Apr 19, 2011
Feb 9, 2010
Yes – another Brian Eno post ! But it’s completely worth it. This Arena documentary about possibly my favourite music producer is simply outstanding – partly because it contains plenty of Eno snippets for the enthusiast, but also because it’s beautifully made and put together – fascinating, intelligently chosen visuals and audio accompany the interviews throughout.
It’s also great for me to see Eno in his Suffolk habitat, because that’s where I grew up, too – and seeing the familiar serene, slightly surreal landscapes accompanied by his music and words somehow makes perfect sense in a way that hadn’t registered with me before.
Jan 14, 2010
I’m sorry things have been a little quiet so far this year – it’s because there’s all kinds of stuff going on behind the scenes that I’m really looking forward to telling you about… soon : )
Meanwhile, regular readers might like to check out my latest guest post on the RecordProduction.com site:
and, while I’m at it, here’s another great post from the same blog by the mysterious “Compressor”:
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Dec 8, 2009
This site is about making your music sound fantastic. And in my last post I listed twelve of my favourite outstanding albums for sound. Lots of people replied with their own suggestions in the comments – so far, so good.
I agreed with many of the suggestions, but was interested in one album that was mentioned several times: “Rage Against The Machine” by Rage Against The Machine. Now, there’s no question that RATM sounds great. Let’s face it, it’s something of a classic. It sounds heavy, hooky, dynamic, hard-hitting, impactful and balanced.
But I wouldn’t have chosen it for my list, and I still wouldn’t. Why ? Because just sounding great isn’t enough – to sound fantastic, the audio needs to have personality.
Sep 28, 2009
A great drum sound is the core of a great mix. If the drums sound fantastic, you’re off to a great start. If the drums aren’t working, nothing will sound as good as it should.
This is the first of several posts I have planned on drums, and I’m starting at the beginning – how to mic up a drum kit.
Obviously there’s no one right answer to this, it depends on the kit, the room, the player and the material. But I’m going to suggest ten techniques that in my experience will help you record the best drum sound you can.