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    Stage To Studio

    How To Mix A Live Recording

    With spill between instruments and bleed from backline and monitors, live-performance recordings present unique mixing challenges. At London's PLASA show, Miloco Studios' engineer Jamie McEvoy explained how to get a great result.

    Techniques Dec 2019
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    Stage To Studio: Audio Examples

    Hear & See For Yourself

    With spill between instruments and bleed from backline and monitors, live‑performance recordings present unique mixing...

    Techniques Dec 2019
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    Downton Abbey Road

    Music & Mixing For The Film Adaptation

    It might be set in the '20s, but Downton Abbey certainly isn't a silent movie! We talk to the team behind its state-of-the-art sound production.

    Techniques Dec 2019
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    Get The Most Out Of Your Upright Piano

    Upright: Done Right!

    With a little TLC and the right miking technique, even the most neglected piano can produce great recordings.

    Techniques Dec 2019
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    Classic Tracks: Led Zeppelin 'Kashmir'

    Label: Swan Song • Producer: Jimmy Page

    Led Zeppelin's 'Kashmir' became a band-defining track, but it started life in an Airstream trailer known as the Ronnie Lane Mobile Studio.

    Techniques Oct 2019
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    Modern Studio: Vintage Sound [Video]

    Mixing Nashville Country In The Box

    Last time we met producer Lincoln Grounds, he was recording ’50s style. This month, he shows us how to get a vintage sound...

    Techniques Sep 2019
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    Session Notes: Vocals-Piano-Strings

    The Practical Craft Of Recording

    Our engineer tracks and comps some piano and vocal performances, before overdubbing both real and sampled string parts.

    Techniques Sep 2019
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    The Young Punx - Recreate the Drum Sound of Stewart Copeland

    Video Feature

    Hal Ritson of mashup electronica act The Young Punx teams up with drummer Alex Reeves at SNAP! Studios. Their aim? To recreate the unique sound of Police drummer Stewart Copeland.

    Techniques Aug 2019
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    Session Notes: Making Custom Baffles | Audio Examples

    Hear For Yourself

    Listen to these audio examples which accompany this month's Session Notes workshop.

    Techniques Aug 2019
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    Session Notes: Making Custom Baffles

    The Practical Craft of Recording

    Some creative thinking and a little DIY pay real sonic dividends when recording four vocalists.

    Techniques Aug 2019
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    Session Notes: Spektakulatius Revisited | Audio Examples

    Hear For Yourself

    Listen to the audio examples that accompany this month's Session Notes feature.

    Techniques Jul 2019
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    Session Notes: Spektakulatius Revisited

    The Practical Craft Of Recording

    Working with a band for the first time can be exciting, but a second session provides the opportunity to deliver even better results.

    Techniques Jul 2019
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    Working With Mic Bleed

    Learning To Love Spill

    When you record multiple sources in one room, bleed is inevitable. And, used creatively, bleed can make good recordings even better...

    Techniques May 2019
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    Session Notes: Full Band Audio Examples

    Hear For Yourself

    The audio files available on this page accompany my Session Notes article in SOS May 2019 about recording a rock band...

    Techniques May 2019
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    Session Notes: Editing Full Band Recordings

    The Practical Craft of Recording

    Our engineer has the rare chance to compare an overdubbing approach with a band-in-the-room recording — and the winner is clear!

    Techniques May 2019
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    Session Notes: Multi-purpose Recordings | Audio

    Audio Examples To Accompany Our Article

    Our engineer records a rock trio while trying also to offer sufficient options to create a drum sample library!

    Techniques Apr 2019
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    Media Content - April 2019

    Hear For Yourself

    Listing of all SOS April 2019 articles with accompanying media files.

    Techniques Apr 2019
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    Session Notes: Recording Voiceovers At Sea

    The Practical Craft Of Recording

    Find out how a professional VO artist kept his business afloat during a 12‑day ocean cruise!

    Techniques Mar 2019
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    Classic Tracks: The Cranberries 'Linger'

    Producer: Stephen Street • Studio: Windmill 2

    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...

    Techniques Mar 2019
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    Media Content - March 2019

    Hear For Yourself

    Listing of all SOS March 2019 articles with accompanying media files.

    Techniques Mar 2019
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    Recording Piano: Part 2

    Piano Recording & Mixing Techniques At GSI Studios [Video Feature]

    In Part 2 of our Video Feature, Josh Giunta from GSI Studios moves on to the recording and mixing processes, exploring the fine art of microphone positioning, dealing with phase, and mixing techniques.

    Techniques Feb 2019

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