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How To Get The Perfect Compression Settings For Any Instrument

Compression is a crucial tool in any mixing engineer’s kit. It reduces the dynamic range of an audio signal by attenuating the loudest transients and boosting the overall sound. The loudest and quietest parts are now closer in volume, giving a glued-together or squashed effect. Done well, this gives the track a more natural sound. …

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How To Use Master Bus Compression To Improve Your Mixes

Is it necessary to use mix bus compression if you’ve balanced the individual tracks and used volume automation as needed? It’s all a matter of aesthetics. Art is subjective after all. When choosing to mix with bus compression it is recommended that it is added at the start of your mixing process so that all …

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reverb on bass

Are You Using Reverb On Bass? Here’s What You’re Missing

The application of reverb on bass is one of the most debated topics in music production and audio engineering. The majority of professionals recommend avoiding it, as it can cause muddiness in the mix, however, if done appropriately, reverb can add width and depth to a bass instrument, and can even be used as a …

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How To Use AutoTune in GarageBand (Pitch Correction) – 5 Easy Steps

Autotune is an extremely popular effect that is commonly used to pitch correct vocal performances that are out of key, or slightly flat. It can be used as a natural effect for natural-sounding vocals, or as a hard-tuned effect for more Hip Hop & Rap style autotune. In this article, we鈥檙e going to show you …

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

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

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鈥檒l discuss the do鈥檚 and don鈥檛s of reverb in mastering, …

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VST vs VSTi what's the difference

What’s The Difference Between VST & VSTi Plugins? (Explained)

Even if you are new to the world of digital audio workstations you’ll have probably already come across VST & VSTi’s. As a music producer, it’s important to understand and know the difference between the two. When you first open your DAW you’ll have a range of stock instruments and audio effects to choose from, …

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how long does it take to mix a song

How Long Does it Take To Mix a Song? It Might Surprise You

Mixing is one of the most important parts of the music production process. If done properly, a good mix can breathe life into a track and turn a good song into an amazing one, the same way a bad mix can easily ruin the whole listening experience. In this article, we’ll answer the question “how …

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