Our engineer weighs up the benefits and pitfalls of a 'stems-only' approach to mixing and mastering an album for a self-recording band.
NF's The Search has revitalised hip-hop with its cinematic textures and arrangements. Longstanding producer Tommee Profitt was at the controls...
The world's first and most successful specialist vocal producer tells SOS how he coaxes magical performances from star singers like Rihanna, Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, Mary J Blige and Beyoncé.
Brush up on your listening skills as we examine the production of some recent hits from Avicii, Dave, Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello, Fantastic Negrito and a classic mix from Procol Harum.
With 32 songs and more than two hours of music, mixing Chris Brown's album Indigo demanded stamina as well as talent!
I read that 1dB is the minimum difference in volume that can be noticed, but I often end up doing much smaller changes in mixes. Am I fooling myself?
To help you brush up on your listening skills, we examine the production of some recent hits from Logic, Ed Sheeran, Lil Nas X and Paul Hardcastle's No.1 sampling classic '19'.
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.
Lil Nas X's novel mash-up of trap and country provided an unexpected showcase for the talents of a leading vocal producer and mixer.
Louis Bell's unique perspective on songwriting and production has brought massive success with acts such as Post Malone, Jess Glynne and Selena Gomez.
For years I've noticed crossfades between two audio files don't behave predictably. I always thought the logarithmic shape was fool-proof, but is it programme-dependent?
Brush up on your listening skills with our analysis of recent hits from Lauren Daigle, Stormzy, Meduza (featuring Goodboys), Tom Walker and a 1966 classic from The Beach Boys.
Mark Linett is the engineer responsible for preserving and enhancing the recorded legacy of America’s greatest pop group...
Devin Townsend turned producer because no-one else could capture his ambitious musical ideas. It led him on a 25-year learning curve that shows no sign of ending...
Teenage sensation Billie Eilish has taken the music world by storm — with an album recorded in her brother's bedroom.
To help you brush up on your listening skills, we examine the production of some recent hits from Dean Lewis, Jonas Brothers, Childish Gambino and a classic mix from Tom Jones.
We tackle some thorny noise problems, and add a couple of extra parts to breathe new life into this month's track.
Innovative production can be made or broken by the mix — and in Rob Kinelski, Billie Eilish's team found the perfect foil.
Check out these audio files which accompany the July 2019 Mix Rescue article.
Manon Grandjean not only recorded and mixed the chart-topping debut by UK rapper Dave — she also mastered it!
Listen to the audio examples that accompany this month's Mix Rescue.
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