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of better sound!
Tips for musicians and sound engineers
On the previous part you learned how during demo session Ensiferum members were blown away by the huge difference between tape and computer recording. We went thru the recording process for drums and bass along with rhythm guitar including the recording setup used on the album. Now let’s continue with vocals, accordion and mixing as […]
As drum recording is one of my most dearest topics, I want to help you improve the sound of your drums. The importance of the drum sound is one of the biggest factors that can either make or break an album. Not many drummers are satisfied with how their drums sound after mixing. All the […]
The Finnish folk metal ambassadors, Ensiferum, first came to me in 2014 to make recording, mixing and mastering for One Man Army album. I had worked, or actually “work” sounds too official so let’s change it to “had a blast” with Petri Lindroos (vocals & guitar) back when he was in Norther. We made three […]
For over 15 years I couldn’t listen any music outside the control room of our studio. I thought as my passion, music, had become my profession it had lost its once so wonderful effect on me. When I was re-introduced to vinyl records the joy was immediately there again! Ever since I have spread the […]
Guitar players who recently recorded at Astia-studio share their experience about guitar sound and how different factors affect it. Some of them shed light to equipment and different recording approaches on the quest for the ultimate guitar sound. Let’s hear what Masi Hukari, Ivan Apikov, Markus Toivonen, Juho Koski, Matti Hovi and Rami Kinnunen have to say. […]