Vocal Production Tips! A Mega List To Check Out | Production Expert

Vocal Production Tips! A Mega List To Check Out | Production Expert

There are many significant junctures capable of enhancing or undermining the quality of a song’s vocals. In this article, iZotope Contributor Philip Nichols shares some common vocal production practices—some to use and some to avoid. Of course, it’s best to start at the source.

A great refresher when doing pre-production work. It really helps to know how you plan to make your recording the best it can be,

Exploring the Neoverb Advanced Panel

Exploring the Neoverb Advanced Panel

by Griffin Brown, iZotope Content Team October 14, 2020

But what if you’re a mild-to-severe control freak (like I am) when it comes to your audio? You might want to dive a bit deeper than the visible tools allow. Thankfully, Neoverb not only lets you do so, but even offers some reverb-warping options you won’t find in many other reverb plug-ins.

I find the screen captures from Insight showing how the sound changes with the reverb settings highly useful. I can hear the differences, but having a different perspective makes it sink in just a little better…

50 Quick Tips for Capturing Great Recordings — Pro Audio Files

50 Quick Tips for Capturing Great Recordings — Pro Audio Files

All great producers and engineers know that the key to a great mix is a great recording. On that note, here are 50 quick-tips on getting the best results in the studio:

Always good to have some tips…maybe some nibs?

Slicing Loops – Power Up With These Six Tips | Production Expert

Slicing Loops – Power Up With These Six Tips | Production Expert

The ability to slice audio loops up into their constituent hits and map them across the keyboard for unfettered rearrangement has been a staple music production technique since 1994, when the release of Propellerhead’s Recycle! application changed the sampling game forever.

iZotope RX 8 Music Rebalance Now Supports ARA 2 In Logic Pro X | Logic Pro

iZotope RX 8 Music Rebalance Now Supports ARA 2 In Logic Pro X | Logic Pro

Now within the Music Rebalance module, Audio Random Access 2, or ARA 2, allows Logic Pro X to exchange more data with iZotope RX 8 than standard formats. In this article, iZotope Contributor Nick Messitte explains how to use Music rebalance in iZotope RX 8 and how the new ARA 2 support in Logic Pro X works.

5 Polar Patterns explained – easy to understand | LEWITT

5 Polar Patterns explained – easy to understand | LEWITT

It is essential to know polar patterns to get the perfect recording out of your microphone. Here you’ll learn everything you need to call yourself a pro.

Nice pictures describing coverage.

Drum Mixing With Logic Pro X Plug-Ins Only – Two Approaches To The Same Tracks | Logic Pro

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Drum Mixing With Logic Pro X Plug-Ins Only – Two Approaches To The Same Tracks | Logic Pro

Chris Vandeviver and Eli Krantzenberg have been doing a series of collaborative videos. We each tackle the same situation, from two distinct vantage points and approaches. These posts are designed as a vehicle to demonstrate just how flexible Logic Pro X is, and the sometimes dramatically different results that are achieved by two people using the same tools.

Fundamental Stereo Miking Techniques – Produce Like A Pro

Fundamental Stereo Miking Techniques – Produce Like A Pro

Stereo miking techniques use two microphones at the same time to record one sound source. Each microphone is then panned to the left and to the right to mimic the way our ears perceive sound in the “real world.” This adds width, space, and location to a recording.

Zoom Meetings with OBS an iPhone and a green screen

Zoom Meetings with OBS an iPhone and a green screen

With the Covid-19 situation in the spring of 2020, the University of Arizona, along with a lot of the country, sent us all home to work. Quickly our lives turned into hopping from Zoom meeting to Zoom meeting, with the oddball Teams, Slack, Skype, WebEx, Chime, BlueJeans… who am I missing?

6 Ways to Use Neutron 3 for Post Production

6 Ways to Use Neutron 3 for Post Production

by Nick Messitte, iZotope Contributor

By now, you’re probably familiar with the ways Neutron 3 can help you in your mixes. This article will demonstrate how Neutron is also a perfect companion during the post production process—mixing sound for film, television, and other viewable media. The tools in Neutron are often transparent in timbre, which is perfect for post production. Let’s dive right into it and show off six tips for using Neutron 3 for post production.

It’s not just for post-production anymore…de-reverb?

Remix FX performance recording in Logic Pro X 10.5 – 9to5Mac

Remix FX performance recording in Logic Pro X 10.5 – 9to5Mac

Now housed inside Logic Pro X, the Remix FX plug-in brings more than just a few DJ tricks to Apple’s flagship production suite. To some degree overshadowed by the influx of game-changing new tools and technologies that hit Logic Pro X with the 10.5 update, the multi-FX, touch control plug-in rig can be a particularly useful and creative production tool that only enhances new powerhouse additions like Sampler and Live Loops. Below we are exploring its capabilities and how Logic Pro X users can take advantage of the immersive touch-based musical performance surface.

5 Ear Training Exercises to Listen Like a Mastering Engineer

5 Ear Training Exercises to Listen Like a Mastering Engineer

by Ian Stewart, iZotope Contributor August 12, 2020

When you think of the most important tool in a mastering engineer’s arsenal, what comes to mind? An equalizer? A compressor? Top-notch conversion, monitoring, or room acoustics? These are all certainly very important, but without a great set of ears behind them, they’re virtually worthless.

But in truth, your ears are only really one part of the story. They turn sound vibrations in the air into neurological signals, but it’s your brain that does the real hearing. Luckily, our brains are great at learning and adapting, so here are five ear (and brain) training tips to help you listen like a mastering engineer.

How Inter-plugin Communication Shows up in Your Workflow – iZotope

How Inter-plugin Communication Shows up in Your Workflow

by Will Hunt, Product Marketing Manager January 16, 2020

We talk about Inter-plugin Communication in our products, but what does it actually mean? It is not one single feature, but a framework that lets iZotope plug-ins work as a team to help you accomplish common mix tasks that professional engineers tackle on the job every day. In this article, I’ll use the Tonal Balance Bundle to demonstrate ways iZotope plug-ins use this framework to streamline common mixing tasks.

How To Use UA Console With Zoom Or Any Remote Application – Free Tutorial | Production Expert

How To Use UA Console With Zoom Or Any Remote Application – Free Tutorial | Production Expert

In this article Mike Exeter gets to grips with UA Console and looks in detail at how to set up your system for streaming and collaborative workflows online. Console has loopback capabilities but they are presented rather differently and a little explanation makes things much simpler. We have the details.

How to perform with Live Loops in Logic Pro X 10.5: a step-by-step guide

How to perform with Live Loops in Logic Pro X 10.5: a step-by-step guide

Though they’re terrific for transforming studio-based productions, Live Loops are equally powerful when used for live performance. We demonstrate how this effective feature can take tracks from the studio to the stage.
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