
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    Marta Salogni

    Engineer & Producer

    Talent and hard work have taken Marta Salogni from dive bars in Italy to working with A-list mixing and production clients in the UK in less than a decade.

    People Aug 2018
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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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    Bryony October

    Touring Engineer

    There are many jobs involved in large-scale touring — and established front-of-house mixer Bryony October has pretty much done them all.

    People May 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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    Q. How can I match my mixer’s insert send levels to a high-end compressor?

    I have a slight level mismatch that I don’t know how best to resolve. I want to patch the Dangerous Music Compressor through the inserts on two of an Allen & Heath GL2400 mixer’s input channels. The problem is that the send signal from the mixer is a tad weak for hitting the compressor where it works best...

    Sound Advice Feb 2018
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    Jack Antonoff

    Songwriter & Producer

    Go-to producer for Taylor Swift, Lorde and St. Vincent, Jack Antonoff has the rare ability to translate wild experimentation into record sales.

    People Jan 2018
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    Producing EDM

    The Zedd Interview

    German producer Zedd has become a star by bringing musicality to electronic dance music.

    People Nov 2017
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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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    Ariel Rechtshaid

    Producer & Songwriter

    Star producer Ariel Rechtshaid inhabits many different musical worlds at once. No wonder he’s busy...

    People Aug 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
  • 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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