Tag Archives: Mixing

Mixing as a Performance; Music as an Experience

I’m old enough to have tried to mix a sixteen track tape down to stereo, without mixing desk automation, having abused the tracks on my multi-track tape to cram more than sixteen instruments into my song, by the simple expedient … Continue reading

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Making A Brilliant Record Is Really Hard, Unless…

Mastering a finished album of songs is really difficult.  There are books written about it.  People pay mastering experts loads of money to do a good job of it.  It takes hours of painstaking work.  You have to have critical … Continue reading

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Living In A Box

Once upon a time, recording studios were big places costing millions, with specially designed and treated audio rooms, massive recording consoles, exotic tape machines and a bunch of people sitting around for hours perfecting every note of the work they … Continue reading

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Amazing It Happens At All

Consider what somebody takes on, when they decide they are going to create a musical product on their own, using their own resources and make it into something of cultural significance. These days, they are going to need to be … Continue reading

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How To Keep Your Colours Clean and Pristine

If you’re like me and you rely on using bright, luminescent colours in your paintings, one of the things that can work against you is when your colours inadvertently mix.  We’ve all accidentally mixed mud – that indistinct, dull, brownish … Continue reading

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Are Digital Recordings Too Clean and Clinical?

Lately, the legendary Jeff Beck has been on the television bemoaning the clean and clinical sound of modern recordings.  It was also the subject of a forum debate on KVRaudio.com in the past couple of days.  This subject comes around … Continue reading

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