Today I'm writing to all the composer's arrangers and producers out there. The ones who feel the need to fill up their production with as many elements as possible. I'm here to tell you; you've got some insane talent, so stop trying to cover it up with bells and whistles, create a nice tight fit dress that allows the music to shine in all its real glory.
We often look for the most complex solutions, because we build ourselves up to beleive the more complex the solution the greater and more successful the result, but more often than not it's the simplest solutions which work best
A system most artists and producers who've recorded an album are familiar with is the GIANT whiteboard hanging on the control room wall. A production chart of grid lines, mapping each song and every instrument that needs to be recorded. The whiteboard has been a great way for bands and producers to keep focused in the studio, as the recording process can take a lot of time and energy.
With the aim to build bonds with the community, we want to ask YOU what you'd like to learn more about!
We all have, and the matter of the fact is as much as people shun using presets, they have a lot to offer us concerning workflow and learning, which we seem to take for granted.
Now before I proceed, this in no way condones a set and forget attitude...
While turning a new page and preparing for a prosperous year ahead, I thought I'd address some of the bigger mistakes people made in 2016 when mixing their records.
We've been taking to the Instagram account to express some truthful yet polarising views within the audio industry. While at first, it felt scary charting new territory, people have appreciated honesty, and fresh views free from what they want to hear but addressing what they NEED to hear. Based on this feedback I thought it'd be great value to collate and share these video's with you the subscribers of bi-monthly audio;
What do mastering engineers REALLY think about your sound design? We've made some observations, and while most of you might believe that these tips are BASIC, for mastering engineers they're core components which make or break the translation of your vision across onto a final master.
Line up sceptics, the embracement of the digital era is well and truly here, and the audio industry is not falling behind whatsoever. Recently and unsurprisingly the bar in the pro-audio market utilising AI has been raised to new heights. The latest instalment from iZotope, neutron, is a perfect example of that.
Don't depend on the mixing process to create a musical masterpiece from music, productions or recordings which don't satisfy you.