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13 Apr 2017

Getting Creative With Your Productions

We usually spend time talking about technical goals, tips, tricks, and techniques to make your productions better. But that doesn’t mean that is the only way to make better productions. Sometimes, being more focused on the creativity behind it is the best way to improve your productions. Which brings us to this topic on artistry – understanding how you would like your production to be experienced and what the audience should feel when they hear your music. If you can […]

13 Apr 2017

You’ll never wonder how sound works again.

Easily the greatest set of animations I’ve ever seen, animagraffs has put together an amazing long graphic animating the core aspects of sound. How sound works. How Speakers work. Beautifully drawn and animated, and with understandable descriptions. Even if you’ve been engineering for years, odds are good this will teach you something, or make you look at some aspect of sound differently. Click here to see the full page.  

13 Apr 2017

The Audio Olympics

It’s probably safe to assume that you’ve at least heard that the Winter Olympics are going on right now in Sochi, Russia. Many of you are probably enjoying the games and cheering on your athletes as they compete for the gold. One of my favorite parts of the Olympics broadcast is the mini-interview/documentaries they do on each of the athletes. Some of them have overcome great obstacles, some enjoy training in Hawaii, and some have even succeeded in more than […]

12 Apr 2017

Want To Get Better At Recording Music In Your Sleep?

Want to get better at recording music in you sleep? Well, this tip isn’t going to help you do that (in fact, is it possible to get better at anything in your sleep?). But this tip will do something amazing – help you to get better at recording just about any other time of day! Yep, that’s right – as long as you’re awake and conscious, you have the opportunity to infinitely improve your producing, writing, recording, engineering, mixing, and […]

12 Apr 2017

Looking for a fun project?

Record clocks can be a fun way to 1) build something, and 2) make your studio look even cooler. Check out how to do it in just a few easy steps in this article! http://www.instructables.com/id/Record-Clock-1/#step1 Here’s a fun tidbit of information to go along with studio clocks… If you’ve ever been in a commercial studio, you may have noticed the lack of clocks. Why is this? A simple reason, really. Why would the studio, which is charging on a per […]

12 Apr 2017

New Sounds For The New Year: What To Do When You’re In A Recording Rut

As we prepare to welcome in the New Year, it’s a great time to talk about your new sounds. If you’ve ever felt like you’re in a rut, there’s really no alternative solution. New sounds can liven up your productions and make your music sound fresh. But how in the world are you supposed to find the inspiration to create new sounds? What can you do to infuse that fresh new aspect in your boring average recordings? The answer, my […]

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 […]