Should I Allow a Client Access to the Individual Tracks that I Mixed for their Song?

Nov. 14, 2016 by

 Andrew-Joseph asked: I mixed a song for a (paying) client who wants the individually mixed tracks from the song. Is there any reason to or not to give him the tracks? I don’t want him taking parts of my mix and

Are the loudness wars worth fighting, or is it much ado about nothing?

May. 31, 2016 by

Anonymously asked: Are the loudness wars worth fighting, or is it much ado about nothing?  Answer: The Loudness War is in its last throes because loudness standards, along with loudness levelling algorithms, are simply making hyper-compressed, brick-wall limited “loudness” an

How Do Vibrations Make Sound?

Dec. 14, 2015 by

How Do Vibrations Make Sound? This seems like a straightforward question with  straightforward answer, but all may not be what it seems. That said, the science is straightforward: A sound wave is a transfer of energy as it travels away

Sampling: Terminology and Usage

Apr. 16, 2015 by

A brief look at sampling terminology, sample clearance, a layman’s look at legalities, and links to further, in depth reading.

What determines good acoustics?

Apr. 9, 2015 by

A quick overview of what factors determine the quality of an acoustic space.

How Important is the Mix Engineer for the Success of a Song?

Sep. 16, 2014 by

An outline of what role a mix engineer plays in the outcome of a song.

What is the Inevitability of D to A Conversion in Music Production?

Sep. 16, 2014 by

An explanation of why the probability of using digital conversion in modern music production is very high.

How to Follow Signal Flow on a Large Format Mixing Console.

Sep. 16, 2014 by

A look at how and where signal flows on large format mixing console

How to Listen Like a Pro.

Sep. 16, 2014 by

Can professionals really hear the difference between file formats and analog and digital recordings?

Does Gain Change the Size of an Audio File?

Sep. 16, 2014 by

Understanding what factors are involved in generating the size of an audio file and why gain doesn’t affect them.

Aural Imbalance Into Space Remix: A Technical Analysis

Jul. 25, 2014 by

An in depth analysis of the recording and production process behind Shane Berry’s remix of the Aural Imbalance track – Into Space. Overview In late 2012 I was invited by UK based drum ‘n bass artist, Aural Imbalance, to remix

Preparing for a Show in Japan: Behind the Scenes

Oct. 11, 2012 by

The ins and outs of preparing a live set for an event on the underground  techno scene in Tokyo.

What Exactly is an Electronic Musician Doing During a Live Show?

Jul. 3, 2012 by

Electronic music covers a wide variety of acts genres and experiments so it goes without saying that there are a wide variety of approaches to the performance of sounds, organized sounds and music generated electronically.

Which DAW Should I Use?

Feb. 24, 2012 by

Which DAW is best? I often get asked which DAW does the dirty deed, so here are a few thoughts on this subject.

Designing Sound for an iPad App

Sep. 26, 2010 by

I’m very happy to have been involved in another collaboration with Information Architects (iA). This time around iA founder Oliver Reichenstein approached me to design some sound to enhance user experience on one of his new projects; a word processor