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How Great Productions Are Like The Stock Market

The stock market is a pretty crazy place. So how can good productions be like the stock market? It’s simple. I’d like to challenge you, if you haven’t already done this, to watch a single companies’ stock prices for one day. Use something with...

Evolution of Music

Chills, people. Chills. It’s pretty incredible how far we’ve come. Just listening to the progression from the 60s to today, we as engineers, producers, and musicians have come up with some incredible art. Hope this inspires you to hit the studio today and crank...

Happy Thanksgiving! What Are You Thankful For?

We’ve all got a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. Whether you’re gearing up for an incredibly filling dinner or a family reunion, chances are you’re going to be recognizing all of the things you’re thankful for. The list usually starts with important...

Two Secrets for Pocketing Vocals Like a Pro

Listen to the radio. Maybe your favorite CD. If you’re listening to the vocals, it will seem like every single word is exactly where it should be. Not that every word is perfectly on the beat, but it is exactly where it feels right....

What is Your Style?

This is a question that young mixers and producers don’t ask themselves enough. Sometimes for good reason, but sometimes just out of ignorance. There is a great time to ask the question “what is my style” and there is a not-so-great time as well....

Using Clip Gain When Mixing

Are you using clip gain in your mixing process? You might be using it to fix a quick peak, or maybe to level out a vocal. It can be easier than automation in some cases, and can be a bit more precise than riding...

The Real Problem With Digital Recording: Why Analog is *Better*

We all know that analog “sounds” better. That means different things to different people. We’re not here to argue about whether or not digital “sounds” good or bad – we’re here to talk about what the real problem with digital recording actually is. And...

The Worst Audio Mistake And How To Avoid It

Whenever there are decisions to be made, there are just as many mistakes to be made. This is true for just about anything, but especially for audio. And there’s one mistake in audio that we make all the time. Unfortunately, we often don’t even...

Virtual Consoles: Fan or Pan?

Many of the Multi-Platinum.com producers started their careers in the waning days of analog, or the birth of the digital revolution. A couple weeks ago, we were honored to have Graham Cochrane with therecordingrevolution.com hanging out in the studio, where a long discussion/debate of...

V-EQ4 by Waves – 100 Days of Waves

Day 11 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 V-EQ4, a recreation of the 1081 console module with stellar...

5 Realizations Every Home Studio Owner Needs to Make

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...

Surprise! How To Change It Up In Your Productions

Songwriting and producing can be pretty formulaic. And it shouldn’t be. It should be surprising, creative, and inventive. We shouldn’t be able to predict exactly what’s going to happen in every song. But how can you avoid this fate when producing your tracks? Here’s...