Tag Archives: mixing

Strings and Stereo Widening

Back when I recorded and mixed This is My Father’s World, I mentioned that I used a stereo widener on the string section. I also panned the strings [..]

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Interlude: Peaceful

My first mix to come out of my Steinway recording session is an Interlude, subtitled Peaceful. I have a number of back issues of Keyboard magazine from the [..]

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Simple Gifts

Simple Gifts is a Shaker song from the mid-1800’s, with a lively melody. Set to new lyrics as Lord of the Dance it has been a popular song [..]

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Beyond the Horizon

My buddy Will has published again, and this time it’s his most ambitious song yet. It’s a 10+ minute prog rock epic with changing time signatures, face-blistering guitar [..]

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Kidz Praise

At my church, the kids under 5th grade have their own service (under 3 in the nursery). I’m the music coordinator for the rugrats, and what we do [..]

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Summer Tales

I enjoy helping people record their music, especially when they have no other route. Family friends Nicole and Kayley White fall into that category. Nicole is a young [..]

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Song Production from Begining to End

There are quite a few steps that make up taking a song from initial concept to completed production, ready for public consumption. Since I don’t have any real [..]

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Interlude: Majestic

In an earlier post I described the concept for my new CD. As a quick recap, it will be made up of creative instrumental arrangements of traditional hymns [..]

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Back on Track – Mixdown

Having successfully completed the emergency mix, I’ve been able to get back to moving forward on Praise to the Lord the Almighty. As of this writing, I’m almost [..]

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When the recording was complete, we had 14 different drum hits and one sound effect, each with 10-15 samples of increasing volume, each with 3-4 takes. That’s a lot of samples. [..]

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