Category: Recording

Pre-production: the extra oomph of every music project

Usually, when you’re happy with your songwriting, you can’t wait to press REC and start recording everything you wrote. There’s nothing better than listening to your work after all those efforts. However, it’s important to bear in mind that from songwriting to mastering there is a lot of actions and activities that must be faced …

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Harrison Mixbus: a “real” Ardour based mixing console

These days I’m impressed with Mixbus by Harrison Consoles. So much that I’m seriously thinking about a purchasing (edit april 13th, 2013: didn’t resist, yesterday I purchased a license!). It’s a software version of famous Harrison Consoles, based on Ardour, the only powerful Open Source (just notice, I mean Open, not free, I think that …

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Heavy guitar tone for dummies (with free plugins)

While you’re recording your guitar during your home studio projects there’s something you want immediately right: your guitar tone. You want it aggressive, evil, distorted with great saturation and right EQ. What more? Nothing, the problem is that you have to render it as you’re actually thinking about it. That’s the hard part. Let’s start …

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Why the singer should be comfortable

A lot of people involved in audio recording tend to underrate an aspect during vocals recording sessions: the singer “play” a slightly different instrument than others. He definitely plays his body. Sometimes ago I read some lines of this excellent Mark Baxter‘s book: “The Rock-N-Roll Singer’s Survival Manual“. A real “must” for all singer, even …

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