Working on the last stretch of “oscillator theory”, I was once again reminded of an old audio engineering mastering: to make something apparently louder, it’s often best to turn something else down.Read more "Mixing and Mastering: Why not try to turn something down?"
This article is about how stereo panning choices were made for the Eclectic Blah album.Read more "Eclectic Blah: Panning Rules"
There have always been different opinions on what is “right” when editing a live recording of (improvised) music before release – ranging from “a n improvised performance only exists in the moment and must not be recorded” to the Ampex guitar of Zappa. With the upcoming Eclectic Blah album in mind, here’s my philosophical take on the topic.Read more "Philosophy (and Ethics) of Editing Improvised Recordings"
A response to Steve Lawson’s interesting post “Expanding Audio Orthodoxy – Recording, Mixing, Mastering”.Read more "“Expanding Audio Orthodoxy” – can’t we remain orthodox for the right reasons?"