This month, our engineer remixes a Pink Floyd-inspired track, and in the process shows that there’s still a place for old-school rock production techniques!
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Whether you’re programming electronic beats, or reinforcing rock drums, there’s more to drum layering than meets the ear.
The abandoned Soviet mining village of Pyramiden provided Efterklang with a unique recording venue — and the constant threat of being eaten by polar bears.
With a little cunning and resourcefulness, you can improve the sound of nearly any studio — even when it’s on the other side of the world!
With 44 million TV viewers and a 10,000-strong live audience, the Grammys are one show that you really don’t want to screw up...
Don’t be scared to trash something you’ve already recorded if it helps you to achieve a better end result...
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Avoid all the low-frequency pitfalls and learn to achieve the perfect foundation for any mix, with our bass-mixing masterclass...
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Soaring, anthemic descants and quicksilver runs are the meat and potatoes of old-school string arranging. But they may not be enough to save the day when disaster strikes…
In a departure from the usual home-studio make-overs, this month we answer an SOS call from the historic Radio Caroline!
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Our tame mix engineer was asked to inject some dark, moody aggression into this month’s track. Read on to find out how he did it...
Outdoor live-sound work can be immensely satisfying to do — but it also involves some serious preparation...
The SOS team are tasked with improving speech recordings for an audio newspaper aimed at the partially sighted.
Technically speaking, working with a single-track recording may not be 'mixing', but a surprising amount of useful mixing‑style finessing can still be performed.
What are the secrets to a successful soundcheck? We asked some of the biggest names in the live sound industry to share their top tips.
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