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Interview : Andrew Scheps on the evolution of audio technology

Andrew Scheps is a grammy award winning mixing engineer, as well as a renowned producer & record label owner. Having collaborated with some of the biggest names in the industry such as Jay Z, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Adele, Justin Timberlake & many more, he is considered to be a true legend in the field. We had an interview with him and we talked about the evolution of audio technology, what makes a song a hit, AI technology, Regroover and  why he prefers drumatom² over other options when it comes to drum editing. 

Interview: Jon Burton on mixing his drum tracks using drumatom²

Jon Burton has been a sound engineer since he left school. As a monitor and front of house engineer he has worked at the highest level with acts such as Stereophonics, Pendulum and, for the last fourteen years, The Prodigy. He was excited to talk to us about Drumatom and the way he has been using it to improve his drum tracks as well as to give us insight on the life and work of a FOH engineer.

Interview: Emre Ramazanoglu

Emre Ramazanoglu is a drummer, engineer, mixer and songwriter with an impressive career that spans nearly twenty years. He spoke to Dave Hill about his workflow, his interests and what it's like working with some of the biggest names in pop music. They also talked about Regroover and Drumatom and how Emre uses them in his recent projects. Image credit: mikedolbear.com Emre Ramazanoglu: How I use Regroover and drumatom² in my projects:

Avoid these five common mistakes to get the best results from drumatom²

In the balancing game that is drum mixing, successfully isolating the different elements of a drum-kit is crucial. It allows for more focused processing (eq, compression, saturation), tighter sounding kits (less cymbal wash) and easier mixing. For example, you don't have to worry about how a 3-5db boost at 4-6khz in a snare (to get a snappier sound) will affect the overall tone and harshness of your hi-hat. This saves you time from trying to find the best compromise for that harsh cymbal sound (de-esser, dynamic eq etc.) and also improves your overall drum sound.

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.

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

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

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.