[This just in from Donyea via YouTube. He’s put together a great video on mixing drums in Studio One that I really thought was worth a look and listen. Have at it! He says he’s got more videos like these brewing, so why not take a second to head over to his channel and subscribe. ]
It’s been a while since you’ve heard about what I’ve been doing. I’ve been doing lots of records, and a good bit of film scoring. All with Studio One of course—Amazing! I’ve posted a video walkthrough of me mixing some live urban funk drums with of Studio One as well—I thought your community might enjoy it.
Join Justin Spence as he takes you on a tour of our John Storyk-designed recording studio at the new PreSonus headquarters in Baton Rouge! We’ve got the ADL 700 Rack of Doom, triple-paned iso booths, and a stunning live room. We’ve had special guests come by lately, including Reba’s band and George Straight’s production crew. We’ll show in-studio performances and interviews from them, and who knows what else? Tune in!
Compression is an oft-misunderstood and sometimes over-used effect that enjoys (?) a wealth of online forum punditry. Sonic Sense has done an exemplary job here in plainly illustrating the rudiments of compression while cutting the crap. This video begins by demonstrating exactly what the basic compressor controls do, and then follows up with audible examples of the compressor being applied during tacking AND in a full mix, so you can very clearly hear the effect applied in the context of a full song. Demos include vocals, snare, and bass.
Thanks to Sonic Sense for not only clearing up some of the mysteries of compression, but also for choosing the ADL 700 as the right tool for the job.
Esa is highly decorated as a conductor and composer, including the UNESCO Rostrum Prize in 1992, and the Siena Prize in 1993—he was the first conductor ever to receive it. Other merits include the Royal Philharmonic Society’s Opera and Conductor’s Awards, the Litteris et Artibus medal, and in 1998 the French government awarded him the rank of Officier de l’ordre des Arts et des Lettres—and that’s just to name a few. Furthermore, Salonen has received seven honorary doctorates in four different countries.
Currently, Esa is the Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor for London’s Philharmonia Orchestra and the Conductor Laureate for the Los Angeles Philharmonic, where he was Music Director from 1992 until 2009.