Archive for April, 2011

Recording to Tape In-the-box

Posted: 6th April 2011 by Mezzanine Floor Studios in Audiophile, Hot Gear

Anybody that has been around the recording industry knows the merits and headaches of recording to tape. The “magic”, “glue”, warmth, and saturation on the one hand, and the hiss, laborious editing, and low availability of good quality tape on the other. Artists like Eminem refuse to record to anything but tape, while many others [...]

Advanced tone shaping for drums with iZotope RX

Posted: 4th April 2011 by Mezzanine Floor Studios in Hot Gear, Tech Ninja

I recently worked on a project where I recorded drums and I felt like we got just about everything right, but there were a few minor niggles. 1. The snare mic was ringing just a bit too much. 2. We had added a low tom mic and while I loved the tone this added from [...]

Drum recording techniques

Posted: 4th April 2011 by Mezzanine Floor Studios in Recording Techniques

For those who have ever recorded multitrack drums you know it can be a challenge to get everything right. There are a lot of excellent articles on the subject (Bruce Miller’s website is a great resource for this and so many other details about recording and music production: Bruce Miller’s free audio course. For myself, I [...]

Every once in a while a company comes along with a product that changes the way things are done.  iZotope RX is one of these products. They have some excellent samples of its capabilities on their website: iZotope RX website The coolest thing about RX for me is that it brings advanced visual editing to [...]

Cool Tips and Trips- volume “automation” with Melodyne

Posted: 4th April 2011 by Mezzanine Floor Studios in Hot Gear, Tech Ninja

Those that have paid attention to music technology in the past 11 years are probably familiar with an amazing coup. Antares Autotune had been the pitch correction of choice since the beginning of the Pro Tools era. In the year 2000 a German company called Celemony came along that offered Melodyne, a product with a [...]