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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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    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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    AUPitch: Better Pitch-shifting?

    Logic Tips & Techniques

    The new Tiger AUPitch plug-in promises better pitch-shifting performance, but does it deliver in practice?

    Techniques Oct 2005
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    Comparing Audio Restoration Plug-ins In Pro Tools

    Pro Tools Tips & Techniques

    We line up three of the most popular audio restoration packages available for Pro Tools. Which gives the most natural results, which is easiest to use, and how do you get the best from them?

    Techniques Aug 2005
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    Convolution Processing With Impulse Responses

    How It Works

    Although convolution is often associated with high-end reverb processing, this technology makes many other new sounds available to you once you understand how it works.

    Techniques Apr 2005

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