Overusing Effects Is Dangerous: Here’s How to NOT Do It

Have you ever been accused of overusing effects? If your answer is no, then you probably haven’t done very much recording. It’s a trap every beginning audio engineer falls into from time to time. Even experienced engineers can let it happen if they’re not careful! So how can be you be sure not to do…

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Loud Mixes and Masters – the Right Way

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In today’s competitive commercial music scene, loud is viewed as better. Whether you like it or not, you need to be able to get your mixes and masters loud if you want to sound like the commercial pros. But that doesn’t mean you have to destroy the dynamic range and overall quality of your mix.…

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Creativity Through Structure

Want To Build Your Own Headphone Amplifier?

Have you been in a creative rut recently? Trying to dig yourself out can be pretty difficult – sometimes it’s easier to just give up and work on something else. But that’s never as fun. There’s a few ways to try and cure your creative woes, but I find that there’s one way that works…

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The Secret to a Smooth EP Master

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When you’re mastering a single track, it can be challenging – but nowhere near as challenging as master an EP or album. With a single track, you’ve got to make sure it sounds balanced, even, and commercially competitive. But with a collection of songs, you’ve got to make sure they sound good together. There are…

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Need a Bigger Low End in Your Production? Try This Bass Trick

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If you’re looking for a beefy low end, then you’ve probably tried every trick in the book. Boosting EQ, compression, low-end harmonic exciters – you name it, it’s been tried. My favorite trick that seems to work every time? Doubling the bass with two (or more) tracks. But if you’re looking to actually add that…

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GTR by Waves – 100 Days of Waves

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Day 20 in Multi-Platinum’s 100 Days of Waves!  We’re counting down our top 100 Waves plug-ins, and showing you how we use them in our projects and daily work. With every amp desirable, dial in your dream tone with GTR by Waves! We want to hear what you think about them – tell us your thoughts…

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Enigma by Waves – 100 Days of Waves

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Day 19 in Multi-Platinum’s 100 Days of Waves!  We’re counting down our top 100 Waves plug-ins, and showing you how we use them in our projects and daily work. Complete your sonic arsenal in ways you’ve never imagined with Enigma by Waves! We want to hear what you think about them – tell us your…

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Doubler by Waves – 100 Days of Waves

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Day 18 in Multi-Platinum’s 100 Days of Waves!  We’re counting down our top 100 Waves plug-ins, and showing you how we use them in our projects and daily work. Turn mono tracks into giant group sounds with Doubler by Waves! We want to hear what you think about them – tell us your thoughts and…

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5 Realizations Every Home Studio Owner Needs to Make

Know Where You Need to Improve with this Drill

I was recently chatting with a good friend of mine about his latest struggles in the studio. He moonlights as a songwriter and loves to record his own music. In fact, he’s been doing it for probably 15+ years. You might think he has released several – if not dozens – of records. With all…

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54+ Reasons to Buy a Gaming Keyboard

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54+ Reasons to Buy a Gaming Keyboard.  I hit the Macro Record button, followed by the macro I wanted to assign it to, in this case, G9, typed the title for this post, then pressed the Macro Record button again.  Then, to begin this article, I simply pressed G9 and it typed exactly what I did the first…

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