August 3rd, 2017 by Mike Major
If you wanted to record something of reasonably good quality 20 years ago, you generally had to go to a recording studio that had a professional-grade tape machine, a console, and a whole slew of outboard gear and mics.
That studio would have had an engineer, too. Back then, the Read more...
May 31st, 2017 by Mike Major
While true to the original most ways, the software version of the Curve Bender offers additional EQ points (displayed in yellow), high/low filters, and several other key features.
I think I have a problem. I am on a constant quest for more EQs. Neutral, transparent ones; thick, colored ones; edgy, Read more...
May 4th, 2017 by Mike Major
To many of us, the stereo bus compressor has become an important, if not indispensable tool in our mixing workflow. It’s almost as if we can’t truly “complete” a mix until we’ve applied the magic dust that our favorite comp seems to impart.
I am as guilty as any of Read more...
April 5th, 2017 by Mike Major
Image by Jason Lander.
Anyone who has spent some time in the music business would probably agree that it’s a pretty strange way to make a living.
But even in spite of all its strangeness (or maybe because of it) I can think of no better and more fulfilling way Read more...
March 8th, 2017 by Mike Major
Image by Flickr user Ville Hyvönen.
I would suspect that all of us have been to a concert and have experienced less-than-stellar sound.
I know that this happens quite a bit because concertgoers are quick to point it out:
“Dude! Did you go to the show?”
“Yeah, it was killer Read more...