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Monthly Archives: May 2016

24 May 2016

The Great Plug-In Debate: Long List or Go-To Few?

It crosses my mind just about every week. “I wonder if I should get some more plug-ins?” Or maybe “I could make such better music if I just had [insert plug-in here].” But is this really true? Or is the opposite actually true – having only a few trusty go-to plug-ins will make your productions tighter and better sounding. There’s a lot of ways this discussion can go – let’s lay out the pros and cons of long vs. short […]

24 May 2016

The Hidden Advantages to Tuning Vocals

“Tuning” or “Auto-tuning” gets a bad rap. But the truth is that there are a lot of uses for it besides making someone sound like they can sing if they really can’t. In fact, tuning has only a little bit to do with the perceived “ability” to sing well. Diction, style, and confidence play equally important roles. So what are some of the hidden advantages to tuning vocals? Glad you asked! 🙂 1. If you know that you can nudge […]

22 May 2016

So Do I Need Acoustic Treatment?

So Do I Need Acoustic Treatment? Well, that’s a good question. If you’re wondering whether or not acoustic treatment is a good purchase for you, consider what it will do for your mixes. It won’t automatically make your mixes sound better – but what it will do is allow you to hear deeper into your mixes. You’ll be able to get a more accurate sound from your studio monitors, which can ultimately lead to better sounding mixes when you take […]