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Hold Up: You can sidechain reverb???

Reverb is awesome. Reverb is good. Reverb is necessary. But it’s also the number one thing that makes mixes muddy and noisy – if you don’t wrangle it right. But by now you certainly know about the Abbey Road trick and its cousins. That’s an amazing way to clean things up in the verb. But there’s another trick that’s not talked about as often (or at least it didn’t used to be): using sidechain compression on the verb.
So, it seems like a good idea to go over a little bit about EQ’ing for these very different beasts, even if they may have been played by the same person!

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Top 5 Considerations When Mixing Orchestral Music

Hey – not everybody is making electronica and indie-rock here. There’s a whole world of creativity (and money, if you’re good at it!) in orchestral music – especially since orchestral samples are so good these days. But mixing an orchestra can be a bit different than mixing a rock band or an electronic track, so here are five of our top considerations when mixing orchestral music.
So, it seems like a good idea to go over a little bit about EQ’ing for these very different beasts, even if they may have been played by the same person!

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How To EQ Guitars – Acoustic vs. Electric

Guitar players are in a unique situation – they can play an instrument that comes in two wildly different flavors. When it comes to audio, the treatment of acoustic guitars is at times a night and day difference.

So, it seems like a good idea to go over a little bit about EQ’ing for these very different beasts, even if they may have been played by the same person!

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Master The Craft And The Art Will Follow

This article first appeared in Recording Magazine. I reprint it here with permission, and I encourage you to subscribe to that publication, as they are a stand up bunch of folk! One of my earliest mentors was a man named Dale, but we always called him “the old man”.  He was a documentary producer at the local public

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