Comparing Artists To Start-Ups Lazy, Unhealthy, Beside The Point. – hypebot: “Comparing artists to start-ups is a trend that has emerged this last couple of years as music and tech became ever more increasingly tied and the latter churned out its daily dose of spectacular stories and unicorns. When a particular field is successful, it would be a shame not to try to find some key take aways and apply them to an ecosystem like music where everything has been challenged and turned upside down these last 15 years or so.”
Tips for Controlling, Filtering and Shaping Reverbs: “… you can also process the reverb separately from your dry tracks…”
You solo the kick drum, add an EQ plugin, and tweak it until the kick sounds great. You move on to the snare, solo it, and do the same thing. Then you solo the vocals and compress them in isolation. And you slowly move through your mix, using the solo button to shape each track individually.
It’s tempting to work this way. After all, it’s easier to focus on one track at a time. Since you’re not being distracted by other sounds, you can hear subtle changes more clearly. And this helps you make better choices, right?
“Your signal processing chain (that is, the order of your plugins on each track) will most likely reflect the order in which you address different aspects of your mix. In this process you may have experimented with the order of two specific tools, the compressor and EQ. Does one necessarily affect the other?”
Prosound Network: DAW Migration: Pros Consider PT Alternatives: “Especially amongst professional power users, Pro Tools (PT) is the market-leading digital audio workstation (DAW) without a doubt. However, in recent years, a number of factors have prompted some stalwart PT-based pros to reconsider their unofficial alliances with the Avid (formerly Digidesign) recording suite. Here, we share insight from a cross-section of established professionals in the midst of a DAW migration, considering DAWs from pro audio firms including Apple, Cakewalk, Harrison, MOTU, PreSonus and Steinberg.
Software hegemony has been on my mind in several arenas lately. This article just continues to make me consider such things.
iZotope Education | iZotope – Blog – Answering Your Questions: “Getting your mixes to translate well on multiple different devices can be challenging. Let’s figure out why.”
20 great free and open source music making programs | MusicRadar: “20 great free and open source music making programs”
Audio Mastering Month | iZotope – Blog – 8 Mixing Tips for Better Audio Masters: “The best and safest approach is to get your mixes sounding as close as you can to perfect to the best of your ability. Then the mastering engineer has something to work with!”