Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015
Joey Sturgis is doing a 2-day workshop on CreativeLive giving an in-depth look into his production techniques. If you can’t make it for the live stream you can buy anytime access, or watch the replays at a later date.
Joey Sturgis, producer behind some of the biggest names in metalcore including Asking Alexandria, Of Mice & Men and I See Stars, will host a free, three-day CreativeLive “Studio Pass” workshop next month, February 4 & 5 from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. PST. In this class, Sturgis will share his highly sought after techniques for writing and arranging songs, tips for recording, editing and mixing guitars, vocals, bass, drums and synths, and more. Head over to CreativeLive ‘Music & Audio’ at: https://www.creativelive.com/courses/studio-pass-joey-sturgis for more information and to enroll for free today.
Since its inception in 2010, CreativeLive has broadcast more than 600 courses to more than 2 million students worldwide. Now streaming live from studios in Seattle and San Francisco, CreativeLive hosts workshops in photography, video, design, business, audio, music, and software training, unlocking previously closed doors by making dynamic education accessible to everyone.
EDIT – Dates and times have changed.
Wednesday, January 21st, 2015
Matthew Weiss just launched a new training series of videos on mixing EDM. It’s actually called Mixing EDM and it’s on sale for 30% off this week.
I’m told EDM stands for Excellent Disco Machine.
This series includes 14 videos totaling 4.5 hours, an interview with mastering engineer Chris Athens, and multitrack sessions for you to practice on.
Sunday, November 23rd, 2014
Playing around with a feedback loop in reaper with my space echo. Take this routing and you can turn any analog recorder into a delay.
Tuesday, November 18th, 2014
Slate Digital just released the Virtual Mix Rack plugin and while I was trying it out I made a quick demo video. I’m using presets from VMR on each channel, with free DEADMAU5 style loops from LoopPort.
My first impressions review:
Lots of fun. Really intuitive to use. Very useable presets. The modules sound great and have an authentic sound but not limited to the original set of controls. The constantly variable frequency for the EQs is great, so rare to see on a Neve emulation. On really nice little detail is that the wear on the modules, all the faded and chipped paint changes each time you load a module.
It’s well worth getting the demo now for the free Revival module. That’s going to get a lot of use in my mixing and maybe mastering too.
I’m not buying it yet, but I think the price ($149) is great. It’s not something I NEED but it’s something I definitely want.
I’m really looking forward to seeing what other modules will be coming out for this. In 6 months this could be incredible. Will VCC, VBC, and FG-X be integrated? Will more complex routing within the plugin be added (ie sidechaining)? I don’t know, but it would be nice.
My only feature request is for a volume trim in the top right corner. These sound great driven hard and it’s impossible to keep a good gain structure, or objectively A/B compare without balanced level at the output. Steven Slate has said a free trim module is coming soon, but I feel it should be integrated into the rack, rather than as a processor. You can’t argue with feelings.
Saturday, November 8th, 2014
Have you ever noticed that waveforms sometimes resemble certain other things? In this video Geoff and Gavin from Rooster Teeth pass the time trying to draw dicks with their mouth sounds.
Can you do better?
Monday, September 1st, 2014
Meet Grant Meyers, a foley artist with a real passion for sound.
Video by Jack Pierce
Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014
Another great video from Glenn at Spectre Media Group.
Are you applying pitch correction, sample replacement and quantizing instruments without considering what it does to the emotional impact of the song? Knock that shit off!