In part 5 of 5, veteran rocker and music technologist, Joe Albano, examines how best to treat lead and background vocals when mixing your next rock anthem.
The Loudness Wars continue to rage. Some might say they've been won by the "loud as possible" group. But making your tracks louder need not ruin the dynamics as Joe Albano explains in detail.
In this 5-part series, veteran rocker and music technologist, Joe Albano, takes you through the stages for mixing rock music. In part four it's time to bring on the keys and synths.
In part 3 of this 5-part series, veteran rocker and music technologist, Joe Albano, shares his take on mixing rock guitars.
In this 5-part series, veteran rocker and music technologist, Joe Albano, takes you through the stages for mixing rock music. Part two focuses on mixing bass.
In this 5-part series, veteran rocker and music technologist, Joe Albano, takes you through the stages for mixing rock music. Part one focuses on mixing rock drums and percussion.
When it comes down to it, "louder" isn't necessarily the only aspect of mastering you should be concerned with. Joe Albano explains why referencing other similar tracks is so important.
We've shared tons of excellent tips to help you mix better over the past few months… now here are 5 things you need to avoid doing when mixing, specifically with your mixing faders.
With Waves' Abbey Road Collection of unique hardware emulation plug-ins under his arm, Joe Albano shows you how to give your digital productions that analog element you didn't realize was missing.
Whether you're DJing, mixing a live band, mixing or mastering in the studio, you'll have used EQ to shape and sculpt your sound. Joe Albano lends an ear and 5 tips on how to achieve good EQ tones.
When you need to render or mix down your project to a stereo file in your DAW, going from 24-bit to 16-bit, you'll come across dithering options. Matt Vanacoro explains what it is and when to use it.
Listen to some the most well popular EDM tracks out there with vocal parts and you'll likely notice some expertly implemented delay effects. Mo Volans shows how to bring these into your tracks.
There's a plethora of tips for mixing here at AskAudioMag.com, so in this article Mo Volans shares some things to avoid (at all costs?) when you're giving your tracks that extra polish.
If you want to take your mixes to the next level and are willing to put in a little time and effort, automation instead of compression is going to give you the edge you’ve been looking for.
The deeper we delve into the digital direction for music production, the more we seem to crave that analog, unpredictable, warm treatment for our sounds. Joe Albano shares 6 ways to achieve this.