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    The modes of the melodic minor system

    09-21-2018 11:23 AM
    After the brief deviation in the last installment, it's time to continue with our favorite altered modes... Read more on Audiofanzine

    Singing or the art of performance - Part 4

    09-15-2018 07:23 AM
    To finish with the performance question, today we'll discuss a somewhat particular topic which was inspired by a comment posted in the French forum by ex-Moderator in Chief, Will Zégal, in response to a previous article.. Read more on Audiofanzine

    The return of the return of the pedal

    09-05-2018 04:30 AM
    Dear friends, do allow me to open a brief parenthesis in our harmony series with this article... Read more on Audiofanzine

    Singing, or the art of performance - Part 3

    09-03-2018 11:27 AM
    Today we'll continue exploring the art of performance with an installment that could be easily renamed into "Theatrics for Dummies." However, anyone who takes the time to put into practice these tips will see an amazing improvement in the recording of vocal performances. Cross my heart and hope to die if they don't!.. Read more on Audiofanzine

    Altered modes, the specific case of the half-diminished scale

    08-21-2018 10:15 PM
    You might be wondering why I'm writing about these scales as a "particular case" even though I hadn't mentioned them when talking about the altered and Bartok scales. Well, these two scales often lead to a quite legitimate confusion so I decided to straighten things up and write an article to clarify things before moving forward. Even if that means straying a bit from the subject of altered modes to briefly explain what the diminished scale is, since it is not an altered mode... Read more on Audiofanzine

    Singing, or the art of performance - Part 2

    09-03-2018 11:29 AM
    As you saw previously, the singer, as a performer, can be compared to an actor. However, unlike a "traditional actor," the singer must only rely on his/her voice to bring to life his/her character within the framework of a recording production... Read more on Audiofanzine

    Altered modes, the specific case of the Bartok scale

    08-20-2018 12:03 PM
    In the previous article we started studying two particular cases among altered modes. Remember that altered modes are those built from a scale that is not major. The two cases in question are the altered scale and the Bartok scale. After having explored the first one in the previous installment, today we'll study the second one... Read more on Audiofanzine

    Altered modes, the specific case of the altered scale

    08-15-2018 02:20 AM
    In the last article, I introduced you to the modes of harmonic and melodic minor scales. Before we begin to study each of them, I invite you to discover two of them more in detail right now, namely the altered and the Bartok scale. Today we'll begin studying the first one... Read more on Audiofanzine

    Singing, or the art of performance - Part 1

    09-03-2018 11:28 AM
    In this new installment of the chapter dedicated to vocal recording we will tackle the delicate issue of performance... Read more on Audiofanzine

    Introducing altered modes

    08-10-2018 09:18 AM
    In the previous article we made a brief pause in the study of the characteristics of the different modes to introduce two particularly useful forms of writing in the modal system: the pedal and the ostinato... Read more on Audiofanzine

    Taking care of the singer - Part 2

    08-07-2018 05:03 AM
    Second installment dedicated to the things to do to prepare better for a recording session. Once again, certain things I'll write here might seem statements of the obvious for some of you. That said, I'm the kind who thinks that if something goes without saying, it always goes better if you actually say it... Read more on Audiofanzine

    Pedal and ostinato in the modal system

    08-03-2018 01:55 PM
    In the last couple of articles we started to see how modes work, especially considering their harmonic characteristics and the cadences which support them... Read more on Audiofanzine

    Modal cadences 2

    08-01-2018 08:01 AM
    In this article we'll continue on the same path as last week, reviewing the characteristic cadences of each mode... Read more on Audiofanzine

    Taking care of the singer - Part 1

    07-30-2018 01:30 PM
    Today we'll see how you can look after the singer during a recording session. Do note that for the sake of simplification, whenever I write "singer" in this chapter I will be referring generically to any person who sings, raps, slams, etc... Read more on Audiofanzine

    Lighting accessories for musicians

    07-28-2018 01:12 PM
    If you only have your talent and hard work to deliver a good concert, here are some nifty tools to help you make your gigs more visually appealing... Read more on Audiofanzine

    Modal cadences 1

    07-25-2018 03:18 PM
    There's probably not one single article in the first 45 articles of this series, which dealt essentially with the tonal system, where I didn't mention cadences... Read more on Audiofanzine

