How to Capture the '60s Soul Sound with UAD Plug-Ins

Posted by Steve Levine on 2012年8月20日 18:19:13 PDT
Producer and composer Steve Levine, most famous for his work on Culture Club’s studio albums, was commissioned to recreate the classic sound of 1960's soul. In order to capture the vibe of the era, Levine employed specialized vocal talent, '60s-era recording equipment, and even modern gear that embody vintage characteristics, including UAD Powered Plug-Ins. Read More

Psychoacoustics: Where Sound Meets Your Brain

Posted by Emmanuel Deruty (Sound on Sound) on 2012年6月19日 17:37:16 PDT
The most important pieces of hardware in any studio are the ones on the sides of your head. In this article from Sound on Sound magazine, we'll take a close look at the ear — how it converts physical sound waves into sonic information in the brain, and how this process has numerous practical consequences for music production. Read More

Replacing Tubes in Your UA Analog Hardware

Posted by Dan Becker & Arfel Hernandez on 2012年5月23日 22:21:55 PDT
For those of you lucky enough to own one of Universal Audio's tube-based hardware preamps, channel strips, or compressors, you will at some point need to deal with replacing the tubes in these units. How is this done? What tubes do you need? Read on my friends, and the answers to your questions will be revealed! Read More

Tips & Tricks — 1176 Classic Limiter Collection

Posted by Mason Hicks on 2012年4月24日 18:59:17 PDT
Whether Bluestripe, Blackface, or AE, each 1176 plug-in in the Classic Limiter Collection has its own unique characteristics for gain, threshold, compression knee, distortion onset, and “sweet spots.” Here are some helpful hints for getting started with these unique tools. Read More

Andrew Scheps on Engineering Red Hot Chili Peppers, Mixing Adele, and Letting Songs 'Mix Themselves'

Posted by Mike Levine on 2012年4月19日 23:52:03 PDT
Andrew Scheps mixed numerous tracks on Adele’s Grammy-winning album, 21, as well as the latest Red Hot Chili Peppers album, I’m with You. As a producer, Scheps’ credits include Favez, The Duke Spirit, and Audrye Sessions. “Universal Audio’s stuff is definitely a big part of everything I do,” he says. Read More

Producer of the Year Paul Epworth on Adele, Cee Lo, Foster the People

Posted by Michael Gallant on 2012年3月16日 19:13:28 PDT
When Paul Epworth co-wrote and produced “Rolling In The Deep” off Adele’s album, 21, little did he know he would accept the Producer, Song, Record, and Album of the Year awards. Learn about the all-UA signal chain behind Adele's vocals, and the unique production aesthetic he brings to his other hit projects. Read More

Top 8 Mastering Mistakes and How To Avoid Them

Posted by Daniel Keller & Pete Doell on 2011年10月19日 22:29:30 PDT
Even expert mastering engineers can only accomplish so much, and it’s largely dependent on the raw materials they’re given to work with. With that in mind, here’s a look at some of the top mistakes people make in preparing their mix for mastering, according to Pete Doell, a veteran engineer of Universal Mastering Studios West. Read More

Rik Simpson on Producing Coldplay's Mylo Xyloto

Posted by Mike Levine on 2011年10月17日 22:02:13 PDT
Jay Z, PJ Harvey, Natalie Imbruglia, and Portishead are just some of the acts that Rik Simpson has engineered, produced, or mixed during his career. But the biggest name on Simpson’s résumé is undoubtedly Coldplay. Simpson (with two Grammys as a producer to his name) has worked on three of their albums, including their latest, Mylo Xyloto, which he co-produced, engineered, and helped mix. Read More

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