Know Your Marshalls Amp Models
From its humble origins in a tiny London drum shop to its ubiquity today as the most recognizable and time-honored face of heavy rock, the Marshall brand is built on over 50 years of use by the players who’ve defined a genre. Learn the differences between Marshall amps of various eras, and how they offer their own take on classic British rock tones.
Here, we talk with four titans of engineering and production — Joe Chiccarelli, Jacquire King, Joel Hamilton & Trevor Lawrence, Jr. — and find out why committing to sounds during tracking is an essential part of their Platinum-approved workflow, and how UAD Unison mic preamp technology figures into it.
Using Apollo Twin USB with Avid Pro Tools (Full Version)
Here’s everything you need to get going with Apollo Twin USB and Avid Pro Tools on a Windows computer. Set up the playback engine, configure I/O, learn the Apollo Console, low latency monitoring, headphones and more.
Top 5 Reasons Mic Preamps Matter
With hundreds of different brands, models, shapes, sizes, variations, and configurations to choose from, it’s no wonder mic preamps are among the most misunderstood pieces of the audio signal chain. Here are the Top 5 reasons mic preamps matter
Setting Up Apollo Interfaces w/ Ableton Live
In this short video, UA's Gannon Kashiwa demonstrates the basic setup procedure for using Apollo within Ableton Live. Topics covered include: Loading The Driver, Setting The I/O Buffer, Using The Console Recall Plug-In, and more.
Layering Guitars for Maximum Impact
When it comers to layering guitars, more isn't always better. There are many ways to craft your guitar tracks to yield a panorama of textures. Engineer/producer Ken Lewis details how you can add a whole new dimension to your tracks.
The Subtle Art of Pitch Correction
Learn tips for tastefully harnessing Auto-Tune, the iconic effect that has become a staple in modern hip-hop and pop.
Mixing in Stereo: Adding Width and Depth to Your Recordings
Modern stereo mixing has less to do with replicating real world conditions than with creating a good-sounding balance between various musical elements. Here are some helpful tracking and mixing techniques to create a deep, wide, and clear-sounding stereo recording.