    Recording vocals

    07-23-2018 01:49 PM
    This week we'll begin discussing one of the most important topics of this series: vocal recording. As you will see in this brief introduction, recording vocals correctly doesn't just mean putting up your best mic with the ideal preamp in the right environment... Far from it... Read more on Audiofanzine

    Harmonic rules for the Aeolian and Locrian modes

    07-19-2018 11:50 AM
    In the previous article you saw the rules for the Phrygian, Lydian and Mixolydian modes. Today we'll look at the Aeolian and Locrian modes... Read more on Audiofanzine

    The art of dialog - Part 3

    07-17-2018 09:18 AM
    Third and last part of this interlude dedicated to dialog within the framework of a record production. Today we will look at this topic from the point of view of the home studio loner... Read more on Audiofanzine

    The art of dialog - Part 2

    07-09-2018 12:39 PM
    Second part of this brief interlude dedicated to dialog within the framework of a record production. Last week I probably put the cart before the horse and this article should've certainly been published before, but inspiration wanted it to be another way. Anyway, as the old saying goes: better late than never... Read more on Audiofanzine

    The top commercial audio editing software for 2018

    07-02-2018 03:25 AM
    Four years after our first poll on the topic, few things have changed in the world of audio editors, at least according to our French readers... Read more on Audiofanzine

    The art of dialog - Part 1

    06-29-2018 02:20 PM
    Before we start another chapter of this ultimate recording guide, I decided to write this article inspired by some comments to previous articles... .. Read more on Audiofanzine

    Harmonic rules for the Phrygian, Lydian and Mixolydian modes

    06-28-2018 01:04 PM
    In the previous article we started to discuss the specific rules that apply to the different harmonic modes. Today we'll continue with the Dorian, Lydian and Mixolydian modes. If you just took up reading the series, I recommend you to refer to article 46 to understand better what I'm talking about here... Read more on Audiofanzine

    Punch In / Punch Out

    06-26-2018 01:45 PM
    This time we'll look briefly into a recording technique which is as old as can be. In fact, chances are you already know it, but a brief reminder never hurt anybody. Besides, it will be the perfect occasion for newbies to discover this powerful function that lies at the core of every single modern DAW... Read more on Audiofanzine

    Harmonic rules for the Ionian and Dorian modes

    06-20-2018 01:56 PM
    In the previous articles we began to study the different means to identify modes. As we continue our way into the depths of modal harmony, today we'll start discovering the harmonic rules that determine these modes... Read more on Audiofanzine

    Recording by parts - Part 2

    06-18-2018 08:07 AM
    In today's article you'll see how to put into practice the recording by parts technique so that the end result is as natural as possible... Read more on Audiofanzine

    Harmony Basics - Part 49

    06-14-2018 08:10 AM
    In the previous article we started to see how you can differentiate modes from each other. And we'll keep on doing the same today... Read more on Audiofanzine

    Recording by parts - Part 1

    06-17-2018 12:44 PM
    This week I invite you to discover a technique that will allow you, in some specific cases, to significantly improve the quality of your recordings. As far as I know, this technique doesn't really have a name, so I decided to call it "recording by parts" for this series of articles. Some of you might think I'm referring to the "punch in / punch out" method, but I'm not, although we will come back to it later on. So, what am I talking about here? Follow the rabbit down the hole..... Read more on Audiofanzine

    Working with virtual instruments

    06-05-2018 09:51 AM
    The long chapter dedicated to recording electric guitar has come to an end. That said, the articles in the coming weeks will deal with topics that could easily be integrated into it. But I made the choice to separate them because the things we will be addressing go well beyond the scope of the guitar. In fact, the end of the last installment where we talked about amp emulations encouraged me to write an article dedicated to virtual instruments. The use of a certain number of VSTis is extremely common in "home" productions. Yet the best way to approach the work with these tools is often to apply the same methods that you'd use if you were recording the actual instrument... Read more on Audiofanzine

    Top brands for acoustic folk guitars

    06-02-2018 08:31 AM
    Today is the turn to list the top brands for acoustic guitars. Indeed, after having done the same with electric guitars, we decided to let acoustic guitar players express their opinion. .. Read more on Audiofanzine