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    Paul White

    ECHO: Back To Basics | Podcast

    From Tape To Plug-Ins

    Paul White looks back over the history of the echo effect, from tape loops through to plug-ins, and explores how modern echo effects can be used as sound design tools.

    Techniques Oct 2021
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    How Phasers Work

    Effects Explained

    Have you ever wondered what lies behind the intriguing wobbles and lush swooshes of this classic effect?

    Sound Advice . Aug 2021
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    Eddie Bazil of Samplecraze

    Using Transient Shapers | Podcast

    Expert Production Tips

    In this episode, Eddie Bazil discusses using Transient Shapers in place of EQ and provides six practical examples.

    Techniques Aug 2021
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    Saturation Strategies | Audio Examples

    Hear For Yourself

    Audio files to accompany SOS May 2021's Saturation Stratgeies workshop.

    Techniques May 2021
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    Saturation Strategies

    Improving Your Mixes

    Saturation effects can be used in different ways to make mixing easier. Find out how...

    Techniques May 2021
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    Mixing With Pedals

    Enhance Your Creativity

    Why let guitarists have all the fun? Stompboxes can be inspirational mixing tools.

    Techniques Apr 2021
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    Olivier Alary & Johannes Malfatti

    Inspiring Creativity With VoIP | Podcast

    Olivier and Johannes go behind the scenes on the techniques that they used to create their latest collaborative album featuring the use of VoIP technology to process sound.

    People Feb 2021
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    Choosing A 500-series Chassis

    Slot Machines

    Not all 500‑series racks are created equal. Here’s what you need to know to make your choice.

    Sound Advice Nov 2020
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    Various 500-series modules in API rack.

    Choosing 500-series Modules

    Variety Show

    With so many modules on the market, how do you make the right choices?

    Sound Advice Nov 2020
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    Mastering Essentials: EQ - Balance, Don’t Match

    Part 4 - The SOS Techniques Guide | by Ian Shepherd

    EQ will make or break your master. It's the single most important factor in mastering, once you've decided the loudness...

    Techniques Nov 2020
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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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    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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    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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    Q. Do digital effects always cause problems when used via an aux send?

    I've got a Zoom MS-70CDR [multi-effects] pedal, and a few people are saying not to use it via an aux send and return, owing to a comb-filtering issue. Have you noticed this issue with digital pedals on aux returns?

    Sound Advice Jun 2020
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    Q. How steep should I make a high-pass filter?

    I've always advised my students to set their high-pass filter slope at a steep setting of 48dB per octave to reduce boominess. Is this the best advice to give my students, who are very much at the beginner stage?

    Sound Advice Jun 2020
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    The Hidden Dangers Of Vintage EQ

    Pultec EQP‑1A & Models

    Plug‑in models of classic hardware can sound great if you feed them the right level. But what level is right?

    Sound Advice Jun 2020
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    Adrian Bushby Drum Tracking snare drum

    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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    Q. Will the ToneDexter work with an on–board mic?

    Can I get good results on a Dobro that has a Shertler Basik on‑board mic, or will I need a piezo pickup?

    Sound Advice Sep 2019
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    Voxengo Tube Amp plug-in.

    Q. What's the difference between saturation and distortion?

    How do you differentiate between the following terms: saturation, harmonics, distortion, overdrive? Are all of these just similar terms with different names?

    Sound Advice Aug 2019

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