Just what should you expect when engaging a professional arranger or orchestrator to work on your own production? We find out from some of the best in the business...
In their conquest of the pop charts, Pentatonix’s only weapons were the human voice — and the skills of mix engineer Ed Boyer.
Audio files to accompany the article.
We pull a problematic live recording back from the brink.
This month we discuss tracks from Hilary Hahn, Drake, Adele and Rachel Platten. Plus, our Classic Mix: The Kinks 'You Really Got Me' (1964).
Pitch-correction software has lots of uses besides putting vocals in tune! We uncover the creative roles to which today’s pitch processors can be employed.
Engineer, mixer and producer Carlo Montagnese likens his work with the Weeknd to painting — and he’s not afraid to use plenty of colour!
These files accompany the Mix Rescue article in the December 2015 issue of SOS.
Fred’s House: Our engineer overcomes lashings of speaker bleed as he massages a vocal–heavy mix into shape.
We talk guitar recording and more with Grammy-nominated engineer Michael Ilbert, based in Berlin's legendary Hansa Studios.
I've seen it suggested that compressing the stereo bus is the key to getting a mix to come together and sound 'like a record'. Is this really the case?
In the past, tie-in video games have had to use samples to recreate real orchestral soundtracks from the original TV series or film. With 24: The Game, however, it was the other way around.
To celebrate the magazine’s 30th birthday, the SOS team take a trip back in time, finding out what it was really like to work in a mid-’80s home studio.
One of the most misunderstood subjects in pro audio is control–room nearfield monitoring: the dos and don’ts, the problems and suggested remedies.
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.
The Travis Waltons: How do you develop a mix strategy for a song when you don’t understand what the artist intends?
This month we feature Walk The Moon, Jason Derulo, Jack featuring Justin Bieber, Tinie Tempah, Muse and our Classic Mix: Glenn Gould, Bach’s ‘The Goldberg Variations’
New album Electronica sees Jean–Michel Jarre making connections with a galaxy of other legendary figures from the world of electronic music.
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