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Performance and Its Relationship With Recording

I must admit it is easy to arrange and mix an electronic genre simply because presets comply effectively with any form of mix and the performance is purely arranged. It is like playing sheet music where all notes are precise and you instantly get the sound you are looking for. I find it most difficult [...]

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Tube Saturation and How it Helps Your Mixes

When equalizers make things quite harsh for your mixes, tube saturation could help. Tube saturation, and other equipment, could help attenuate strong and harsh frequencies with tube equalizers. Most harmonic exciters also provide an ordered, smooth-sounding saturation that helps give a warm, uniform sound. Most guitarists look for tube amplifiers because of the character of [...]

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Take Good Care of Your Ears

As an audio engineer, the ears are your most valuable part of the body. After a long recording session for an instrument, your ears may be tired. A symptom of tiredness is when your ears “block out” certain frequencies. For example, if you have been recording distorted guitars for quite a long time, your ears [...]

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Why Do Mid and Side Processing Instead of Stereo Audio?

The left and right stereo editing could already achieve a great many results when it comes to making your mix sound tighter and powerful. However, some audio engineers prefer mid and side processing instead to manipulate the centre and edges of the track. This can create a whole new dimension of sound quality for your [...]

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Alternative Redress on PPI Claims Can Reduce Your Payouts by 30%

UK investigators and local media revealed that banks, including Lloyds, Barclays and RBS, have used a regulatory provision called “alternative redress” or “comparative redress.” The provision allows them to replace a single-premium PPI with a regular-premium PPI, which costs less. Consumers with £2780 PPI refund may have further compensation provided they have evidence of owning [...]

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Finding those “Sore Frequencies”

Despite mastering the power of equalizers, your ear is still your most effective tool. The knowledge of where an instrument sits in the mix through equalizer frequencies can help, but your ears will have the final say. In a mix, it is important to identify “sore frequencies”, frequencies that stick out and sometimes clip, or [...]

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Will a DAW Affect the Final Mix Of Your Audio?

A DAW is an integral part of any home recording setup. Beginning home studio owners often ask if a DAW will directly affect the output sound of a recording. The answer is, it can, but not in the way they think it can. I’ve been using the DAW Reaper for all my recording projects. I [...]


Protecting Your Hearing

Audio producers treasure their ears because it is their primary tool for determining if the sound of the recording and their mixes are properly recorded. To protect your hearing, always make sure you observe the following. 1. Monitor Your Exposure Time Playing sounds over 85dB is definitely dangerous to your ears. If there is a [...]

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Better Equalization: Tips and Uses of Equalizers

Using the equalizer is the first skill you need to learn in audio production. Equalizers are capable of manipulating an instrument’s sound to improve or bring out certain characteristics it lacks as it was recorded in the studio. You will need better equipment if you want to train your ears to production-level. Here are some [...]


Making Your Mixes Sound Louder

Competitive loudness is somewhat an important factor in modern music, regardless of genre. Even if listeners listen to consumer-grade speakers, the essence of loudness is still there in the frequency. However, it is not because you can just turn up the drum tracks that you will increase the power of your mix’s kick, but it’s [...]

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