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    Three Ways To Compress Snare - Mike Senior | Podcast

    Expert Tracking & Mixing Tips

    Compression can do radically different things to the sound of a snare drum, depending on how it's set up. In this episode, Mike Senior explores three ways in which a compressor can help bring your snare tracks to life.

    Techniques Jun 2020
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    Who knew you could have this much musical fun with a piece of software driven by command-line instructions...?

    Deezer release free source separation code

    Open-source demixing algorithm released as Spleeter

    Ever wanted to 'demix' a finished track into its component parts? That dream takes a step closer to reality with this command-line-driven code...

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    Production Techniques Using Gates & Expanders

    Golden Gates

    You can do so much more with noise gates and expanders than nix unwanted noise...

    Techniques Sep 2018
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    Revoice Pro 3.2 Masterclass (Part 3)

    In-depth Guide

    We explore some more advanced techniques and less-obvious applications for Synchro Arts’ powerful audio-alignment processor.

    Techniques Feb 2017
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    Revoice Pro 3.2 Masterclass (Part 2)

    In-depth Tutorial

    We dive deeper into Synchro Arts’ powerful pitch-processing and audio-alignment software.

    Techniques Jan 2017
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    Revoice Pro 3.2 Masterclass (Part 1)

    In-depth Tutorial

    This uniquely powerful pitch, energy and time alignment software could save you hours of edits.

    Techniques Dec 2016
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    Extract Vocals From A Stereo Mix | Media

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    Have you ever wondered how to separate a vocal or the instrumental backing from a stereo mix? We find out what’s possible — and what isn’t.

    Techniques Jun 2016
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    Extract Vocals From A Stereo Mix

    Tips & Techniques

    Have you ever wondered how to separate a vocal or the instrumental backing from a stereo mix? We find out what’s possible — and what isn’t.

    Techniques Jun 2016
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    Creative Pitch Processing | Media

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    Techniques Dec 2015
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    Creative Pitch Processing

    Pitching New Ideas

    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.

    Techniques Dec 2015
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    Q. Can Haas delays be mono-compatible?

    I’ve been using the Haas delay effect to add some nice width to my guitar parts. It sounds great, but I’ve noticed that when I listen in mono my guitars pretty much disappear from the mix. Any advice?

    Sound Advice Aug 2015
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    Tape Delay In Your DAW

    Using A Reel-to-Reel Recorder For Echo Effects

    Second-hand tape recorders are cheap and can provide uniquely warm, organic delay effects. Best of all, its a piece of cake to integrate them into a digital mixing setup. We tell you how...

    Techniques Aug 2007
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    Q. How do I maximise loudness on tracks?

    I have been recording music for quite a few years now, but I always get the same problem when I listen back to my mixes:...

    Sound Advice May 2007
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    Preparing Your Music For Mastering: Part 2

    Mastering: How The Pros Do It

    Last month we discussed how to prepare mixes so that they are ready for the mastering engineer. This month, we look inside the mastering room during the processing of an album, to see what kind of equipment is used, and the sort of processes that are applied to finish the tracks to the required standard.

    Techniques Oct 2005
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    Q. Can I use a Mono compressor for Stereo compression?

    I was wondering if it's possible to use a single mono compressor that can be stereo linked (the Focusrite ISA430, for...

    Sound Advice May 2005
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    Q. How do I compress a stereo source?

    I am recording using a spaced-pair miking setup and I want to apply light compression to the signal. Where in the signal chain should I insert the compressor (pre- or post-fade), and will I have to buy a dedicated stereo compressor to do the job properly?

    Sound Advice Oct 2004
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    Q. In what order should I compress and EQ?

    When using a compressor and an EQ as insert effects on a snare drum, is it better to use compression followed by EQ or EQ first then compression?

    Sound Advice Sep 2004
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    Using Your Plug-in Delay Effects

    Sequencer Delay Masterclass

    Although delay can be one of the most simple studio effects, software delay plug-ins often provide a bewildering array of options. So we take a look at what all the sliders and switches do, and provide advice on how best to use them.

    Techniques Jul 2003
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    Using Your Sequencer's Reverb Processors

    Masterclass

    Reverb is vital for most types of modern music production, so it's no surprise to find that many sequencers provide a variety of reverb plug-ins. But what do all those different parameters do?

    Techniques Jun 2003
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    Q & A

    Your Questions Answered

    What advantages are there to variable input impedance? • How can I extract loops from audio sample CDs? • Can I use the True Tape option in Cubase to prevent clipping? • Should I use S/PDIF or AES for long cable runs? • Can you have too much low-frequency absorption? • What's the best way to use the multiple filters on my soft synth?

    Sound Advice Jun 2003
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    Using Your DAW's Compressors & Limiters

    Software Dynamics Masterclass

    All of the main MIDI + Audio sequencers now have a bewildering array of compression and limiting plug-ins built in, but many home musicians are unclear about what all those controls and options do. And with so many varieties of each plug-in available, which one should you choose for the job in hand?

    Techniques Mar 2003
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