Review: TrainYourEars EQ Edition 2

“All you need is ears” George Martin once said, and if George says it, it’s true. And when it comes to mixing music specifically, truer words have never been spoken. Though you spend your time wishing you had the cash to drop on that magical Pultec EQ your time would probably be better spent honing your ear…

The 9 Most Useful Metallica Isolated Tracks

Isolated tracks. They’re great for figuring out parts, getting inspired, getting a sense of what techniques have gone into the recording and mixing of a track, as well as showing just what your favorite musicians are capable (or not capable ) of. Here we take a look at the best of the best isolated Metallica…

Huge IK Multimedia/Pensado giveaway

Here’s a sweet competition from IK Multimedia and Dave Pensado and it’s open worldwide. The spiel: “This Spring, IK Multimedia has teamed up with Pensado’s Place for six weeks of exciting prizes in an amazing Pro Audio Giveaway! Each week a new winner will receive a power bundle of award-winning mixing and mastering software from…

George Harrison isolated tracks

It was 48 years ago today, January 10 1969 to be precise, when George Harrison left the fraught Let it Be sessions never to return to the world’s biggest band. In honor of that sad event, let’s take a look back at some of George’s best solos, collected here in glorious isolation. What is Life…

Interview: Soft-Amps Plugin creator Alexander Petrov-Savchenko

When it comes to the plugin producers out there who are cool enough to give their stuff away for free, they don’t get much cooler than Alexander Petrov-Savchenko, better known as AXP, better known still as the juicy brain behind Soft-Amp. Over the years he’s released some stone-cold killer guitar plugins: The sweet Marshall Guv’nor-clone, the SoftDrive; the…

Best DAW for your buck? Reaper Digital Audio Workstation, definitely

A quick rant: I love Reaper. If you’re unfamiliar, Reaper is complete multi-track audio and MIDI recording, editing, processing, mixing, and mastering environment. There’s too much going on in Reaper to put it all here. Suffice to say: if Pro Tools can do it, so can Reaper. This is full-blown professional-quality recording solution. But you…