by Ian Shepherd, Mastering Engineer September 4, 2019
Mastering metal is tough.
In fact, I’d probably go so far as to say it’s one of the most challenging genres to get truly great results in. It is certainly possible though.
It’s easy to think that getting a good mix is just a matter of pushing up some faders, getting a reasonable balance, adding some effects, and you’re finished. Although that might work for a rough mix, there are still a number of intangibles that are vitally important to a great mix. Awareness is always the first step in learning, so here are some things to consider before you start to move faders around.
Posted by Julian Rodgers — Pro Tools Expert
I’ve been accused of audio heresy in the past because I’m not a fan of the SM57. It’s a useful mic on guitars but I avoid them on snare drums because of their off axis sound, which I find colours the hi hat in an unpleasant way. In this article we will look at a couple of examples, including the SM57 on snare and offer some thoughts not just about why this happens but why it matters.
Interview with Michael Lawrence from Rational Acoustics and Live Sound International about fighting feedback while mixing monitors from FOH.
I was a guest on the Sound Design Live podcast hosted by Nathan Lively. We talked about mixing monitors from FOH, workflow, and how I’ve mostly (but not completely) managed to avoid artists vomiting on my mics.
‘[How to Mix Vocals Like a Pro — Produce Like A Pro](https://producelikeapro.com/blog/how-to-mix-vocals-like-a-pro/)’
MAX MCALLISTER AUGUST 17, 2019
We’ve all struggled with mixing vocals at some point! It’s easy to feel frustrated when we just can’t seem to get it right, especially because vocals are so important for the listener. Fortunately, there are some standard as well as creative techniques you can use when learning how to mix vocals effectively. We’ve compiled a “master list” to help you achieve better sounding results!
Check out the “magic frequencies”.