S1 Stereo Imager by Waves – 100 Days of Waves

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Day 9 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. Today we are looking at the S1 Stereo Imager, a sound-stage sculpting tool that can make stereo tracks and your entire mix the perfect size. We want to…

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Pro Tools Automation Modes.

Pro Tools Automation Modes.

Learn about each of the automation modes found in Pro Tools 11 in this quick video!

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Avoiding a “Safe” vocal performance

Avoiding a %22Safe%22 vocal performance

Here’s another quick clip from Bil’s “Master Production series on how to avoid a “safe” vocal performance by adjusting the headphone mix. Capturing a great vocal takes more than a great mic… It takes a great producer who pays painstaking attention to the subtle details of inflection, diction, and conveying emotion. Clients like Alison Krauss,…

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Building a danceable arrangement

Building a danceable arrangement

Bringing you another great Electronic Music Production clip from “DJ Stryke”, in this preview Greg gives us his key thoughts on topics like White Noise and proper arrangement in an electronic dance track. Check it out. Jump over and download the series here.

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Better Productions Through Diversification

Better Productions Through Diversification

If you’re looking to make better productions, there’s one thing you simply cannot do. No matter what the situation, this detrimental decision will kill creativity and place a glass ceiling on all of your productions. And this fatal flaw is lack of diversification in the music you listen to. And believe it or not, there’s…

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Tired of Forgetting That GREAT Song Idea? Try This Tip!

Tired of Forgetting That GREAT Song Idea? Try This Tip!

If you’re a songwriter or musician, there’s something you should know. You’re going to forget things. But that doesn’t mean they have to be forgotten! Some of the most frustrating times in the studio occur when you or another musician is fiddling around on their instrument and strikes the perfect chord, lick, or harmony. You’re…

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Up Close and Personal

Up Close and Personal

Bugs are creepy. Why are we (sometimes) so afraid of them? They’re tiny in comparison to us, and many times we don’t even know they are there! They only seem to bother us when we know they’re around. I was just reading through some posts on Bloomberg Businessweek the other day and came across a…

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Can You Use Apple Loops In Your Music?

Can You Use Apple Loops In Your Music?

A few people have asked me recently if it’s legally OK to use Apple Loops in Logic or Garageband in their music. The easy answer is “yes, you can legally do it!” But that brings up another discussion – should you use them to create your music? It’s a similar question (though ultimately quite different)…

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Flex Time – the New Standard

Flex Time - the New Standard

We’ve been absolutely loving Logic Pro X here at multi-platinum.com – not only for the usual Logic perks, but the amazing performance we’ve been seeing. It’s unreal. But luckily for us all, it is in fact real. And we might go as far as to say that Flex Time is the new standard for audio…

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Tutorial: Mixing Massive Hip Hop Kick

Tutorial- Mixing Massive Hip Hop Kick

Almost every stye of modern music involves a huge, punchy kick drum. Sure, it’s possible you’re doing exclusively bluegrass, or maybe classical. But Hip Hop, Pop, EDM and even a lot of Rock nowadays benefits from the ability to mix a massive, punchy kick drum. So take just a few minutes and be reminded of…

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