There are tools that remove vocals from mixed music tracks using phase. Isola Pro FX, however, is more powerful for extracting any instrument from mixes and can be used to generate filter effects too.
Korg has finally made a volca to link all your other volcas together. But it can do more than that, as G.W Childs discovered.
A DAW with a twist, MixBus 4 recreates the sonic personality of the Harrison hardware consoles. But how accurate is the sound? Matthew Loel T. Hepworth takes 'The Bus' around the block.
Audified's MixChecker is one of those plug-ins you thought you wouldn't need... but will find incredibly useful. Today's free 1.1 update brings some extra useful features and functions.
We were going to bring you this news on the 19th July, but another site leaked it early (we won’t name names…). So, we’re happy to be able to tell you about this excellent mix fixing tool now!
Waves Audio's NX (virtual mix room for headphones) has caused a bit of a stir since it was released. Gary Hiebner checks it out, and quite frankly finds it very, very impressive.
At all stages of audio production it's important to ensure audio signals are at their optimum levels. Joe Albano explains 5 common gain staging mistakes many producers make and how to avoid them.
Here are a few techniques for aiding mix decisions in poor acoustic environments. It goes without saying your ears have the final say, but a little technological help goes a long way.
One of the keys to a successful recording session is an optimized monitor mix for the recording musician. With the right balance you could transform an OK tracking session into something special.
Yamaha tell us their new HPH-MT7 studio monitor headphones "exemplify the philosophy since (they) first produced the industry standard NS-10M monitor speakers." Here's all the details.
If you're looking for a free iPad touch mixer for Ableton Live which includes a Lemur template and Max for Live device and is FREE, then DSRT Sound's LTC-1 is for you.
When mixing your next project (especially orchestral) spare a thought for your audience. Using pre-fader sends, Peter Schwartz shows how to simulate how sounds will be perceived.
Sometimes recording acoustic guitars and finding that sweet spot can be tricky. Joe Albano explains how to improve the quality of your recordings depending on the pickups used in the mix.
With some choice hardware and plug-ins, even when you're out of the studio you can get some truly excellent sounding guitars. Rich Tozzoli uses his UA Apollo and 3 stomp boxes in UAD v8 to good effect
Looking for a tight, fast, VCA compressor, with a vintage character, a proven track record, and a punch sound? Joe Albano finds out if Waves dbx 160 hits the heights of its hardware counterpart.