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.
Splitting out your stereo signals into separate Mid and Sides tracks can open up a world of creative options in your mix.
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.
Check out these audio files which accompany the July 2019 Mix Rescue article.
We tackle some thorny noise problems, and add a couple of extra parts to breathe new life into this month's track.
Listen to the audio examples that accompany this month's Mix Rescue.
In mixing a live recording of a jazz concert, our engineer had to overcome some unusual spill-related challenges.
We load up the magic buses to take a psychedelic rock mix on a fresh trip.
Dubai welcomed in 2019 with one of the biggest spectacles ever staged. Dom Jones created the epic soundtrack.
Find out how a professional VO artist kept his business afloat during a 12‑day ocean cruise!
After a record label bidding war the success of the Cranberries' first single was vital. Fans of the Smiths, they called in producer Stephen Street...
Our engineer applies his mixing chops to put a professional sheen on an unrepeatable vocal-and-piano performance.
Here are the audio files that accompany February 2019's Mix Rescue article.
Unfinished business: our engineer reworks a track he produced several years ago, and finds he'd left himself with plenty more to do!
To mark its 50th anniversary, two bands have taken to the stage to pay homage to Wendy Carlos’s classic crossover album Switched-On Bach.
The brief for supplying a sound system for a youth piano concert was to make the rig look and sound as transparent as possible...
You don’t have to play synths or ‘real’ instruments to make music: embrace the experimental, and you could use almost anything...
You can do so much more with noise gates and expanders than nix unwanted noise...
Having created the conditions for a successful mix last month, what can you do to fit your vocal in the mix?
Sound designer Walter Trarbach and Foley artist Mike Dobson tell us how they created the sound world for this unique musical adaptation of a hit cartoon.
Once you’ve recorded, edited and comped your vocals, a little careful prep work could pay real dividends when it comes to the mix.