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Review: The Mixing Engineer’s Handbook

Title: [amazon_link id=”1598632515″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]The Mixing Engineer’s Handbook[/amazon_link][amazon_link id=”1598632515″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ][/amazon_link] Subtitle: Second Edition Author: Bobby Owsinski Publisher: Thomson Course Technology ISBN-10: 1598632515 Price: 19$/26€ Pages: 233 Content: The Mixing Engineer’s Handbook is written as a guide to the professional sounding mix. It starts out with a brief history of mixing.

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F.A.Q. Pro Tools – Problems Solved, Questions Answered

[amazon_link id=”B006PKIJ16″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ][/amazon_link] This post is a small experiment but hopefully a great resource for solutions to frequent problems and answeres to questions about Pro Tools. As you notice correctly there is no content yet to find here. The Idea behind it is that you ask questions about Pro Tools and I

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Music in Marketing and Advertisement: Effective Strategies

Why is music so important in marketing and advertisement and what strategies are there to use it effectively? The influence of music on our moods, emotions, perceptions and preferences is often more present than we consciously experience. The psychology behind the mechanism of how music effects us are still not understood entirely. Nonetheless, they can

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How to Find Out the Sample Rate and Bit Depth of an Audio File

There is an easy and quick way to find out the current sample rate and bit depth of any give audio file in any format. Open your audio file with the QuickTime player Open the Movie Inspector by clicking “Window>Show Movie Inspector” in the menu or simply by hitting ⌘+I  ( Command  I ) Under

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The Most Complete List of Free Sample Libraries

Freebies, freebies, freebies. Before you start buying the most expensive sample libraries check out my list of free sample libraries first. I hope you find the instrument you need here. I subdivided the list into categories of instruments: Guitar, bass, orchestral instruments, keys and piano, drum and percussion, synths, other instruments (think of world instruments,

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The Most Useful Pro Tools Shortcuts

Every good audio engineer or producer knows his digital audio workstation. 99% of them learned some or more shortcuts to save time, money and nerves. In this article, I present the most useful Protools shortcuts in order to help you ( and me ) increase our workflow in Pro Tools to hopefully create some great

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How To Send MIDI From Max Msp To Logic

It took me a while to figure out how to send MIDI from Max MSP to Logic and how to split different MIDI channels to different instruments. To do so you don’t need to rewire Max to Logic but simply send the data to the right address in the correct way. This is how it

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Granular Synthesis: One Simple Step to Make Gold Out of Crap in Music Even If It Is Rebecca Black

There is one simple and easy step to make gold out of crap in music: stretching or slowing down. When you stretch a song five or more times with the right technique you create a relaxing soundscape and therefore made gold out of crap. The following two headlines go a bit deeper in the material

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How to Calculate the Delay Time for Beat Synchronization

Calculating the delay time for beat synchronization is often a point of confusion. But it don’t have to be. In essence, it is just a simple mathematical formula that you can deduce easily if you once understood it fully. In this article, I give you a brief introduction to delay as a plugin for production

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Tabs – Bach’s Prelude No.1 For Cello ( Guitar Cover )

recording and mixing Recently I had to make a mono recording of an instrument for my study. The goal was to pick a good microphone and microphone position to make the best recording of the sound source and the room around it. I selected the DPA 4090 and the MXL 2006. The DPA 4090 is

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