Tag: Mix Blog Studio

March 26, 2019 Off

Mix Blog Studio: Europe Revamps Its Copyright Laws

By Mike Levine

I don’t generally get to use the phrase “Here’s some breaking news,” in this space, but, well, here’s some breaking news. Today in Brussels, the EU parliament passed The European Union Directive on Copyright, a new law that includes a number of provisions to protect content creators. A great deal …

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February 26, 2019 Off

Mix Blog Studio: Hype Not Necessary

By Mike Levine

If you’re looking to buy a new audio interface, your choices are plentiful. I don’t have statistics for it, but speaking anecdotally, it seems like there are more interfaces on the market than ever, with more being announced all the time. As you might expect in any competitive market, some …

February 12, 2019 Off

Mix Blog Studio: The Joys of Multiband Transient Shaping

By Mike Levine

I had what you might call a “revelation” during a recent mixing project. No, it wasn’t a spiritual experience, but it was eye-opening. I started experimenting with a multiband transient shaper—the one in iZotope Neutron 2, to be precise—and found it to be quite beneficial for manipulating the …

January 31, 2019 Off

Mix Blog Studio: The Pleasures of Going Commercial

By Mike Levine

There are plenty of advantages to working in a home studio, both financial and practical, but sometimes it’s more than worth it to record at least part of a project in a commercial facility. I had that experience this past week, doing a long tracking session with one of the bands I play with. …