What Is Compression in Music? (Explained With Examples)

what is compression in music

What Is Audio Compression? Take a vocal track, for instance. Vocalists often have a huge dynamic range, & can go from extremely quiet parts to bellowing loud. To make the take sound more natural, and consistent, we can even out these changes using a compressor so they are more similar in volume. From the two … Read more

How Much Does Mixing and Mastering Cost? (Answer From A Pro Engineer)

How much does mixing & mastering cost?

Whether you’re an upcoming singer or a seasoned band that writes its own music, getting your tracks mixed and mastered by a quality engineer is vital to getting a professional-sounding, radio-worthy product. However, being aware of how much mixing and mastering costs and how they vary can help you make an informed decision. To simplify … Read more

Mixing Vocals on an Already Mastered Instrumental (Tutorial)

mixing vocals on a mastered instrumental

If you’ve ever mixed music for other people, you’re bound to run into musicians recording vocals on pre-mastered instrumentals. What do you do at this point? Well, certainly there are things you can do to fit an unmixed vocal to a mastered instrumental. Keep in mind though, that this should only be your last resort. … Read more

The Do’s & Don’ts of Reverb in Mastering – Can You Use Reverb on The Master Track?

reverb on the master? the dos and donts of reverb in mastering

Reverb is a tool that is mostly utilized in mixing, and its main purpose is to create depth and the illusion of space in a song, however, it might come as a surprise that it actually gets used in mastering as well. In this article, we’ll discuss the do’s and don’ts of reverb in mastering, … Read more