Tutorials

Sci-Fi Sound Design Tutorial

Today’s science fiction movies are as much a treat for the ears as the eyes, but how are those otherworldly sounds created? Liam O’Mullane has the lowdown.

Recording Drums Tutorial

Achieving a well-balanced drum recording is something that every engineer aspires to – but how exactly is it done? John Pickford shares the knowledge.

Monitors & Monitoring Tutorial

Monitors are one of the most crucial components of any studio, so it’s vital that an engineer understands every aspect of them. John Pickford shares the knowledge.

Reverb Tutorial: Define A Truly Three-Dimensional Mix

The modern-day studio is equipped with myriad reverb effects, but what are the secrets to creating a sense of depth and perspective in your mix? Mark Cousins explains.

Harmonics, Timbre and Recording Tutorial

Harmonics are the key building blocks of sound, and are essential to rationalising the art of recording. Mark Cousins puts sound under the microscope.

Drum Sound Design Tutorial

From big beats to a minimalist drum section, there are numerous techniques you can draw on when it comes to creating your own drum sound. Liam O’Mullane shares his favourites.

Inter-Sample Peaks Tutorial

With masters becoming increasingly hot, are inter-sample peaks an inevitable by-product of the Loudness Wars? Mark Cousins investigates.

Personalised Guitar Tones Tutorial

The hit song is written, the killer vocalist is in place – now all that’s left is to create a truly distinctive guitar sound you can call your own. Rik Flynn explores your options.

Recording Acoustic Instruments Tutorial

Whether you’re capturing a full choir, a solo performer or just a few steel-string overdubs, the process of recording and mixing acoustic instruments offers some unique challenges. Mark Cousins helps you over the hurdles.
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