Archive for the ‘Techniques’ Category

Poorly programmed or dull drum fills are a sure sign of an inexperienced musician/producer. Read this good tutorial with examples and get your skills up to speed!

http://www.musicradar.com/tuition/tech/learn-how-drum-fills-work-in-5-easy-steps-639154

KNOWER – Time Traveller

Posted: June 8, 2016 by TGASMrDunne in Songs, Techniques
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Post Dubstep? Dance-Drum n/ Bass? Whatever this is, it’s just quite amazing. Production is fantastic, tons of formant twisting, shimmering synths with Launchpad gymnastics to boot. Hope these guys make it big.

Creative EQ for drums

Posted: June 8, 2016 by TGASMrDunne in Recording, Techniques, theory
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Getting the drums to sound right can be challenging. AS and A2 students will find this article and the accompanying video very useful.

http://www.musicradar.com/tuition/tech/6-ways-eq-can-improve-your-electronic-beats-637806

Pro Audio Essentials -Ear Training

Posted: May 12, 2016 by TGASMrDunne in Techniques, theory
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Attention AS and A2 students! You could do worse than visiting the iZotope Pro Audio Essentials ear training site to help prepare for your upcoming exams!

https://pae.izotope.com/

Chemical Brothers ‘GO’ – Analysis

Posted: April 19, 2016 by TGASMrDunne in Songs, Techniques, theory
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A quick and simple breakdown from Computer Music on the recent Chemical Brothers song ‘Go’. Useful for AS and A2 students looking for information on how to structure a song for maximum impact while maintaining the flow.

http://www.musicradar.com/tuition/tech/anatomy-of-a-hit-chemical-brothers-go-636615

Very useful article and video tutorial for all current AS and A2 students, especially at this crucial stage in the year!

http://www.musicradar.com/tuition/guitars/how-to-record-your-band-part-9-the-final-mix-636489

A helpful video from Steinberg and Future Music on the best methods and equipment for recording vocals. Of particular interest is the section on ‘mic technique’, where singers have to change their positioning and performance to achieve the best results. A must watch for AS and A2.

Mid Side Recording

Posted: November 27, 2015 by TGASMrDunne in Articles, Recording, Techniques
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What are the advantages of using mid-side recording? How do you process the audio once it has been recorded? Read this excellent article from Universal Audio on this tricky to master technique.

http://www.uaudio.com/blog/mid-side-mic-recording/

Capturing a jazz kit.

Posted: November 26, 2015 by TGASMrDunne in studio, Techniques
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Useful little video from Audio Technica on an easy method of capturing an authentic jazz sound.

 

The folks at Future Music have put together a nice little exploration of this common production technique. Use it to highlight particular words or phrases, smooth a transition, or create extreme ghostly effects. Remember though, overuse of techniques like this can ruin a piece, so use sparingly for maximum impact!

http://www.musicradar.com/tuition/tech/how-to-create-a-reverse-vocal-reverb-630547

How to create a reverse vocal reverb