The Equalizer (together with the compressor) is one of the tools that you use most when mixing. To change the sound, to make it better or to ‘clean things up’. Let’s have a look at the equalizer.
A compressor is a very versatile instrument. To temper dynamics but also to color the sound in a specific way. How to work with a compressor in practice? Check it out in this tutorial.
A compressor is great for colouring sound. To give it more ‘punch’ or ‘warmth’. Which compressor gives you the sound you need? We look at some of the most famous compressors.
Like a compressor, a noise gate is an automated volume control. But with a different effect: it pushes soft sounds all the way down to zero. Why on earth is this useful? Find out in this one-page tutorial!
What is a ‘balanced cable’, and what is the difference between that and an ‘unbalanced cable’? And what exactly is XLR, Jack or Tulip? All the answers can be found here!
Every audio format has it’s pros and cons. What format you choose mainly depends on what you want to do with the audio. Confused? Time for some clarification!
You know those dance or hip hop tracks that sound extra punchy because the kick-drum seems to push everything away for a short moment when it kicks in? This effect is created with side-chaining. Learn how it works.
Recording & mixing music
So you are a musician or producer and you want to record and mix your own music. The first thing you have to worry about is what equipment are you going to use and how to set it up. Let’s discuss it in this tutorial!
Instruments like an acoustic guitar or a piano can be recorded in stereo to create a wide and full sound. There are various microphone techniques you can use for this. Which one do you use and why?
Which microphone is best for recording podcasts? And what audio software do you use? Two of the most frequently asked questions. But the room where you record your podcast is just as important…7 tips to make your podcast sound better.
Once you’ve recorded your podcast, there’s still a lot you can tweak and improve with editing, mixing and mastering. 8 tips to get your podcast ready for publication!
Mixing audio for video
If you want to edit the audio of a video in an audio editor (DAW), step 1 is to export that audio. This can be done as an OMF file or as separate audio files. What is best?
You want to make sure the audio of your video sounds great. It can be quite a challenge to balance voice-over, music and sound effects. This tutorial helps you on your way.
Sound design. Movies like Star Wars wouldn’t be half as exiting without it. But every video can benefit from good sound design. In this tutorial an introduction to the art of designing sound.