Tag: engineer

  • How to Not Piss Off Your Mastering Engineer

    How to Not Piss Off Your Mastering Engineer

    In the above video, a companion to our Mentored course, Faders Up I: Modern Mix Techniques, sound engineer and course instructor, Joe Lambert, explains why it’s important to keep a minimally limited (or compressed) version of your mixes on hand, and to make a second compressed version for listening purposes. Compression is a versatile tool that […]

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  • The “Green Apple Trick” for Recording Singers in a Session

    The “Green Apple Trick” for Recording Singers in a Session

    The above video features recording engineer Tim Leitner, one of the star instructors of both our Faders Up mixing courses, I: Modern Mix Techniques and II: Advanced Mix Techniques, explaining a trick he uses to minimize mouth sounds in a vocalist’s performance in the studio. For more tips and techniques just like this, check out Faders Up I: […]

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  • Faders Up II: Meet Our Pro Instructors

    Faders Up II: Meet Our Pro Instructors

    Interested in learning about pro-audio mixing techniques? Preview Soundfly’s online mixing courses, Faders Up I: Modern Mix Techniques and Faders Up II: Advanced Mix Techniques today. Each 6-week course combines tips and perspectives from today’s top sound engineers with 1-on-1 professional mentorship from a Soundfly Mentor. Sign up for either Faders Up course now and take 30% off with promo code: FRIENDOFTHEFLY. We’re […]

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  • The 13 Most Common Mics You’ll Find in a Studio, and Why Engineers Rely on Them

    The 13 Most Common Mics You’ll Find in a Studio, and Why Engineers Rely on Them

    Every day, the metal gates are rolled up, the padlocks are unlocked, and the side-alley doors are swung open for business. The master power switches are flipped on, the tubes warm to a nice sizzle, and, one by one, each tool and instrument buzzes to life. From wide, wooden live rooms, to dark, dank project […]

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  • (Artificial) Space Is the Place: A Reverb Technology Primer

    (Artificial) Space Is the Place: A Reverb Technology Primer

    + Welcome to Soundfly! We help curious musicians meet their goals with creative online courses. Whatever you want to learn, whenever you need to learn it. Subscribe now to start learning on the ’Fly. If you’ve sung even a single note in a large concrete stairwell, you likely know how flattering and interesting reverberation can be. The desire to artificially add […]

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  • Rudy Van Gelder: The Optometrist Who Pioneered an Ethos in Record-Making

    Rudy Van Gelder: The Optometrist Who Pioneered an Ethos in Record-Making

    By Brad Allen Williams Rudy Van Gelder died 25 August, 2016 at the age of 91, having made some of history’s most enduring sound recordings. If you’ve explored the variegated tapestry of 20th century recordings lumped together under the criminally reductionist banner of “jazz,” you probably know the name. If you’ve dug through crates and slid […]

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