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Monthly Archives: March 2017

31 Mar 2017

Rolling The Dice With Your Mixes

You’ve heard the expression “rolling the dice,” right? It means you’re taking a chance on something. You might be “rolling the dice” when you try that new Mexican restaurant. Or maybe when you head out to a concert full of bands you don’t know too well. You might love it, but you might hate it. It feels great when you take chances and they pay off. But it feels awful when you take a chance and it completely backfires. And […]

31 Mar 2017

Massive Mixes: Maintaining Clarity

It always seems like a tradeoff in mixing – do you want a massive wall of sound or a crystal clear mix? But it doesn’t have to be. And it probably shouldn’t be. The best mixes are the ones that sound full and clear. But how can you do that, especially when you’re working with a lot of tracks? There’s two things that are so simple – yet so many people overlook them. [wc_box color=”primary” text_align=”left”][wc_heading type=”h1″ title=”1. Panning.” text_align=”left”][/wc_box] […]

31 Mar 2017

Your Own Worst Enemy

Did you know that you have an enemy every time you walk into your studio? That’s right. He doesn’t like you. He even does things to intentionally screw up your session. Here comes the M. Night Shyamalan twist: that enemy is actually you! (gasp) Learn how to never make these critical mistakes again and improve your productivity in your home studio: There are three mistakes that you can make while working in your studio – all of which are caused […]

31 Mar 2017

Levitation with Sound: Can your music do this?

Scientists and front of house engineers have long known of the ability to *move* things with sound. And every engineer has experienced the bumps and dips in their rooms frequency response caused by standing waves. But what if you could sync those waves up, and trap things inside the nodes? Magic.  

31 Mar 2017

Remote collaboration between 2 DAW’s

A few years ago I needed to get the Mix bus out of an SSL 9000j into the mini-jack in of a Macbook. It was my attempt to Skype mix versions to the arranger of the orchestral piece i was mixing, so he could give notes. He sat on his deck at the beach, and could hear even the smallest missing xylophone role in the busiest sections. It saved us a ton on time and money for later sessions since […]

31 Mar 2017
31 Mar 2017

C1 Gate by Waves – 100 Days of Waves

Day 14 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. The C1 Gate is the fastest way to clean up your tracks, both in tracking and mixing! We want to hear what you think about them – tell us your thoughts and share it for your audio friends!

31 Mar 2017

Why You Should Never Use Offline Bounce

If you’re a Pro Tools user, you were probably very excited when they announced the ability to offline bounce. If you’re pretty much any other DAW user, you’re probably wondering why it took so long for PT to catch up – you’ve had the same feature for ages! Either way, it’s a very convenient and fast way to get your music into a stereo file. But guess what? When you’re bouncing something that matters, you should never do an offline […]

30 Mar 2017

Doubler by Waves – 100 Days of Waves

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 share it for your audio friends!

30 Mar 2017

The Hidden Power of Markers

Believe it or not, one of the more powerful tools you have at your disposal in your DAW is your marker track. But most songwriters and engineers overlook this and don’t use them to their full potential. There are three extremely useful jobs that markers can be used for – most people only know about the first. Let’s take a look at those three today: 1. Laying Out the Structure of Your Song This is the obvious one, but still […]