Do you *love* great headphones and audiophile gear? Check this out

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I’ve long been a fan of Grado headphones…the required headphones for many a critical listening class. But if you think your Beats by Dre can compare, I would challenge you to both check out this amazing tour of the components used to test *Every. Single. Pair* before they go out the door. Here’s the crazy…

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Batch Commander by Slate Media Technology

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Batch Commander puts hours back into the days of Pro Tools users. Based on Slate’s Raven 2.0 Control Surface software, Batch Commander is a series of single buttons that can execute up to 1000 key commands, menu selections, and mouse clicks. Here is a brief overview of it’s capabilities from Slate’s description. Tighten up entire drum…

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SSL EG by Waves – 100 Days of Waves

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Welcome to Multi-Platinum’s 100 Days of Waves! What’s that, you might ask? It’s where we go through our favorite 100 Waves plug-ins and show you a little about them. But we’re not going to just show you how the knobs work. We’re putting them on our actual mixes and giving you a peak at how…

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H-Delay Deal from Waves – Today Only

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Want an incredible delay with a nice analog sound? Look no further. And for only $29, you won’t find a better deal. We use this plug quite a bit in our mixes, like in Nashville Demo Indie Rock course. It can add a lot of life and size to a vocal, or can create some…

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Why You Need To Release Your Recordings

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Do you release your recordings? Put them on a website, Facebook page, or even distribute them digitally? Maybe even make physical copies? If you don’t, you should seriously consider doing it. Not only is it cool to get to share your work with friends, family, and strangers, there are actually some incredible benefits to doing…

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Creating Your Very Own Click Track

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Last week, we talked about the importance of the click track. But what is equally as important as having a click? Having the right click. That’s right – there is certainly a way to have the wrong click. Having the wrong sound, coming in on the wrong subdivisions, or even just being unclear as to…

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Interactive Processing: Something You Should Be Doing

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How do you apply effects your tracks while mixing? We’re not talking about what plugins you’re using – we’re talking about what process you’re using. It’s a good idea to hear exactly what a certain plugin is doing to one track specifically. You obviously don’t want to completely trash a track and not even know…

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Interpreting Feedback from Your Clients: The Secret to Happy Customers

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You’ve probably heard the saying – “the customer is always right.” But as engineers, sometimes we’re “right.” Actually, most times we’re “right.” Contrary to what some artists think, there’s no such thing as the “umph” knob on the kick drum channel. But it’s our job as the engineer to make them think there is. If you deal…

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Getting A Better Feel From Your Kick

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The four-on-the-floor kick drum is one of the staples in dance/pop music. But getting it to sit perfectly in your production can be a little trickier than just hitting “quantize” on the MIDI track. There are two ways to greatly adjust the entire feel of your track – just by moving the kick drum part…

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5 Steps to a Successful Multi-Tracking Session

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Multi-tracking is an essential skill set that any engineer must have. But it’s not quite as easy as it might seem. It’s a lot more than just hitting record. It can be a stressful situation, even when you’re just multi-tracking with three musicians. Let’s go through 5 steps to a successful session: 1. Set up…

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