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.
Thunderbolt Explained — What Does it Mean For Your Studio?
Intel’s new high-speed serial protocol provides ultra-fast data transfers for audio and video data streams. Read on to learn more about this groundbreaking technology and the potential it holds for studio workflow improvements, data transfer, and more.
What Are Your "Desert Island" UAD Plug-Ins?
We asked ten of our favorite engineers and producers to share their “desert island” UAD plug-ins.
How to Capture the '60s Soul Sound with UAD Plug-Ins
Producer and composer Steve Levine, most famous for his work on Culture Club’s studio albums, was commissioned to recreate the classic sound of 1960's soul. In order to capture the vibe of the era, Levine employed specialized vocal talent, '60s-era recording equipment, and even modern gear that embody vintage characteristics, including UAD Powered Plug-Ins.
Ready, Set, Mix! Tips for Prepping Your Mixing Session
It’s time to mix, so let’s start to move some faders! Well, maybe not right away. If we really want a mix to go quickly and smoothly, there’s some preparation that needs to be done beforehand. Here's a look at the technical prep, session prep, and personal prep needed before diving into your latest mixing session.
UA Artist Tips — Mixing Vocals with Joe Chiccarelli
See and hear UAD-2 Powered Plug-Ins in action as Producer/Engineer extraordinaire Joe Chiccarelli demonstrates them on a mix of the hit song, "My Body", by Young The Giant. This video takes you right back to the UA booth for Joe's engaging UAD-2 plug-ins demonstration. Enjoy.
Psychoacoustics: Where Sound Meets Your Brain
The most important pieces of hardware in any studio are the ones on the sides of your head. In this article from Sound on Sound magazine, we'll take a close look at the ear — how it converts physical sound waves into sonic information in the brain, and how this process has numerous practical consequences for music production.
Replacing Tubes in Your UA Analog Hardware
For those of you lucky enough to own one of Universal Audio's tube-based hardware preamps, channel strips, or compressors, you will at some point need to deal with replacing the tubes in these units. How is this done? What tubes do you need? Read on my friends, and the answers to your questions will be revealed!