Canadian Davey Badiuk is a composer, producer, mixing engineer and remixer, known for his unique ability to modernise organic music.
Record producer/mix engineer Luke Smith details how he got his favourite sound on ‘Spanish Sahara’ from Foals...
PJ Harvey and her fearless collaborators have navigated three decades and six albums without repeating themselves, and her new album is another masterclass in innovative production.
Asked to pick a favourite sound to dissect, American mix master Michael Brauer chooses the vocal sound on Elle King’s ‘Ex’s & Oh’s’.
The technical dimension to vocal production is important, but the human dimension is even more so.
Recorded completely at home, Jyoti Mishra’s irresistibly catchy hit single ‘Your Woman’ inspired a generation of bedroom producers.
With Angels & Queens, LA’s Gabriels have produced one of the most adventurous albums of the year.
Stephen Street has worked with the Smiths, Blur, the Cranberries, the Pretenders, Babyshambles and Kaiser Chiefs, and here he details his favourite sound from Blur's 'Song 2'.
In this third episode David continues looking at preamps, outlines the use of VU meters, and explains the benefits of balancing a track prior to mixing.
In this fourth and final episode, David Mellor delves into Gain Staging your plug-ins and how to avoid clipping during the mixing and mastering stages.
In the second episode David Mellor focuses on gain staging during recording, by balancing mic input, preamps and gain within your DAW to achieve the optimal sound level.
Three‑time Grammy Award‑winner Tom Lord‑Alge has an extensive list of multi‑platinum landmark albums and singles to his credit...
David Mellor introduces us to Gain Staging in a brand new series of podcasts. In this first episode he explains the correct use of terminology and gives his three golden rules of Gain Staging.
Asked to choose a favourite sound to dissect, Leo nominated the track ‘Harm Organ’ from his 2021 solo album, Scene Memory 2.
Paul White explains how to get the best out of Amp Simulation software, from achieving a good guitar input signal, setting up effective monitoring for encouraging the best performance and tips on obtaining the desired end-effect.
Richie Hawtin takes us through a seminal Plastikman album — and its unexpected sequel.
American producer, engineer and mixer Ed Stasium nominates the drum sound on Living Colour’s ‘Love Rears Its Ugly Head’ as a particular favourite.
American record producer, engineer and mixer Bob Clearmountain unpacks Neil Finn’s vocal from the Crowded House track ‘I Feel Possessed’.
Producer and mix engineer John Feldman details how he got his favourite vocal sound on the Used’s 2002 debut single.
London‑based record producer, programmer and session musician Andy Wright chooses the drum sound from ‘Dirty Mind’, on Jeff Beck’s 2000 album You Had It Coming.
In part four of his recording series Mark Mynett details how to prepare a vocalist for studio recording and how to select and set up your recording equipment for optimal results.
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