I’m a recording/mixing/mastering engineer with thirteen years of experience under my belt and I play drums in a math rock band. When I’m doing none of the above I like to slang pro gear at zZounds, watch Star Trek, and kick it with my cat Spooky.
What is Compression? As many (or maybe all) of you already know, dynamic range compression is basically a particular type of audio signal processing that attenuates the peak audio wave decibel level while increasing the dB level of the quieter signals. In the easiest possible terminology, compression makes loud stuff a bit quieter and quiet […]
What the heck is a fiddle? Recording violin (aka the fiddle) is something that I feel was a lot more prevalent throughout mainstream music history than it is now. While “fiddle” can mean a few different instruments – the lyre, hardanger, viola/kontra, the cello (aka the “big fiddle”) — it’s most commonly associated in modern […]
So, you’ve managed to record the perfect guitar take, but now you’re playing back the mix and and there’s something just a tad off. Maybe the guitars don’t seem quite big enough, or maybe they just aren’t as punchy as what you were looking for. Well, fear not my friends! I’m here to give you […]