Getting Better At Automation

Getting Better At Automation

If there’s one thing that can turn an average mix into a spectacular one, it’s automation. With the right combination of dynamics on your tracks and subtle changes in the mix throughout, you can create a massive and musical mix. But this is a little easier said than done. You need to practice your automation…

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Get The Most Out Of Your Acoustic Instruments In the Mix

Get The Most Out Of Your Acoustic Instruments In the Mix

Ever wonder why your pianos always seem to “bog down” your mix? Tired of acoustic guitars sounding too heavy in your tracks? With a simple filter, you can lift all of your acoustic instruments up off the floor. But that number changes depending on the instrument – here’s why: [wc_box color=”primary” text_align=”left”][wc_heading type=”h1″ title=”Filter out…

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Why People Don’t Like Your Music

Why People Don't Like Your Music

This past weekend, I watched an insane film. It was an indie film called “Escape From Tomorrow.” I saw the cover and thought it looked interesting. So I Googled it. I read that it was trippy, odd, and that the filmmaker employed some truly guerrilla techniques to make the film. And I was hooked. I…

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The Best Way To Improve Your Guitar Tracks

The Best Way To Improve Your Guitar Tracks

Alright – day four of our drills and exercises. This time you’re going to end up with better guitar tracks. But before we dive into the drill (which can work for just about any instrumentalist, not just guitarists), let’s discuss some of the differences between playing a live show and performing in the studio. Because…

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Electronic Music Production

Electronic Music Production

Millions of electronic music lovers have experienced the production of this world class DJ Now it’s your turn.   $39.95 $29.95 [purchase_link id=”3960″ style=”button” color=”blue” text=”Buy Now – Instant Download”]   Hours of hands-on experience to take your songs to the next level. For beginning to advanced Electronic Music Producers A complete walkthrough on the…

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DeEsser by Waves – 100 Days of Waves

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Day 16 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. Make your vocals clean and spotless with DeEsser by Waves.  Dean shows you how to get started with a vocal track here! We want to hear…

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Building In Dynamics for Your Productions

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In today’s world of high-energy productions and a seemingly decreasing dynamic range, it can be tough to build contrast into your productions. And in case you’re not aware, contrast is what makes music exciting. If there was no contrast in music, you’d listen to a single pitch at the same velocity, rhythm, and pitch. Can…

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The Truth About Compatible Sounds and What It Can Do For Your Recordings

You’re listening back to your production after the final vocal is recorded. For some reason, you thought you’d like it better than you do. You flip over to iTunes and play your favorite commercial record. For some reason, everything in that record seems to…fit. Great productions all have at least one thing in common –…

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Feeling Like Your Creativity Is Lacking In the Studio?

Feeling Like Your Creativity Is Lacking In the Studio?

This past week, I’ve been trying some new things out in the studio. I’ve started working on a new project and was searching for the right sound to pursue. No matter what I tried, I just didn’t like it. I tried electronic drums, real drums, electric guitars, acoustic guitars – nothing seemed to work. I…

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The Edit Button

The Edit Button

Alright, I’m going to be honest. I wish there was a such thing as this for audio. Let’s be honest – don’t we all? Unfortunately, it only exists for video. (Just kidding, just making sure you’re paying attention.) But the truth is that we honestly aren’t that far from this today – we rely heavily…

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