What’s The Best DAW For _______?

What's The Best DAW For _______?

I get this question almost as much as any other – what’s the best DAW for (fill in the blank). MIDI. Comping Vocals. Drum Replacement. Plug-ins. Audio Editing. It’s really a toss up – just about every DAW on the market today is incredible at all of these tasks. But that answer doesn’t usually satisfy.…

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What hard drive should YOU trust your songs to?

What hard drive should YOU trust your songs to?

The folks at mass backup company Backblaze have done the math, and tested tens of thousands of drives over thousands of hours of use. Which manufacturers stacked up, and which ones failed most often? Moreover, which ones are YOU going to trust your, and your clients, songs to? Check out their very interesting results. http://blog.backblaze.com/2014/01/21/what-hard-drive-should-i-buy/

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Track Submixing = a packing primer

Track Submixing = a packing primer

What do you think? Can you pack a suitcase like Heather Poole? More importantly, can you fit 200 tracks on a single 15″ laptop screen without having to scroll? Ms. Poole can fit 10 days worth of clothes into a single carry-on bag. That’s impressive. No wrinkles, no hassle, no broken zippers. Check out her…

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Understanding the Difference Between Genre and Style

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Most of the time, we use the terms “genre” and “style” interchangeably. And most of the time, that’s not a problem. But when we’re trying to figure out what makes a pro mix or production, it can make a pretty big difference. As you start to understand the difference between genre and style, you’ll be…

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Multi-Platinum Bass Editing: Compare Serato, XForm and Avid TCEX – YouTube

Multi-Platinum Bass Editing- Compare Serato, XForm and Avid TCEX - YouTube

A great Bass can be everything your song needs to go from flat, to full…But a bad bass performance can be the ruin of even the greatest track. When it’s totally in the pocket with the drums, there’s no better foundation to be had. So when you start pocketing these tracks, and need to use…

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V-Comp by Waves – 100 Days of Waves

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Day 10 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-comp, a rich recreation of the vintage 2254 vintage hardware compressor. We want to hear what you think about them – tell…

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To Quantize or Not To Quantize – That is the Question!

To Quantize or Not To Quantize - That is the Question!

It’s a long-standing debate – to quantize or not to quantize. One side of the argument (and honestly the most popular side) says that quantizing your MIDI data sucks the life out of your tracks and makes them sound square, dull, or unrealistic. The other side says that without quantizing your tracks, your productions will…

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New Avid Control surfaces? #MixingRedefined

New Avid Control surfaces? #MixingRedefined

Well they’re back teasing us with the hint of a new Pro Tools Control Surface. After the introduction of their new mixing console last year, I can’t say I’m too surprised that they might be doing a studio version of it. Then again, we just sold our Pro Control because it was incompatible with 11…though…

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The Most Essential Yet Forgotten Vocal Production Step

The Most Essential Yet Forgotten Vocal Production Step

Vocals are arguably the most important part of most any production. So it would make sense to spend a lot of time on them. Tracking, Comping, Tuning – it takes a lot of work to get a great vocal performance for a production. But there’s one step that seems to be left out in a…

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Warmer Drums With A Single Plug-in

Warmer Drums With A Single Plug-in

You might be skeptical. But I’m about to tell you something that works. And believe it or not, you’ve got this plug-in already in your plug-in list, no matter what DAW you’re using. And if you use it correctly, you’ll get warmer drums (and even warmer tracks in general.) [wc_box color=”primary” text_align=”left”][wc_heading type=”h1″ title=”It’s a…

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