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  • Surround-Sound Mixing

    It’s been 15 years now since I took the plunge and invested in a complete Dynaudio Air 5.1 surround sound monitor system. At the time, I thought that surround sound on DVD-Audio and SACD discs was going to take off among music listeners. Unfortunately, it didn’t happen. Back then, I could walk into Tower Records […]

  • Digital vs Analog – Recording

    When it comes to the recording process, analog gear will stay with us for a very long time. Even USB microphones have diaphragms and analog circuitry inside them, and there are a lot of beautiful sounding analog pieces of equipment, especially preamps, compressors and equalizers, that affect the signals traveling through them in interesting and […]

  • Digital vs Analog – Mixing

    When it comes to mixing, the debate gets more interesting. There are basically three different approaches: Before I tell you my approach, let me elaborate about why people would choose one over the others. All-Analog Mixing A good example of someone who used to do all-analog mixing is the very successful mix engineer Michael Brauer […]

  • DAW Platforms

    People often seem to be willing to die by their Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) of choice. Well, maybe that’s a bit of an overstatement, but many people either swear the software they happen to use makes their music sound better or that it’s superior from a functionality or user-interface perspective. I think all the major […]