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The 6 Best Headphones for Mixing and Mastering (Tried & Tested)

Good studio headphones are a must-have tool for anybody working with audio. When accuracy is key, you need headphones with a transparent, natural sound, to be able to get that studio-quality sound. Choosing the right pair of headphones can be daunting, but fear not! We’ll explain what to look out for, and give our thoughts

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Production FAQ

Do Isolation Pads Work & Are They Really Necessary?

Isolation pads are something that every music producer, audio engineer, or artist looking to get a more accurate sound from their studio monitors, will have come across. And, it often leaves people wondering: Do isolation pads work? In this article, we’ll cover whether isolation pads are really necessary, help you decide which sound isolation options

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Production FAQ

Studio Monitors Sideways or Vertical – Which is Best?

Studio monitor placement can make a huge difference in your ability to hear and mix tracks professionally. In the interest of reducing phasing, comb filtering, and getting the most accurate response from your speakers, you’ll want to ensure their placement is the best for your speaker type and room. In this article, we’ll discuss the

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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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Tutorials

How To Master Music

Learning how to master music can be quite tough at first. Knowing what mastering is trying to accomplish, setting goals, and systematically approaching them, is the quickest way to get better masters. In this article we’ll cover exactly how to master music, and how you could be approaching your sessions better to get good sounding

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Mixing & Mastering

10 Tips For Creating Better Sounding Masters In Headphones

Mastering in headphones is the only option for us bedroom producers who don’t have a huge budget or fancy gear and, luckily for you, you can still get a master that competes with the competition using only headphones! In this article we’re gonna run you through a step by step process to mastering using only

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Jargon Explained

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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