Snare Re-Amping Mix Trick With Cenzo Townshend

Cenzo Video Snare Re-Amping Mix Trick With Cenzo Townshend     Award winning mix engineer Cenzo Townshend (The Maccabees, Passenger, James Blunt, Ed Sheeran) sheds light on the art of snare drum re-amping, to give natural ambience to a dry snare recording, and gives you a tour round the live room at Decoy Studios. Related […]

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How To Build A Recording Studio

Intro Thinking of building a recording studio? This is how I built mine and a few key things to consider before you go about starting your project. I should preface all of this by saying that I am in no way a professional studio designer, acoustician or DIY Guru but I knew what I wanted […]

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Analogue Mastering for the Digital Age

Intro We’ve all heard the classic debates about digital vs. analog. Instead of describing a “winning” position we want to talk about the specific sonic quality attributes that analog equipment can impart on your music. The imperfections in analog signal chains are well known for producing recordings we’ve all come to know and love. These [...]
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Proper Microphone Technique For YOUR Podcast

Dan Lenard Intro The audio quality of your podcast depends on a number of factors. in previous Audient articles, we’ve discussed the acoustics of the room you record in and how to set proper input levels in previous Audient articles. The third key to great audio is how you USE your microphone. What we’ll refer [...]
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Getting Gig Ready With Gus Robertson

Intro Live gigs – anyone remember these??   © Copyright Matt Birch Pictures 2014   Whether playing to an arena of 100,000 people or making an appearance at a local grassroots venue, I go through pretty similar processes when getting gig ready. A gig’s a gig right, and as an artist, the care, attention and [...]
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Inside The Track – Lonesome

Charlie Video Inside The Track – Lonesome by Sivu   Awarding winning producer and ASP880 owner, Charlie Andrew talks about the arrangement of Lonesome by Sivu, off his latest album Sweet Sweet Silent. Charlie discusses how the different elements of the song were recorded, as well as explaining what part they play in the song as a […]

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What Is Dual Converter Technology?

Intro As with all new product launches we often get asked ‘sounds great but what are the specs?” especially when it comes to the converters. With the announcement of our new high performance audio interface iD44, we decided we wanted to lift the lid on the process we go through when choosing converters for a […]

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An Easy Guide To Reamping

An Easy Guide To Reamping     Reamping is often something that’s overlooked whilst recording, however it can be a lifesaver if your guitar tones aren’t quite what you’re looking for. Why Reamping Is Useful   As the name suggests, reamping is the act of capturing a both a clean D.I and your amped sound [...]
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7 Top Tips for Pre Production

Just Listen Just Listen Start by listening to the artist and their material. Perhaps, ask the artist to play to you, it is always better to hear them live. Next, analyze the result together and try to find out what parts you liked as this could help provide you with a foundation to build from. [...]
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5 Essential Tips For Recording Acoustic Guitar

Recording acoustic guitar might seem like an intimidating task, as is any acoustic instrument, but with these 5 tips you’ll be up and running in no time. For this article we’ve chosen the most common methods to get the best acoustic guitar sound possible. 1. Finding The Right Space Before you start placing microphones, it’s […]

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