Articles by Mitch Gallagher

Guitar Tracks: Getting Down to Mixing

February 9, 2014
A proven mixing method.
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Guitar Tracks: More Track Cleaning

December 16, 2013
Which instrumental tracks need cleaning prior to a mix? And how much cleaning is too much?
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Guitar Tracks: Cleaning a Mix

December 3, 2013
Get your mix ready for prime time with these handy editing and filtering techniques.
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Guitar Tracks: Building a Mix

November 11, 2013
Mitch Gallagher discusses how mixing is about presentation—how the various elements of the music are combined, balanced, and conveyed by the overall sound of the mix.
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Studio Legends: Andrew Scheps

October 21, 2013
Engineer/producer Andrew Scheps mixes Black Sabbath’s return to the top of the charts.
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Guitar Tracks: Learning Your Room

October 6, 2013
Before you can produce mixes that translate well in a variety of listening environments, you need to get intimately familiar with your own listening space.
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Guitar Tracks: More Mix Tricks

September 3, 2013
Whether you’re mixing studio tracks or a live band in a venue, it’s crucial to have sonic references you can use to quickly gauge the sound system and room.
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Mix Tricks

August 1, 2013
Crafting a mix is a very specialized art form and it takes a combination of tools, experience, know-how, and, of course, ears.
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Studio Legends: Michael Wagener

July 28, 2013
Engineer/producer Michael Wagener recalls the heyday of recording hard-rock and metal titans acts like Metallica and Megadeth, as wells as how to find your speaker cab’s sweet spot and make your mix sound huge.
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iOS, Anyone?

July 10, 2013
No matter what style of music you make or how you prefer to work, there are apps and accessories for your iPad or other iDevice that will let you capture recordings and work on your music wherever you find yourself.
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DAW Wars and More

June 16, 2013
Where do things stand with the current crop of top DAWs?
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Keeping the Peace, Pt. 3

May 11, 2013
Let’s talk about how to put the four components of sound control to work in keeping sound from escaping our studios and music rooms.
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Keeping the Peace, Pt. 2

April 15, 2013
In the real world, achieving a truly soundproof space is extremely difficult and extremely expensive.
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Keeping the Peace

March 11, 2013
Sound control is a real problem for all musicians.
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Studio Legends: Bil VornDick

March 11, 2013
Engineer/Producer Bil VornDick, the master of recording acoustic guitar, shares his secrets.
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Addressing Home-Studio Hums

February 4, 2013
I’ve received a flurry of questions from readers lately, so for this month’s column, I thought I’d share my responses to a handful of them in hopes that we can
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How Should You Record?

January 9, 2013
When considering using a commercial studio versus a home studio, you have to weigh the benefits and costs.
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DAW Collaboration Roulette

December 10, 2012
Exchanging DAW files with collaborators can be a frustrating challenge
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Choosing Essential Plug-ins for your Studio

November 5, 2012
Convolution reverbs like Altiverb from Audio Ease create their effects by applying the characteristics of real rooms and halls to your signals. The V-EQ3 plug-in from Waves emulates the
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Studio Legends: Keith Olsen

November 5, 2012
Keith Olsen on recording countless chart-toppers from the 1970s, ''80s, and ''90s.
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