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Top ten emerging technologies which will change your life

Computers controlled by thought and other cutting edge developments have been named in a list of the top ten technologies which could shape our future<p>Computers operated by the power of thought, wearable technology and advanced cancer treatments are among the top ten emerging technologies which will …

Carbon Fiber

NASA Has Discovered 715 New Planets

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>NASA's Kepler mission, which has been searching the skies for Earth-like planets since 2009, has …

100 Greatest Guitarists: David Fricke's Picks

From Jerry Garcia and Joan Jett to B.B. King and Jimi Hendrix, Rolling Stone critic chooses the best and most influential guitarists in rock<p>In 2003, …

Guitar

Best Free VST Plugins

Would you like to know what the best free VST plugins are? The truth is we all love free stuff, right? More importantly, free stuff that is truly …

A Lesson on Setting Levels

Mastering: How to make a song louder in mastering - and the price you pay

The Zen of Audio Plugins: How to Limit Yourself

My buddy Graham at The Recording Revolution had a really great post this week about all the audio plugins we use in our DAW.<p>Specifically, whether we …

Music Production

Guitar Mixing Tips and Tricks

Audio Mixing

Avid Pro Tools Tutorial - Routing multi-outs

6 Steps For Getting Your Best Mix Ever

Audio engineering is a surprisingly competitive arena. Us meek and mild mixers often find ourselves in head-to-head competition — or even tougher — …

Music Production

How to get a good vocal recording standing in front of a loud guitar amp?

3rd June 2013<p>#<b>1</b><p>3rd June 2013<p>#<b>2</b><p>Registered User<p>Quote:<p>Originally Posted by <b>asdfdsa</b><p>Interested in getting studio quality vocals in a live band situation, …

In The Studio: Introducing The Effective 20-Minute Recording Mix

In this video, Joe shows us a new technique he developed to meet the need of getting a client a commensurate mix of a new track as quickly as …

Audio Recording

Religiously Recorded: Why The Studio Is Still Relevant - MTT

(View From The Control Room @ January Sounds Studios Addison, TX)<p>This piece is sure to be the enemy of home studio manufacturers, yet it’s something …

Music Industry

How to carve a kick drum out of a recording

7 Great Drum Mixing Videos

Does mixing drums intimidate you a little bit?<p>Yeah, me too sometimes.<p>The trick to being confident with mixing drums (or any instrument for that …

Music Production

John Bonham's Isolated Drum Track for "Fool In The Rain" and "Whole Lotta Love"

Led Zeppelin’s Fool In The Rain from their 1979 album, In Through the Out Door was the final U.S. single released during the band’s tenure, reaching …

How to Enhance Drums with Parallel Distortion

Matthew Weiss recently wrote an article called 7 Advanced Mixing Techniques That Can Get You in Trouble.<p>There was some confusion over the first tip …

Music Production

How And Why To Use Multichannel Instruments In Your DAW

Most virtual instruments you can buy today have multiple outputs that you can use in conjunction with the sequencer and mixer inside your host DAW. …

10 Great Tips For Better Home & DIY Recordings

This is a guest post by <i>Rajiv Agarwal. If you want to contribute a post, please see the guest post guidelines.</i><p>1. Start with some good gear<p>A good …

Music Production

TMP Guide to Guitars – Day 2 – Mic Technique

Today’s post is all about mic technique for guitar cabs. When it comes to recording guitar, I still think that real amps sound better than digital …

Quick Tip: How to Cut and Enhance Your Vocal Phrases

Vocals are an important element in many dance tracks. In this quick tip I will show you some tricks that add interest to your vocal phrases.<p>Step 1: …

The Critical First Hour Of Your Mix - Recording Revolution

<b>Did you know that 80% of your mix comes in the first hour?</b> It’s true. The majority of your mix’s sound, vibe, and direction is set in those first 60 …

7 Obscure Mixing Techniques Used by the Pros

Most of the time there’s an obvious choice. Need more midrange? Grab an EQ and boost the midrange. Need more control of the source? Volume automation …

7 Simple Mixing Tips to a Greater Mix

<i>This is a guest post by Vincent Dubroeucq. If you want to submit a guest post please read the guest post guidelines..</i><p>You’ve hopefully recorded your …

20 Ways To Play Guitar Better

Getting better on guitar is all about learning. You may think you’re doing fine, but all players can improve with some thought about what they’re …

4 Tips For A Great Recording

It's book excerpt time again, this time from <b>How To Make Your Band Sound Great,</b> a particular favorite of mine. This excerpt contains 4 tips for a …

The Two Column Approach To Mixing - Recording Revolution

<b>I’m going to let you in on a little secret, a foundational principle that is the core of my mixing workflow and the workflow of every great mixer I</b> …

How to Mix In-Your-Face Rock Vocals

Gritty, in-your-face vocals can sound awesome and really give you a nice edge to your rock production. But how do you get from a noisy, home …