In this episode, Kevin talks about how to get a great choir sound in multiple styles and genres. Kevin even talks about how to get a great full choir sound with only three people! Question: How do YOU record ensembles?
In this episode, tracking and mixing acoustic bass is explored and discussed in depth. Kevin talks about everything from microphone placement to how to mix acoustic bass. http://mixcoach.com/mixcoach-podcast-018-the-two-best-ways-to-compress-bass/ Question: What experience do you have with tracking and mixing acoustic bass? What techniques worked? What didn’t?
In this episode, the most under-used, and most important button on your console is discussed. Kevin talks about a BIG reason to use this button as well as its multiple applications. Question: What are some other reasons to use this button?
In this episode, drum replacement is discussed in depth. Kevin talks about his experiences with drum replacement and specific tools you may already have at your disposal. When to replace and when to use a different technique. Question: What tools do you use to replace drums?
In this episode, Kevin talks about when to tune and when not to tune, as well as, what tuning tools to use in specific circumstances. Question: What tools have you had success, or complete failure, using to tune vocals?
In this episode, specific tools and plug-ins that have saved the day in the past are discussed. Kevin discusses issues in mixing that are beyond the engineer’s control and how to fix these issues. Everything from noise in specific tracks, to synching errors, and more. Question: What tools have saved your productions in the…
In this episode, Kevin discusses live album tracking and mixing. Elements specific to live albums as well as some problems you might encounter in live tracking and mixing situations. Question: What type of issues and experiences have you had with live albums?
In this episode, MixCoach “Season 2” is introduced and the topic of mixing volume is discussed. Kevin talks about not only what volume to mix at but about protecting your ears everyday. Question: What is the term for things sounding better (due to the way we hear) at higher volumes?
Here is the fourth and last post in the series on Vocal Recording by Jon Wright. They were written while sitting in on a vocal session with Kevin Ward and Wayne Haun. “These last tips are more social and can apply to any recording situation. Studio work and working with musicians is very social. A…
Here is the third post by Jon Wright. Written while sitting in on a vocal session with Kevin Ward and Wayne Haun. “Two more tips for a great vocal session: As an engineer you need to find a workflow that works well for you. For Kevin, it was making 3 passes (minimum) on separate tracks…
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