Practical Guide to Chose Audio Monitors by DynAudio

“Choosing by Ear” is a new Practical Guide to Monitor Selection by DynAudio written by Paul Mac. Paul Mac’s paper covers the issues of listening environment, listening material and the listening process and provides helpful resource references including the Audio Engineering Socieity’s (AES) standard for Subjective Evaluation of Loudspeakers, AES20. Paul provide a current and […]

Creating a Reverse Reverb in Ableton Live

In this Ableton Live tutorial, I will quickly walk you through the process of how to make a special reverb effect called Reverse Reverb. This is a commonly used effect that goes back to the days when studios used DAT. This effect is still often used to introduce a new motif or vocal. It was […]

Slicing Vocals in Ableton Live – Tutorial by Ashley Young

In this tutorial we’ll be looking at a method of slicing up a vocal sample and then using it in a techy beat. This method is a fairly common one in various genres including dubstep and house. To start with I’ve taking a simple kick and snare pattern with some high-hats and chosen a fairly […]

Ableton Live Tutorial: Resampling and Splitting Frequencies

In this two part tutorial we will take a basic bass sound, re-sample it, then split the frequencies and apply different FX to each of them. Part 1: Re-Sampling into Simpler So we start off by taking a basic bass sound from NI Massive. The one I’ve chosen sounds a lot like a didgeridoo. Just […]

Get Started With Your Home Studio by Andrew Alexander

After I posted an article about Affordable Equipment to Build A Mini Home Studio, on Linkedin I get some great comments about this with plenty new tips in how to create and what to buy if you want to make a music studio, even a home studio. Bellow is a great completion from Andrew Alexander: “It […]

Affordable Equipment to Build A Mini Home Studio – Tips & Tricks

As you know, in these days everything is recorded directly onto your computer’s hard drive. We start assuming that you already have a computer – desktop or laptop, it does not matter, though laptop gives you more freedom of movement. Now you need the following: Recording Software A microphone A microphone stand A pop filter […]

Basic Compression Tips in Audio Mastering – Tutorials

We asked some of our experts, to come up with some indispensable compression tips. Never be scared of your compressor again… Sidechain The sidechain, or key, is the signal within a compressor which is used to control the output level. It is when this signal exceeds the threshold that compression is applied to the main signal […]

Behind the Hip Hop Beats – Sampling and Samples

Hip-Hop genre was born and developed with samples. From old music, rare music, soul music, hip-hop has always known to feel and appreciate the spirit of the other songs, extract best samples and reassembling in a stronger and more efficient way. In music, sampling is the act of taking a portion, or sample, of one […]

General Audio Mixing Techniques – Tips and Tricks

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This article is an introduction to mixing technique, some great tips and tricks for helping you to better understand the art of mixing. From first you need to distinguish between mixing and mastering because it’s a fundamental difference in the techniques and tools used and results. Audio mixing, generically defined is the process by which multiple […]

Behind the Audio Mastering Process – Tips and Tricks

Behind The Audio Mastering Mastering is the final step that is made before printing an album – both in terms of technical and creative point of view. I will present some techniques used by many sound engineers. Mastering using these techniques will help you understand better what you need to do before you start working […]