This web site was brought to my attention from Twitter posts by Wiley Ross (thanks!)
I spent a couple of hours early this morning (no Netflix streaming video of ‘King of the Hill’ today) having a wonderful time reading about how to do things in the recording studio.
Most helpful were pointers off to places where the real basic information isBasix. A great example is How the Hell Do I Use Reverb Anyway?!?
At some point I will probably make a separate page that has all of the links to the hints and other resources.
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Plugin Automation enable shortcut, Tab to transient, Quick Punch record and inserts are post Master fader are four fundamental functions within Pro Tools. For experienced users these four things will probably be old news, but the amount of new users I come across who arent aware of them astounds me.
via Quick Tip: 4 Pro Tools Functions You Need to Know.
Reverb is one of the things that can make or break a mix. Too much and it will either sound like its from the eighties or just plain too cluttered to be able to hear correctly. Too little and you feel like every instrument is attacking you at once.
via How The Hell Do I Use Reverb Anyway?!? Basix.
For many audio writers, the basics of production sometimes seem so trivial that theyre overlooked as topics for sites like Audiotuts+. A piece on setting up send/return effects has been a request of readers for a while now, and today Ill teach you how to create??and use??this handy method of routing audio through effects processors.
The name send/return came from the practice of sending a sound out from an amp, into an effect processor, and then back into the amp again before finally playing back through the speaker. Although the effected signal never really returns to the audio source (the audio track) in digital methods, the name has stuck.
via How to Set Up Send/Return Effects in Logic Pro 9.
Theres no denying that parallel compression is a great way to pump up just about any group of instruments. The technique involves creating a parallel stream of audio, compressing the hell out of it and mixing it with your original signal. It tends to work especially well with drums and percussion.
via Quick Tip: Super Quick Parallel Compression.
The idea here is to use the humble Marker to navigate to certain groups of instruments. As you can see in the following screen shot, this particular session has an abundance of tracks, but (because I like to view them at medium height) we can only see a certain number at a time.
via Quick Tip: Using Markers to Show/Hide Tracks in Pro Tools.
I told him how I like to use a short plate reverb on vocals, especially live but also in the studio, and he told me how hed much rather use delay instead of reverb. That got me thinking: When should you rather use delay instead of reverb?
via Live Sound Tips – Delay or reverb? | Audio Issues.
From a music production standpoint, recording guitar correctly can be one of the most fundamental aspects of a great track. Everybody can relate to the sound, swing and groove of the guitar so during the recording process there needs to be thought put into how you want that guitar to sound, and how you want that guitar part to groove.
via Recording Guitar – The Production Process | Audio Issues.