Death To Sibilance: A Simple Guide To De-essing Vocals

Death To Sibilance: A Simple Guide To De-essing Vocals

Death To Sibilance: A Simple Guide To De-essing Vocals – By Thomas Brett Over-sibilance is a problem with most recorded vocal tracks. Sibilance is the common name for some of the harsh sounds in the human voice such as “s,t,ch,th”. If not dealt with correctly, these sounds will cut through a mix in a very painful way. In other words, they …

5 Reasons You Suck As A Producer By Joey Sturgis

5 Reasons You Suck As A Producer

5 Reasons You Suck As A Producer – By Joey Sturgis Have you ever stopped and wondered why getting clients is so hard? What about getting bands to keep working with you for consecutive albums, or even consecutive songs? Unfortunately, the root of your problems might be you…  Luckily, it’s not too late to fix that. Stop shooting yourself in the foot! Here …

How To Rescue Your Lame Mix With These Mastering Tricks

How To Rescue Your Lame Mix With These Mastering Tricks

How To Rescue Your Lame Mix With These Mastering Tricks – By Mike Kalajian   Compressors are a mystery… I’m not ashamed to admit that using them effectively can be tricky. With so many possible combinations of Attack, Release, Ratio, Knee, etc, how can you ever be sure you’ve dialed in the settings that are just right for your song? Throw …

If you think mastering ends with limiting, read this now FB

If You Think Mastering Ends With Limiting, Read This Now

If You Think Mastering Ends With Limiting, Read This Now – By Justin Perkins Intro This is my first blog post for the URM Academy. As a mastering engineer, I really enjoyed the mastering month podcasts because it’s a topic that doesn’t see a lot of focus in the grand scheme of audio engineering. It also inspired me to clarify …

Band Practice Is Toxic To Creativity - By Jesse Cannon

Band Practice Is Toxic To Creativity

Band Practice Is Toxic To Creativity – By Jesse Cannon One of the most common creative tools for the novice leader of a creative team is the brainstorming session, which is structured nearly identical to most musician’s band practice. The idea being if everyone sits around and spitballs ideas, some greater good will come of it and the creative decision at hand will …