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Drum bleed in heavy metal: Isolation = Separation = Control

Drum bleed in heavy metal: Isolation = Separation = Control

This article is written by Dr Mark Mynett, who has recently published the "Metal Music Manual. Producing, Engineering, Mixing and Mastering Contemporary Heavy Music". More details and special discount for accusonus customers below.

Infographic: Tempo in Electronic Music

Tempo literally means timing and it’s an intimate part of any musical piece. When comparing music with any other kind of art, tempo has to be taken into account as it’s a main factor of defining aesthetics and ultimately, genres. In essence, tempo tells us how fast or slow a music piece should be played. Especially in electronic music production, tempo is the only guide on how to build any rhythm structure, that being a groove or a harmony one.  

Drum bleed: Advanced Audio Analysis - the ultimate solution

Drum bleed: Advanced Audio Analysis - the ultimate solution

Imagine yourself in the middle of a loud busy party. Your ears receive input from multiple sound sources: people around you chat, the DJ spins his grooves, glasses clink. All these signals reach your ears simultaneously, but you can easily isolate one that interests you and focus on it.

Drum bleed: how to reduce it with conventional methods

Drum bleed: how to reduce it with conventional methods

In the first part of our article series on drum leakage, we presented the issue of leakage in multichannel recordings, specifically drums. We discussed the nature of the problem and the practical reasons that make ‘drum spill’ undesirable in musical recordings.  

Drum bleed: what you need to know

Drum bleed: what you need to know

The problem of microphone spill in multichannel drum recordings. A modern production often involves the drummer performing through multiple microphones, specifically set to capture the sound of each individual component of the drum kit.

The past and the future of music sampling

Sampling: taking from classics and creating new content. It’s the spine of worldwide hits, block parties in the '70s and club dancefloors, EDM, hip hop and many, many more. Taking a sample from a sound recording and looping it brings new content. Sampling changed our music world, created new quality and ... new legislation problems. For some musicians, sampling is piracy but for others it opens up a new spectrum of music perception. For these people, sampled music is the audio equivalent of the visual collages.

Common indoor and outdoor noise levels

Common indoor and outdoor noise levels

Unwanted, unpleasant, usually not welcome in our audio tracks and definitely not welcome in our lives - we are talking about noise. What are the most common types of noise in everyday life? Which one is too loud for our ears and causes pain? We have collected the most common indoor and outdoor noise sources and created an infographic presenting them relatively to their average sound pressure.

Can you "see" the music? Look at the waveforms and tell us which music genre it is!

Can you "see" the music? Look at the waveforms and tell us which music genre it is!

While most people just listen to music, in the music production world the visual representation of sounds is also important. Anyone who has ever mixed, edited, recorded sounds or created loops, has most likely seen plenty of waveforms. Looking for hours at waveforms and spectrograms can make us more familiar with the characteristics of specific genres.  So we prepared a quiz for you: can you identify the music genre by looking only at the spectrogram and waveform?

Regroover Video: Replacing a Kick Drum in a loop in 1 minute | Tutorials & Tips

Regroover Video: Replacing a Kick Drum in a loop in 1 minute | Tutorials & Tips

Replace a kick drum with Regroover. To make your workflow easier we have prepared a short tutorial - take a look! Remember that anytime you can download a fully functional 14-days trial - available here: FREE TRIAL    Use Regroover Pro to split grooves and extract previously unreachable sound elements. Unmix beats, create unique loops and discover fresh sounds. 

Mixing drums: 5 Must-Know Tips

Mixing drums: 5 Must-Know Tips

Excellent drum mixes are one of the most difficult yet most desirable aspects of any audio engineer’s mixdown skillset. Let's review some good-to-know tips that will improve your drum-mixing workflow. 5 Tips to Improve Your Drum Mixing Results   1. Clean up the ambience

6 Essential Tips for Electronic Music Producers

6 Essential Tips for Electronic Music Producers

A new set of goals that will improve your electronic music production skillset and teach you new things. Here, at accusonus, we’ll help you set them straight and suited to your music creation needs.

Get Ready to Kick-Start Your Post Production Career This Year

Get Ready to Kick-Start Your Post Production Career This Year

Audio post production is a field in the industry of audio engineering related to manipulating the sounds created for moving pictures. The well-known term "soundtrack" arises from this specific audio material that has co-existed with visual programing since movies started to be produced with audio in 1926. A lot has changed since then. Technology has evolved and digital machines have taken over the process of capturing, editing, and implementing soundtracks to video.

Regroover Video: Rebalance a drum loop in less than 2 minutes | Tutorials & Tips

Regroover Video: Rebalance a drum loop in less than 2 minutes | Tutorials & Tips

Rebalance a drum loop with Regroover. Unmix grooves and split a drum loop into layers. Find unwanted frequencies and shape the sound of each layer. Use EQ, pan and level to adjust the hi-hat in the mix. Then work your way to the snare and kick - everything will take less than 2 minutes! To make your workflow easier we have prepared a short tutorial - take a look! Remember that anytime you can download a fully functional 14-days trial - available here: 

Regroover Pro Video: Expansion Kits | Tutorials & Tips

Regroover Pro Video: Expansion Kits | Tutorials & Tips

You can now create  unique Expansion Kits with  Regroover Pro. Unmix grooves and build your own sample libraries from a single audio clip! To make your workflow easier and smoother, we have prepared a short tutorial - take a look! Remember that anytime you can download a fully functional 14-days trial - available here:  FREE TRIAL   

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