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Mix engineer for artist Polly Paulusma

Mix engineer for artist Polly Paulusma

Mix engineer for artist Polly Paulusma Mixing 24 folk songs and 'Invisible Music'Polly Paulusma is a brilliant recording artist, songwriter and literary scholar The relationship with Polly started in 2018 when we began collaboration on a 24-track slow-release album,...

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Covers band recording in studio

Covers band recording in studio

Covers band recording in the studio Blemish of Gravity rocks up to recordWe sound so much better than I could ever have imagined. We're only a covers band and there are hundreds of us vying to get better recognition, but this has given us such a boost. I can't thank...

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How to make the best virtual choir recording

How to make the best virtual choir recording

Over the past 15 months we’ve survived remote teaching and overcome the technical obstacles of Zoom lag and silent singers, now let's look at concerts and how to make the best virtual choir recordings.One of the better outcomes of the pandemic is the strides we've...

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Opening the DAW with Source-Nexus

How the Source Elements Source-Nexus Pro plugin can improve your workflow Before I discovered this plugin the task of reference-listening to my mixes on small domestic-style speakers was a pain! It was time-consuming and laborious for me to switch away from ProTools...

Test microphones before you buy – Audio Test Kitchen

New tool to find microphones for the recording you want Here are a couple of things that happen when you spend a lot of time in music production. Firstly, you become surer of the sound you like and consciously aim for. Secondly, you hone in on the equipment - hardware...

How do you make an online choir work?

Since we set up isoChoir using Zoom every Friday in the lock-down we have been asked multiple times: how do you get the virtual choir to work? Since there seems to be such a problem with delay or lag in voices being heard, it seems impossible! The main message is that...