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High Sample Rates De-Mystified

As we race towards higher and higher sample rates (especially in the mastering community), it’s easy to forget this one simple fact: Sample rates higher than 96KHz serve little purpose other than to make equipment manufacturers more money. Don’t get me wrong; moving from 16-bit to 24-bit was a major advance forward in sound production […]

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Practical & Effective Compression Use

In my personal opinion, one of the most over-used processing techniques in all of sound recording and production is compression.  Somehow, it’s been embedded in every young engineer’s mind that in order to get giant sounds, one needs compression, especially on drums.  I couldn’t disagree more.  In virtually all of the music I’ve produced, from […]

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How Digitial Does Analog Better Than Analog

I know, many will call this blasphemy. Many may even argue until the cows come home (and then some) about how this is impossible, how there’s no way digital will ever rival the sound of analog, especially digital representations of vintage analog gear that may actually sound more authentic than their analog vintage gear counterparts. […]

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