Compression (and dynamics in general) is one of the hardest things to grasp in mixing and music production. If you’re having problems learning and understanding it, don’t freak out. It’s perfectly normal.[Read more…] about 9 Tips for Working With Compression
I am a big fan of Dave Pensado and his Pensado’s Place show. I just love this guy. If you don’t know him already, he’s a Grammy Award winning mixing engineer who’s mixed Beyonce, Christina Aguilera, Kelly Clarkson, Mariah Carey, Elton John, Michael Jackson, Pink, Mary J. Blige… Well, you get the picture.
I especially like the “Into the Lair” section of his shows where he explains various aspects of his work in detail. All of his videos are great so I really recommend you to watch all of it. But it’s a lot to go through, so I wanted to put together a collection of “Into the Lair” clips from Pensados Place that have been especially interesting and helpful to me. Below each video, I’ve also included some bonus notes from myself. [Read more…] about Pensado’s Place – “Into the Lair” – Essential Lessons
Compression has become an integral ingredient of most music these days. At the same time it remains somewhat a secret science – a commonly misunderstood one. It’s a great pleasure to have the mastering engineer Barry Gardner from SafeandSound online mastering services to talk to us about how to learn compression. During his long career in music Barry has worked with people such as Terry Callier, Ronnie Wood, Craig David, Kano, Chick Corea and many others. Needless to say he knows his stuff. Time to pay attention.
Let me introduce one of my secret weapons. It’s a free plugin I absolutely love: the Flux Bittersweet II transient designer. [Read more…] about Free Plugin Tip: Flux Bittersweet II