Q. How do I make guitars sound more ‘epic’? |

Q. How do I make guitars sound more ‘epic’? |:

I’ve been struggling with recording and mixing ‘epic’ guitar sounds. I’m after something that balances aggression with tone, but which doesn’t sound too distorted like so many contemporary hard-rock records do today. Do you have any tips that might help?

Great tips from Mike Senior as usual.

Use Reverb Like A Pro: Part 2 | Sound on Sound

Use Reverb Like A Pro: Part 2 |:

Following last month’s introduction to reverb , we take you through the tips and tricks of some of the world’s best producers — many of whom are thinking about the reverb sound they want long before they get to the mix.

Part 2 – no need to keep the entire work hidden…

Use Reverb Like A Pro: 1 | Sound on Sound

Use Reverb Like A Pro: 1 |:

If you’ve ever spent hours mixing only to be confronted with a wall of mud, you might need to think harder about how to use reverb and delay in your mixes – and some simple tricks can yield dramatic results.

Mike Senior has been providing useful information and ideas for a long time. I own copies of his books. I now add some links to his online resources.

Studio One 4 Pattern Editing | Sound on Sound

Studio One 4 Pattern Editing |:

Studio One 4 introduced pattern-based step sequencing as an alternative mode to the familiar piano-roll MIDI editor. It’s one of those features that makes you wonder why every DAW doesn’t already have it. It’s simple and intuitive in a way that’s reminiscent of the creative tools we’ve come to enjoy in hardware. Pattern-based sequencing is most often used for drums, but as we’ll see in this month’s workshop, the Pattern Sequencer in Studio One can be just as easily directed to synthesizer and instrument sounds, and can very quickly generate something unexpected.

I suspect this won’t work for folks who don’t subscribe to SOS. The link should work properly in about 6 months. It works for me today 😉