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    Doubling For Thicker Sounds

    Double-tracking Techniques

    Your DAW makes it easy to fake old-school doubling techniques, and gives you much more control than producers had in days gone by. We show you how...

    Techniques . Aug 2020
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    How And When To Use Multiband Compression

    Mix Processing Benefits

    Multiband compressors offer unique advantages over their broadband cousins — but they also present some perilous pitfalls for the unwary.

    Techniques . Aug 2020
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    What Are Haas Delays & How Do I Best Use Them? | Podcast

    Expert Tracking & Mixing Tips

    Mike Senior explores the subject of Haas delays at mixdown, explaining how they work, how to get the best out of them, and how to avoid the most common traps associated with them.

    Techniques Jul 2020
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    Creating Shimmer Reverb Effects

    Tips & Techniques

    Creating your own shimmer reverb effects is easy, and gives you plenty of creative control.

    Techniques . Jul 2020
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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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    Reverb: What Do All Those Knobs Do?

    Control Parameters Explained

    Reverb plug-ins can present a bewildering variety of parameters. We explain what they're there for, and how to put them to good use!

    Techniques May 2020
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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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    Pitch-Correcting Vocals With Melodyne

    How To Craft A Pro-Sounding Result

    Pitch correction of vocal parts is now commonplace in all but a few genres. Find out how to craft a professional-sounding result.

    Techniques Jul 2013
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    Pitch-correcting Vocals With Melodyne | Media

    Perfect Your Vocals With Melodyne

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    Techniques Jul 2013
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    Flanger Management

    Sonar Tips & Techniques

    Take Sonar back to the ’60s with this vintage-style tape-flanging effect!

    Techniques Feb 2012
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    Pitch-correction Plug-ins

    Pro Tools Tips & Techniques

    Pitch-correction plug-ins are the key to the current trend for weird vocal effects. Here’s how to achieve them in Pro Tools.

    Techniques Dec 2011
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    Classic Compressors

    Choosing The Right Compressor For The Job

    Now that we have digital models and dynamic convolution technology, were spoilt for choice when it comes to classic compressor flavours. But whether hardware or software, which is right for which job?

    Techniques Sep 2009
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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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    Quartz Composer: OS X's Hidden Gem

    Apple Notes

    While Mac users continue to wait in anticipation for new Mac hardware and software, we explore a really neat application you might not realise you even own, which lets you create your own MIDI- and audio-based visual performances.

    Techniques Apr 2007

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