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Audio compressor controls: The ratio control

Is the world ready for responsive audio? Are you?

The two golden rules of microphone placement

Think you can play guitar? Think again.

You think you have noise problems? Not like this...

A microphone with FOUR diaphragms! Really?

Today you can buy microphones that were used to record Nirvana's 'In Utero'

An example of bad audio with an analysis of the problems - Sept 2017

How would you set microphones for a teleconference? This is real sound engineering in practice.

Are 18 bits enough for tech metal? [with audio]

Do you need more plug-ins? Or more skills?

A great-sounding live vocal mic that you might never have heard of [with video]

This voice over studio looks like something out of Monty Python

What would happen if a spider got into your microphone?

The importance of managing configurations and preferences in professional work

Your mix sounds good in your car. But does it sound good in ANY car?

Can an electric guitar virtual instrument ever sound like a real electric guitar?

The new Apple HomePod smart speaker - what difference will it make to your mixing and mastering?

Is there such a thing as Photoshopped audio?

What should you fix before you mix?

Interesting vocal reverb effects in live performance

Reverb doesn't have to be a 'set and forget' effect. Using different reverbs through a song can create wonderful sound textures that captivate the listener's ear and attention.

Published Saturday May 26, 2018

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New monitors? Now you need to tune in your ears.

Why your new monitors should make your mix sound bad

Can you hear the subtle effect of the knee control of the compressor? (With audio and video demonstrations)

This one simple mistake will lose you a third of your songwriting royalties - with video

Avid and Apple conspire to heist 9 decibels of level

How to record or amplify the melodica or any unfamiliar instrument

The difference between minimum-phase and linear-phase EQ on transient signals such as snare drum

Is your audio interface fast enough?

Does inverting the phase of one channel of a stereo signal always sound bad?

Why mono is better than stereo for recording vocals and dialogue

How much difference does mastering really make? [with audio]

What exactly does the phrase 'leave headroom for mastering' mean?

Do some microphones respond to EQ better than others?

A simple mixing tip that will improve (nearly) all of your mixes

The new battlefield in the loudness war?

The professional way to make sure your mics are connected correctly

Setting the gain control on your audio interface for recording

Setting a noise gate for a bass guitar with amplifier noise

Visualizing stereo information using Lissajous figures

Three types of musician you'll prefer to work with in the studio, and one type that you won't

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