MixCoach Podcast 031 : Drum Replacement

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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?

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MixCoach Podcast 030 : Vocal Tuning – “To tune, or not to tune?”

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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?

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MixCoach Podcast 029 : Magic Wands of Mixing (or plug-ins that can really save a recording)

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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…

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Belinda Smith Live Recording (Video 1)

Today is the day we capture a live recording for Belinda Smith here in Murfreesboro.  Many days of pre-production culminate tonight.  Stay Tuned

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MixCoach Podcast 028 : Live Album Mixing and Recording

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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?

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Interview with Mastering Engineer Matthew Gray

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Matthew Gray is one of the most sought after mastering engineers in Australia and all over the world. His client list includes: top Australian bands Drawn From Bees and The Middle East, UK artist Pixie Lott, Michelle Branch, Hillsong, and many others. Besides his world-class mastering services, Matt is also an accomplished musician. He has…

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Mixing The Band Webinar

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A little longer than a week now, MIX Magazine offered a free webinar (sponsored by Universal Audio) with some of the top engineers/ mixers/ producers in the world: Joe Chiccarelli (U2, The White Stripes, The Killers), Michael Brauer (Coldplay, John Mayer, The Rolling Stones) and Ryan West (Eminem, Kanye West) etc. These gentlemen discussed topics…

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My vocal looks like a shoe

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Maybe I’m too sleep deprived right now, but don’t you think my vocal track looks like a shoe?

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All mono

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I’m on a return flight from Los Angeles where I was recording some live concerts. I was listening to the in-flight music. Classical, jazz, country… All mono. Have I mentioned how important it is to mix (or at least reference) in mono? (I’m writing this at that awkward time after the plane pulls up yo…

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Live recording in Alta Loma, California

I had some problems last night.. but as I say… we learn more from mistakes most of the time… I learned a LOT!

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