Mixing Mavenry: Godzilla 2014

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In this installment of Mixing Mavenry, we'll take a look at Godzilla 2014. Nominated for a ton of sound awards, although it's not my favorite movie of all time, the…

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Music Mastery: Contact

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In this installment of Music Mastery, I'm going to speak about one of my favorite movies by one of my favorite movies scored by one of my favorite composers: "Contact,"…

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Debunking the Analog to Digital Process

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I've had several people ask me, "Exactly how does the ADC/DAC process work?" Sure. I'll just vomit forth 45 years of integrated circuit and coding advancements. Brutal. Instead, let's answer…

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How To: Mastering Within Final Cut Pro X
A surprising site: mastering plugins in FCPX

How To: Mastering Within Final Cut Pro X

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I have certainly panned Final Cut Pro X as one of the most difficult to use Non-Linear Editors with respect to audio. I've gone so far as to say you…

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Compressor Shootout! Audition Single-Band, Waves Ren & C1
Compressors are one of the most important pieces of gear, and should be worked with under controlled conditions

Compressor Shootout! Audition Single-Band, Waves Ren & C1

As I've said before, compression is the "audio combustion" in a mix. Without compression, it's quite difficult to create contour of a track or series of tracks. Also, each compressor…

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How To: Create the Dialog Basic Grade
The EQ is the fundamental tool for making things sound great.

How To: Create the Dialog Basic Grade

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On both the Sound Advice Tour and in the Pro Member Education, I talk at great length about the importance of create a "basic grade" for dialog in order to…

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Showdown: Røde NT4 Vs. NTK
Røde NTK Tube Cardioid Condensor Microphone

Showdown: Røde NT4 Vs. NTK

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 When we think of Voice Overs (VOs) we generally think of recording them with a nice cardioid condenser microphone - in mono. Why? Because generally voice overs are always a…

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