Did anyone else notice this? He posted one picture where he sort of sharpied over his mixing screen, but the waves tune was still partially visible, he then deleted that picture and reposted another one with the screen compelety blacked out. His insta tag is @therealmikedean where you can go see yourself.
Why is there such a stigma around the use of auto tune live? He mixed for quavo and Madonna for God sakes auto tune is like part of their sound it's no secret.
There's a post on the front page of reddit right now of the before an after of Madonna performance. It was tuned live but also in post by I assume someone different than Mike Dean.
What are your thoughts on this from an engineering and also artistic perspective? Is Mike Dean being professional by blocking out his plug in screen on Instagram? If I was in that position I would definitely do the same as you don't wanna piss anyone off and lose your gig.. But he opened up a pretty large can of worms he could've avoided, and now that madonnas before and after is going viral his name is gonna be brought up.
I'm considering doing a research project on the physics behind ASMR. I'm curious about what people here think could be the cause of this phenomenon. My current hypothesis is that it is something to do with the combination of sibilant frequencies, along with resonance in microphones that is generated by the proximity of the audio source to the mic.
What's your take?
For those who don't know what ASMR is, here's an example of an ASMR practitioner on Youtube. I'll be honest, it is kinda weird. But it's developed a huge cult following somehow
I have a compressor on a synth. In the compressor, the input level and output level is at -18db. I have every parameter at 0, except for the ratio which is at 1.0:1 (the lowest).
Now, when i bring my threshold down from 0 to -20db for the sound to trigger the compression and turn up the ratio, the sound actually gets LOUDER. everytime I reduce the threshold and increase the ratio, the sound gets much louder, but the GR meter is working HARD. This is only happening on one channel while all the other channels work fine with compression. I've never had this happen before. Any idea what the issue could be? I'm trying to get the sound to trigger the compression at the threshold level. The lower i put the threshold parameter (turn it to the left from 0db to the negative values), the louder the sample gets. the higher i put the ratio to tell the compressor to lower the volume of the sample, it makes it louder.
Not sure if it matters, but i reduced my volume of everything greatly to mix at a low volume and have headroom.
I've kind of gone back and forth between whether or not I mix as I go for longer and bigger recording project. There are some projects where I leave it all to the end, doing edits in between sessions but not much in terms of eq, compression and other effects. There are other songs where I will mix as I go, and get a pretty good rough mix every time we get to recording new parts, and then at the end get the final mix going.
I'm just curious what everyone else's workflow is like during the recording process.
For example, I'm not a jazz listener at all. But when I hear live jazz playing in a small venue it just sounds so so amazing. Like I immediately want to go inside and check it out. But when I hear a jazz recording I can never feel anything from it. Same thing when I hear a really great violinist or someone doing a song cover irl it just sounds so so good.
I've noticed recently that a few albums mastered at Sterling Sound Studio have a certain atmosphere about them. Like the Taylor Swift's Reputation, Halsey's Hopeless Fountain Kingdom, and Lorde's Melodrama sounds more full/complete. I've seen a lot of fans comment that the production sounds amazing in these albums but I don't think it's the beats, I think it's the mastering specifically.
Anyone else noticed this. If so what exactly is this effect called?