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Singles, Albums, EPs, LPs – What’s The Difference?

You’ve probably heard all these words before and never really questioned them. However, these terms are very important for artists releasing music and are commonly misunderstood. In this article we are going to tell you exactly what singles, albums, LPs, and EPs are, and what the differences are between them. Single, EP, LP, Album –

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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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Remixing Your Own Song? (What Do You Call it)

So you’ve listened to one of your old songs, got inspired, and made another version of it that uses the same elements, but takes it on a completely different musical path. Do you call it a remix of your own artist name? Hmm… no, that would sound a bit weird. In this article, we’re going

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what is compression in music
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What Is Compression in Music? (Explained With Examples)

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

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What Is Otacore Music? (Answered)

There has been a lot of confusion around the Otacore music genre, with many people wondering what it is, and how it ended up on their Spotify wrapped summary. Otacore is a term that Spotify uses to describe a kind of music that has a basis in anime & fan communities, and is heavily influenced

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what is the difference between clipping and limiting
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What Is The Difference Between A Clipper And A Limiter (Explained)

Q: What is the difference between a clipper and a limiter? A clipper is something you’d commonly use for a distortion effect, for instance, soft clipping is extremely useful on drums. Hard clipping is also great for gritty, electronic sound design. A limiter is something that would be more commonly used in a mastering situation,

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what is audio saturation
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What Is Audio Saturation? (Explained)

One of the most popular effects in recent times, saturation is everywhere but, unfortunately, not many people understand it. This article will explain what saturation is as well as the different types of saturation. We’ll also run through some awesome tips and tricks, so you can saturate your audio with confidence. What Is Saturation In

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Audio Spectrum Explained With Diagrams & Examples

Here’s are the 8 audio spectrum frequency ranges: Mud 0-20Hz Sub Bass 20-60Hz Bass 60-250Hz Low Mids 250-500Hz Midrange 500Hz-2kHz High Mids 2kHz-4kHz Presence 4kHZ-6kHz Air 6kHz – 20kHz What Is The Audio Spectrum? The Audio Spectrum is the range of frequencies which humans can hear. This ranges from 20Hz to 20,000 Hz. This spectrum

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