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Importance of Audio Interface

If you want to know how you can record anything that makes a sound then you probably want to know what an audio interface is. An audio interface is something most people know nothing of. Some musicians say that once they have a sound card, they don’t need an audio interface anymore. Can you really use […]

The Importance of Mixing in Mono

The Importance of Mixing in Mono

Despite that Stereo systems were invented over half a century ago and multiple channel speaker configurations are the standard in cinemas and home theaters systems for the last twenty years or so, mixing in Mono, or at least checking a mix in Mono is still crucial. And yes, not only for mono playback systems but […]

6 Pre-Production Tips to Avoid Problems

6 Pre-Production Tips to Avoid Problems

Pre-production is one of the most underestimated phases in recording an album. It is the phase where the artist (or band), the musicians, the music teacher, and the producer sit down to hear the whole song in its barest form. This is where parts are tweaked or changed altogether, and this is when people fix […]

Mixing In Its Core – What Audio Mixing Really Is

Mixing In Its Core - What Is Audio Mixing Article

Have you ever thought about what audio mixing really is? “Mixing in its core” means that every instrument present in a song is balanced. So, practically that’s mixing in a nutshell. There isn’t a particular secret or a well-kept strategy when it comes to mixing, but if the need for defining a secret behind mixing exists […]

Can You Really Fix it in the Mix?

It is one of the most common platitudes that you get to hear in a recording studio, “we’ll fix it in the mix“. But is it really a good idea to record your tracks and then to worry about fixing them, adding EQ, compression, noise reduction etc. later on? Of course not! The saying should […]

Tips For Recording In Improvised Locations

Recording Tips In Improvised Locations

There’s a type of recording sessions that are my favorite kind of work: recordings that take place in improvised locations, outside of the recording studio. Sometimes musicians get inspired by the atmosphere of a place and create something wonderful recordings on the spot. You’ll want that record that for later, preferably in multitrack, in your […]

How To Calculate Delay And Reverb Times Like A Nerd

How To Calcualte Delay And Rverb Times Like A Nerd

The grooves and flow of a song are reinforced by syncing compressors, delays, and reverbs to the tempo of the song. But what happens if your delays, reverbs, or compressors don’t have a tempo sync feature? Below, I will show you how to calculate the note length in milliseconds like a nerd. How to convert […]

How To Make EDM Music – Song Structure

How To Make EDM Music - EDM Song Structure

There are many different genres in EDM. Only ‘House’ music genre can be divided into Tropical House, Progressive, Melodic, Bigroom .etc. But what a lot of these genres have in common, is that the structure is very set: Intro, Breakdown 1, Build-up, Drop A, Breakdown 2, Build-up, Drop B. In this article, I want to […]

How to Set Up Your Home Recording Studio – Essentials

How to set up your home recording studio

Thinking that setting up a home studio for music is a huge project? You might be thinking that building a home recording studio will require huge capital, abundant time, research, planning, and preparation. You are not alone to think the same way, but most of the people are thinking the same as you. However, the […]

FL Studio Mixing HOT Tips: Layers & Layering

FL Studio Mixing Tutorial - Layers and Layering

So, every now and then, we find something’s missing in our productions, and we try adding some new arrangement or adding a new voice, and it just doesn’t work, it doesn’t need anything new, but somehow, something’s still missing. It sounds thin, it lacks weight. If this is something you find yourself struggling within your […]

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