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MIDI CC list
Tutorials

MIDI CC List – Everything You Need To Know (Quick Guide)

If you’ve been a producer for a while you’ll have noticed that you can use MIDI CC for automation purposes with your MIDI controller, or inside your digital audio workstation. MIDI CC is really important for automating tracks and bringing variety, depth and character to your sound design, or to your music. Automation is great

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sidechain compression
Production

What is Sidechain Compression? And How To Use It

Sidechain compression is an essential tool for music producers & mixing and mastering engineers, to get to grips with. It’s commonly known as the “pumping” EDM effect that is heard in so much dance music. But, sidechain compression has many more uses and is an incredible mixing tool for cleaning up a busy audio spectrum.

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how to start producing music
Production

How To Start Producing Music – The Ultimate Guide

Making music is one of the most rewarding things you can do, and anyone can start on a journey to learning how to produce fantastic music both easily, and on a budget. In this article, we’re going to cover everything you need to know about getting started with music production, including what gear you need,

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what is soft clipping
Production

Soft Clipping: Explained + How To Use It [Music Production]

Soft clipping is an essential tool to understand. It creates incredible, warm, analog distortion, and can add character to a lot of your instrument tracks, if used correctly and understood. We use soft clipping a tonne in our production sessions, especially for drums. In this article we’re going to cover everything to you need to

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Production

12 Best Mixing and Mastering Services [Best Value For Money]

Finding the best mixing and mastering services for your music in 2022 is an essential part in the process of releasing music. Without a mix or master, your tracks will sound lifeless, dull, & all the horrible words you can think of. To get the most out of your music it’s essential that it sounds

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which compressor should i use for my mix?
Tutorials

Which Compressor Should I Use for My Mix?

With so many types of compressor available, it can be difficult to know which compressor you should use for your mixing sessions. There are many different types of compressor, ranging from analog compression to digital, and even expansion (which we’ll cover below). In this article we’re going to cover everything you need to know about

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what is compression in music
Production

What Is Compression in Music? (Explained With Examples)

What Is Audio Compression? Audio compression is the process of reducing your audio’s dynamic range. By reducing the dynamic range, you even out the loudest & quietest parts of an audio signal, giving a ‘glued’/’squashed’ sound. Take a vocal track, for instance. Vocalists often have a huge dynamic range, & can go from extremely quiet

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what are transients in music
Tutorials

What Are Transients in Music & Why Are They Important? (Explained)

In the world of audio engineering & music production, there’s a lot of terminology you need to understand. While your ears are the most important thing to train, you won’t be able to communicate with other engineers what you want, if you don’t fully get a grasp of audio terminology. In this article we’re going

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