Using a Compressor in Mix-down

Using a Compressor in Mix-down

There are many applications and styles of compressors but for the producer wanting to get the most out of a mix-down it is one of the most important tools they could ever have. WHY IS IT SO?  In music there is a term known as dynamics. I remember my old band master...
Creating a Recording Space

Creating a Recording Space

Three points on acoustically treating your room for recording & monitoring…. 1. Making the most of it: As most of us don’t have the budget to build the dream recording space, it pays to know how to work with what you have and generally it’s a spare room with flat...
Cheap vs Quality Signal Cables

Cheap vs Quality Signal Cables

Upgrading your cables could really improve your end result. Most of us have a growing collection of broken cables sitting in a box somewhere around the studio. Years ago after throwing out dozens of dud leads I decided to take the plunge and buy some good quality...
Plain Talk On Studio Monitors

Plain Talk On Studio Monitors

If you can hear it you can fix it.. A good set of monitors in your studio can be the difference between the life and death of your mix, the better the monitor the more you can hear what’s really happening in the playback. The first thing to realise is that...
Auto Tune.. Yes or No?

Auto Tune.. Yes or No?

Is it cheating? As always there is a growing divide of opinion over the advances in music technology and it’s effect on the purity of talent vs the distinctly untalented. Can automatic software band generators and vocal correction tools fool the public into accepting...