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
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? 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
A brief look at sampling terminology, sample clearance, a layman’s look at legalities, and links to further, in depth reading.
A quick overview of what factors determine the quality of an acoustic space.
An outline of what role a mix engineer plays in the outcome of a song.
An explanation of why the probability of using digital conversion in modern music production is very high.
Can professionals really hear the difference between file formats and analog and digital recordings?
Understanding what factors are involved in generating the size of an audio file and why gain doesn’t affect them.
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
The ins and outs of preparing a live set for an event on the underground techno scene in Tokyo.
Which DAW is best? I often get asked which DAW does the dirty deed, so here are a few thoughts on this subject.
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