Posts Tagged ‘audio production’

Broadcast Loudness Murder

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

The concept of loudness in audio recordings has been a bone of contention for many producers for about two decades now, although the last ten years have seen it surge to such levels that prolonged exposure to some modern recordings can actually induce nausea (because of the audio rather than the music)…

Four Tet – Composer, Producer, Musician?

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

Following his breakthrough album Pause in 2001, Kieran Hebden has established himself as something of a cult figure on the electronic music scene, even being credited with creating the genre known as ‘folktronica’. However, his production techniques are well worth a closer look…

More Mastering Tips For Home Studios

Wednesday, March 18th, 2009

Mastering just won’t go away, and more and more people (myself included) want to do it in the depths of a DAW. Although it is possible to achieve decent results at home, it’s better to leave mastering to someone with really good monitors and experienced ears. But who am I kidding…

More Cowbell, More Drums

Monday, January 14th, 2008

One of the immutable laws of music production is that, no matter what style of record you’re dealing with, you can never have too much cowbell. In fact, one of the most effective ways of predicting which upcoming single is going to be a major international hit is to check its cowbell usage. No cowbell is probably fatal; some cowbell is good, more cowbell is best…
(from music technology)

A Compressed Guide To Audio Compression

Thursday, January 10th, 2008

A compressor is arguably the most vital plug-in processor in an audio producer’s toolbox (after reverb, that is) – but is also one of the most difficult to fully understand, and almost certainly the most difficult to use properly. There are a few things you should know before you start down the compression trail…