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12 Apr 2017

Want To Build Your Own Headphone Amplifier?

Do you like building stuff? Do you like bass? Combine the two in one fun weekend project! “The Bass Bump Headphone Amp is an audio accessory you can build to improve all of your private music listening. It has enough power to give clear sound and punchy dynamics through most any pair of headphones, or even a set of small speakers. The custom bass enhancement circuit lets you boost the music’s critical low-frequency spectrum to your taste. It sounds better […]

11 Apr 2017

Switching Things Up for the Better

The other day, I was writing a song. But I noticed something odd as I was doing it. A lot of times, I’ll start humming a melody and find the chords to put to it, but almost at the same time. It’s like the famous “music or lyrics first” question. But I tended to do it more or less all at the same time. As I was writing the other day, I was only writing the music. After I had […]

09 Apr 2017

Need Some Free Plug-ins? Look No Further!

Getting new plug-ins is great. It can allow you to explore new sounds and get excited about your productions. The price tag can often stand in the way of new plug-ins for your studio. But that doesn’t have to be the case. (And no, we’re not talking about pirated software. That’s not cool.) We’re talking about freeware. And believe it or not, there are some really great ones out there. We’ve compiled a list of some of our favorites here. […]

09 Apr 2017

Free Plug-ins for Memorial Day!

Happy Memorial Day from Multi-Platinum! We figure that you’re probably out enjoying the beautiful weather and sitting around a nice barbeque with family and friends, but in case you’re like us and are sitting in front of a computer recording some music, we’ve got some good news. If you’ve never heard of pluginboutique.com, you’re missing out. Since you may not have come across this already, we’d like to share this with you and get you some free plug-ins and virtual […]

09 Apr 2017

V-Drums World Championships

Did you even know that this was a real thing? I was surprised that this was an actual event – but thank goodness it is! These musicians are of a special breed – conducting entire productions with just a V-Drum controller by Roland! Check out this video to see this amazing feat:

09 Apr 2017

How It’s Made : Ribbon Microphones

If you’ve never flipped through your cable channels on a lazy Sunday afternoon and stumbled upon the show How It’s Made – you’ve been missing out. Everything from Swiss Watches to Bugattis to – you guessed it – ribbon microphones. Check out this video and see how it’s done!

09 Apr 2017

Overused Effects – what’s your guilty pleasure?

Everyone has at least one guilty pleasure. Maybe it’s Zac Efron flicks, maybe it’s Madonna. Or if you’re like us, it might be a plug-in. If it is, you’re on the right site. There have been many overused effects and sounds in music – from the 80’s hair snare to the 90’s pop slap bass. (Seinfeld is exempt from this, of course.) Probably the most notably overused effect in recent musical history is Antares Auto-Tune. Back when T-Pain released “Rappa […]

09 Apr 2017

An Interview with Mick Guzauski

It’s hard to find someone with a longer and more impressive credit list than Mick Guzauski. He is mixing some of today’s biggest hits and is shaping the sound of the modern mix with credits like Pharrell, Alicia Keys, and Daft Punk. We were lucky enough to chat with him a bit after his presentation at Sweetwater’s Gearfest 2014 this weekend. (Check out some other great interviews over here.) Mick gives us an inside look at his workflow and current […]

08 Apr 2017

8 Things That Audio People Hear That Normal People Don’t

1. The crowd track on guitar hero. I mean, what normal person doesn’t think there is actually a crowd cheering them on. 2. The street noise on the drive back from a loud concert. Let’s be honest, we’re the only ones wearing ear protection. 3. “Wait…is that drummer’s perspective…or audience…or a left-handed drummer…IT MATTERS!” 4. “GASP – Is that a NSFW website?” No, it’s GearSlutz. It’s an audio site. Look it up!! 5. Fakeness like it’s a sin. I mean, […]

08 Apr 2017

Getting The Most Out Of Your Studio Time

You’re probably pretty busy. I know I am. Between work and life, there’s not always a lot of time for recording. But that doesn’t mean you can’t get a lot done. I’ve wasted hours that I didn’t necessarily have – but that’s because I wasn’t making the most of my studio time. I’ve learned how to focus in and get more done in less time. Here’s what I do: [wc_box color=”primary” text_align=”left”] 1. Always have a goal. [/wc_box] I never […]