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Some producers use more than one de-esser to tame sibilance. Where sibilant frequencies peak in different areas of a voice, simply add a second de-esser in series with the first. When using more than one de-esser, precision is the key - if the target frequency is too wide, or cut too deep, you can easily wind up compromising what was a reasonable-sounding vocal line.
Remember that with all "in-the-box" treatments and out-board gear, using your ear and not blindly adding…
Posted on June 18, 2012 at 9:18am
What is a compressor?
Compressors control the dynamic range of a signal, changing the relationship between its loudest and quietest parts and shaping the transients (peaks) of the sound. It is an essential tool for creating clear and punchy mixes. It can be used on many parts including drums, synths, basslines, vocals and auxiliary busses...as well as over all mixes and masters.
The main controls of a compressor are threshold, ratio, attack, release, make-up…Continue
Posted on April 11, 2012 at 2:03pm
Posted on April 11, 2012 at 10:59am
THE KICK DRUM
In terms of defining elements, for dance, house, club, dubstep and most every type of electronic music these days, the KICK DRUM is king.
Understanding the different characteristics and qualities that go into making and/or creating a kick drum is crucial to the foundation of your productions.
There are literally thousands of drum types and tones to pick from. H…
Posted on April 10, 2012 at 12:10pm