The Band

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It’s their first time ever. The producer is in the control room, making notes for mic placement, recording and other important decisions about what’s about to happen. The engineer is directing his assistant(s) on what mics to grab from the … Continue reading

Gate Applications

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Okay, last time I explained that the Gate is the second most common dynamic range processors in mixing, and that they are also called noise gates which implies their traditional usage as noise eliminators.  Now, this week we’ll be diving … Continue reading

In Rainbows

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Radiohead’s “In Rainbows” album has proven to be one their finest works.  Personally it is currently my favorite Radiohead album of all time.  Besides the album “ok computer” this one triumphs over all of the rest of their collections. What’s … Continue reading

Learning from an Icon

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Do not ever let no one tell you cannot do something just because where your from. Tony Neal CEO of Core DJs the biggest stalwart DJ network in the world and radio DJ use this type of comprehension to make … Continue reading

Promotion

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    As a Music Business major and, I feel that promotion is a fine key to success in this industry. During my studies and my internship I learn quite a bit about how the industry of recording works and … Continue reading

Rock The Bells

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Rock the Bells is a Hip-hop music festival that is currently the largest of it’s kind in the known world. With it’s uncanny hopping of locations every single year, it reaches a much larger audience than some of the it’s … Continue reading

Channel Grouping

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Today I wanna go over channel grouping, but first we must understand the term grouping which is “the simultaneous control of more than one signal at a time.  It usually means that one fader controls the levels of a number … Continue reading

710 Twin Finity Preamp

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There are engineers and musicians who prefer the sweet sound and warmth of tube preamps and then there are those who love the accuracy and brightness of a solid state.  In this review, we will be reviewing the fascinating and … Continue reading

Create a Song

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Creating a song from scratch is approached differently depending on the artist. Some artists like to lay down the drum beat to maintain order and timing throughout the song. Lets say you came up with a melody that sounds really … Continue reading

Guardianes de la Música & IFPI

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Un portal informativo. Alimentada por la www.ifpi.org (International Federation of the Phonographic Industry por sus siglas en Inglés), GuardianesDeLaMusica.org reporta los números emergentes de ventas, descargas y otras estadísticas de la música a nivel mundial. Ambos portales ofrecen reportes detallados … Continue reading

“THIS Is Rap”

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I was sitting in a chair for what seemed like an eternity, desperately trying to come up with a fitting title for this piece. Naturally, seeking inspiration, I turned to music. The very first song I played was all I … Continue reading

Mastering The Craft

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Art, plants visuals in one’s mind through creativity, accompanied by an immense amount of emotion. Most people dream about becoming a famous musician or film director, artist, author, etc., but never seem to have the ambition behind it to chase … Continue reading

South Florida lyricists

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We are now witnessing an epic movement in south Florida, I’m talking the next great lyricist of ours generation. What does one need to become this legendary? One aspect an artist needs to be great is an insane work ethic … Continue reading

PRS Custom 24 Guitar

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In today’s article I’m going to be talking about my PRS Custom 24 guitar.  It’s the best guitar I ever owned and it sounds very good.  Despite that it’s very pricey, it sure is worth every buck you spend to … Continue reading

Truly Yours 3

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With less than two weeks to go, J. Cole reveals the official track listing for his sophomore album Born Sinner. The standard edition features 16 tracks, while the deluxe adds five, which he considers Truly Yours 3. The follow-up to … Continue reading

The Immortality Of Music

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It’s an industry that will never die. Music has always be a connector and a language that unites people. One of the most curious things about music is that has a secret code that needs no words to evoke feelings … Continue reading

The parametric EQ

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Before I get into this discussion, A footnote is that the EQ section is usually split into three or four sections, each operating on a different frequency band.  But, in this discussion I’m going to look into the Q of … Continue reading

The Master Track

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Here’s a piece of information for all the guys who mix from their home and take the product to a Mastering studio or to a Mastering engineer. Throughout the years it’s been increasing the amount of both established professional engineers … Continue reading

Understanding Gates Control

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Gates are known to be the second most common dynamic range processor in mixing after compressors. Gates are also called noise-gates, a name that implies their traditional usage as noise eliminators.  Noise, however, is not the only thing gates are … Continue reading

The Other Side Of The Mirror

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Lately I’ve realized the importance of acknowledging the artist’s perspective when getting a mix done. It’s more than mixing a song “The right way”, the taste of the artist has a lot to do with the success of the project. An important thing … Continue reading

REVERBERATION

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With the exception of pure orchestral recordings, reverb is used in nearly every mix.  They allow us to add and build up these missing elements in the mix, and they are also be beneficial for many other mixing tasks.  But … Continue reading

11 Elementos de una Mezcla

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Para lograr una mezcla profesional de buena calidad el productor tiene que tener en cuenta ciertos aspectos; no solo técnicos, sino también musicales. Estos elementos tienen que analizados objetivamente y en base al proyecto o canción en general; no se … Continue reading