Mix Archive

De-Verb

Introduction In our opinion, the worst thing you can come across as a post production mixer is a bad quality recording, the classic saying of ‘You can’t polish poop‘. While there are many brilliant plug-ins for removing noise, clicks, and pops, reverb is still a very tricky

The Telephone Effect

Introduction Funnily enough, the ‘Telephone’ effect makes the affected audio sound like it’s being played through a telephone!¬†The effect can be created in a number of ways including playing a sound through a small bandwidth speaker and re-recording via a microphone – a technique more commonly known

Filtering

Introduction In this tutorial we will shed some light on the terms and definitions associated with filtering and why filtering is an essential process during your productions. Filtering is a process based around equalisation, while the term filtering could refer to cutting a narrow band of unwanted frequencies,

Basic Pro Tools Compression

Basic Pro Tools Compression Compression and equalisation are probably the two most common effects used in any production, but what does a compressor actually do? This tutorial will introduce how compression works and how to approach each control. What is compression? The aim when compressing audio is

Region Grouping

Introduction With the release of Pro Tools 7 came a new feature known as ‘Region Grouping’, it’s pretty self-explanatory as to what it can do within your session, but this tutorial will show you how to work with the feature and when it may be particularly useful

Efficient ADR Sessions

Introduction I’m sure if you are already reading this then you are most likely aware of what an ADR session is, it has been called a number of things but I always refer to it as ‘Automated Dialogue Replacement‘. It is pretty much the process of re-recording

Sidechain Compression

Introduction Sidechain compression is a production technique which is probably most commonly associated with dance music, although it is also used more discretely in other genres, either way this process is a very useful technique to make specific instruments more definitive within a mix. As you may

Strip Silence

Introduction After recording numerous takes all across your session, you will be left with a lot of regions. It is likely that only a small amount of the regions recorded will contain information which you actually require, the rest will be made up of silence and the

Visual Mixing: A guide to the Phasescope

Introduction In this modern age of DAW’s, touch-screens, laptops and government austerity packages, we can all get a little hung up on using our eyes instead of our ears. A prime example is when dialling in compression settings; we should be listening to what the compressor is