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BY Matt Greco It’s tough in a lot of modern pop music to find space especially as productions grow larger in what seems like a never-ending quest. I’m all about a big beautiful production but instead of adding more instruments or vocals, how about stripping things down? I know this isn’t a new idea but …

Making a Mix Sound Bigger With Fewer Tracks Read More »

BY MATT SIM There’s plenty of information out there online for producers and engineers about audio mixing. But the majority of them are quite misleading. Like everyone else, I used to go through all the magazines, blogs, articles and youtube videos when I was young, trying to pick up all the “tricks” I can get …

5 common misconceptions that engineers & producers have Read More »

by Juan Pablo Calvo Mixing is an art form, and as in all art forms, it requires a specific space. A frame of mind and for you to be in touch with the creative part of your brain, which means removing all the obstacles that prevent you from achieving those requirements. In a mixing project, …

6 Mixing Tips for Putting yourself in the right headspace Read More »

Introduction When I choose a processor to be applied to my audio signal, I always ask myself this question: Do I want this machine to do its duty in an “invisible” way (that is, in the final result not to notice the application of the machine), or do I want this machine to “put a …

Compressors: Pump and… Breathe! Read More »

Nowadays, all home audio systems are in stereo. It means that the sound comes through two speakers: Left and Right. Long time ago, music was listened to in mono-systems, in other words: through only one speaker. Then, stereo systems were created, but they were not used properly at the time. Planning the panning In Panning, …

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In this article, with the extraordinary support of Fernando Cubillos, we will explain the masking principle and some tips to avoid this problem that make your mixes sound like a war of sounds fighting each others, getting an amateur and muddy results. Introduction to Frequency Masking A higher-amplitude frequency masks a similar lower-amplitude frequency. This …

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What is a microphone and how do I use it the right way? A microphone is used to record sound events. It converts “real” sound events into electrical impulses. Here the main focus is on the membrane, which you can find in every microphone. The membrane receives vibrations and is so set in motion. The …

Microphones Tutorial Read More »

In this article, by Dennis J Wilkins, we will discuss a method of creating and using project templates that can be used to greatly reduce set-up time when starting a new recording or mixing project. Some A-list Grammy winning engineers use just a few variations of templates on hundreds of mixes a year to streamline their …

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In this article, we will discuss the various possibilities of routing the plugin chain of any channel of any DAW in our possession. article by Andrea “Potter” Cristofori Introduction If you have been lucky enough to closely observe a large analog console, you might’ve been frightened by the bulk of buttons and knobs. After observing it …

Configure your Channel Strip to be an Analog Console Read More »

Today we have a great choice for DAWs, and almost everyone is using a 64 bit operating system. Yet, there are some good reasons to use a 32 bit DAW in a 64 bit system, especially if you’ve been mixing with a DAW for years! Certainly, a 64 bit application can access a lot more …

64 or 32 bit? Read More »

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