Vocals recording (Production technique)

Vocal recording in the studio is one important production technique that requires a lot of attention to be able to have a good outcome. It is a concept that I believe I will be learning all the time and it will further advance my own knowledge. To record a vocal we do need to have […]

Reggae Genre Analysis

Jamaica used to be a British colony until 1962 (which is after the rise of Ska), (Potash, C 1997). Ska has characteristics of R&B piano, guitar, bass , drums and brass instruments. It is said it originated as a new sound that critiqued the indigenous sounds that dominated as Mento and Jamaican blues. With more […]

Social Conscious project (Suicide Prevention)

Suicide is a complex issue involving numerous factors and should not be attributed to any one single cause. Not all people who die by suicide have been diagnosed with a mental illness and not all people with a mental illness attempt to end their lives by suicide. It is projected that in 2015 the rate […]

Social Conscious Studio Recording Project

Myself and 4 gifted musicians went into the Neve studio to record some music for social conscious project directed at Suicide. In this blog I will talk about the preparations and the process involved in preparing the recorded session and post production, editing and mixing. Roy and I discussed on how to setup the studio […]

Signal flow (Audio interface setup)

Setting up an audio interface has its own challenges whether you followed the proper signal flow chain or not. I did spent almost 8 hours trying to get signal come through pro tools from my audio interface. I had an M-Audio fasttrack and a Behringer xenyx 12 channel mixer interface. I figured that If I […]

Parallel Compression

Parallel compression is a technique dynamic range used in sound recording and mixing, a combination of dry signal mixed with a compressed version. It uses a send and return setup similar to sending signal to an effects processor. Also known as Upward compression or New York compression. The benefits of using parallel compression is you […]

How to use Reverb

Reverb (short for reverberation) is the acoustic environment that surrounds a sound. Natural reverb exists everywhere. Reverb is composed of a series of tightly-spaced echoes. The number of echoes and the way that they decay play a major role in shaping the sound that you hear. Many other factors influence the sound of a reverberant […]

Post Mortem Black Hole

ADR ( Automated Dialog Replacement), Foleys & Sound design I have got pretty good understanding what they stand for as I got it introduced in my 5th tri. The first project required us to be team of 2 or 3 members which then I had an opportunity to work with Roy and Alice. As a […]