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A Musician's Guide To Mixers

Feature | Topic: Mixing | Home & Studio Recording, Mar 1984

Advances At Advision

Feature | Topic: Mixing, Recording Studios | International Musician, Mar 1975

Digital Mixing Magic

Feature | Topic: Mixing, Sampling | Sound On Sound, Aug 1990
With Sampling Keyboards

Vocal line out of tune? Lead guitarist fluffed his solo again? Craig Anderton reveals some ways of using a sampler to fix these, and other problems, in the mix.

Effective Automation - Part 2

Feature Series | Topic: Effects Processing, MIDI, Mixing | Sound On Sound, Jan 1986

Part 2 sees Roland's SBX-80 Sync Box and SRV-2000 Reverb jump into action as Paul Gilby explains the practicalities of creative mixing with MIDI controlled effects.

Effective Automation - Part 1

Feature Series | Topic: Effects Processing, MIDI, Mixing | Sound On Sound, Dec 1985
Creative mixing with MIDI controlled effects

Paul Gilby takes a look at the first MIDI controlled effect - Yamaha's D1500 which heralds a series on creative mixing with MIDI controlled devices.

Electronic Music Techniques

Feature | Topic: Mixing, Recording | Electronics & Music Maker, Sep 1981
Mixing

EQ

Feature | Topic: Effects Processing, Mixing | Making Music, Jan 1987

The varieties, the uses, the pros and the cons.

Get On The Right Track

Feature | Topic: Mixing, Recording | Home & Studio Recording, Mar 1985

Leading new wave synthesist Ian Boddy explains the way he uses 'track sheets' when undertaking a recording.

Good Enough For The Pro?

Feature | Topic: MIDI, Mixing, Syncronisation | Sound On Sound, Jan 1993
Thoughts on MIDI's Next Decade

Hands On: Soundcraft Spirit Studio Mixer - Part 2

Feature Series | Topic: Mixing | Sound On Sound, May 1992

David Mellor concludes his guide to this low-cost high-quality console.

Hands On: Soundcraft Spirit Studio Mixer - Part 1

Feature Series | Topic: Mixing | Sound On Sound, Apr 1992

A large mixing console can have literally thousands of knobs and switches. David Mellor explains how to use every last one of them - almost! Part 1 of 2.

Insider Fading

Feature | Topic: Design, Development & Manufacture, Mixing | Sound On Sound, Jun 1993
Behind The Design Of The Soundcraft DC2000 Moving Fader Console

MIDI Automation Systems - Part 1

Feature Series | Topic: MIDI, Mixing | Sound On Sound, Feb 1988
How Good Are They?

Over the next two issues Graham Hinton tests five mixer automation systems which all provide control of audio signal level by means of Voltage Controlled Amplifiers (VCAs) and are accessible to some degree by MIDI. This month it's the turn of the Akai MPX820 and Simmons SPM8:2.

MIDI Automation Systems - Part 2

Feature Series | Topic: MIDI, Mixing | Sound On Sound, Mar 1988

Last month we explained the development and requirements of VCA-based mixer automation systems. This month, Graham Hinton scrutinises three retrofittable automation systems - the Twister PAC, MegaMix, and J.L. Cooper MidiMation - and asks 'How good are they?'

MIDI in the Mix

Feature | Topic: Effects Processing, MIDI, Mixing | Music Technology, Jun 1988

The scope of MIDI control has expanded beyond that of simply allowing one synthesiser to control another. Chris Meyer explains how you can now shape a whole mix using the five-pin DIN plug.

MIDI Muting

Feature | Topic: MIDI, Mixing | Sound On Sound, Jun 1993
Sound Workshop

Mixdown Lowdown - Part 2

Feature Series | Topic: Mixing | Music Technology, Dec 1986

In the second part of our series on getting the most from the mix, Paul White offers some advice on using outboard signal processors to their best, er, effect.

Mixdown Lowdown

Feature | Topic: Mixing | Phaze 1, Jan 1989
Demo Tape Discipline

the final chapter reveals the tricks of the mix

Mixdown Lowdown - Part 1

Feature Series | Topic: Mixing | Music Technology, Nov 1986

Paul White again, with the first in a new series on ensuring your immaculate recording isn't ruined by a mediocre mix. This month: what not to do with mixing desks and outboard processors.

Mixdown Lowdown - Part 3

Feature Series | Topic: Mixing | Music Technology, Jan 1987

The concluding episode, and Paul White explains how the processing secrets already revealed can be applied to make a complete mix. No more staring at the faders in despair...

Mixer Basics

Feature | Topic: Mixing | Recording Musician, Jan 1993

A step-by-step guide to the workings of a typical mixing console.

Mixing Essentials - Part 1

Feature Series | Topic: MIDI, Mixing | Sound On Sound, Feb 1990
Mixing in the MIDI Age

This two-part feature covers both the art and technology of mixing. The first article on page 48, 'Mixing Essentials', covers audio mixing in general, from a more basic level, and applies to any sort of studio mixing task. The second part, 'Mixing With MIDI’, starts on page 54 and covers techniques made possible by MIDI, specifically automated mixing and sending MIDI instruments direct to your master tape. Craig Anderton is your guide.

Mixing For Stereo

Feature | Topic: Mixing | Recording Musician, Feb 1993

A panoramic Paul White explains where sounds should be placed in the stereo image during your final mix.

Mixing for the Small Gig - Part 2

Feature Series | Topic: Live, Mixing | Making Music, Sep 1986

What the knobs mean on the average desk, and which ones kill.

Mixing for the Small Gig - Part 1

Feature Series | Topic: Live, Mixing | Making Music, Aug 1986

How to understand those mixer type things that put all the noises through the PA. S'easy.

 

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