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Bruce Bartlett is a recording engineer, live sound engineer, microphone manufacturer and audio journalist. His latest books are "Practical Recording Techniques 6th edition" and "Recording Music On Location 2nd edition", both published by Focal Press.

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10 Questions to Ask Yourself While Mixing

By brubart

When you mix a song, you might find it helpful to ask some questions about what you’re hearing. The questions can keep you focused, and they make sure that you’re not overlooking anything. Here are a few things to ask yourself as you’re mixing. Can I hear everything? This is the most important question. Seems […]

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GAIN STAGING FOR RECORDING AND LIVE

By brubart

 Clean sound. That’s one of the marks of a professional recording, or professional sound reinforcement. “Clean” means free of noise and distortion. Getting that sound is a result of correct gain staging. Gain staging (or gain structure) is the process of setting the gain optimally in each stage of a recording system or reinforcement system. […]