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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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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Music Theory or No? What You Are Missing Out On

Many artists will tell you that to raise your level of musicality and skill, you will need to learn music theory. Music theory is not so difficult to learn, but you will be mastering formulas and creating “gridlines” in making music, making it a routine rather than a creative process. So does music theory actually [...]

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Addressing Audio Phase Troubles

When you record, especially when you’re recording two guitar tracks or instruments with the same tone and rhythm, you might notice that the two tracks are eating each other’s frequencies. When you listen to your mix in mono, the stereo sound of the two tracks might not sound as pleasing as you pictured. This is [...]

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Home Recording: Power Management and Noise

Recording is not as simple as plugging your USB interface and recording your guitar, bass, drums, keyboards or any instrument that you have. Sure you’ll get a recording, but if you want a professional sound, it is important to know about recording studio power management. Here are a few things to help you get started. [...]

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Why Do You Need a Good Pair of Speakers

For many home recording enthusiasts, a good pair of speakers is as essential as any microphone or tuned room they have. Post-processing on headsets alone will not give you an accurate dimension of sound as you would like your song to sound. There are several reasons why you need a good pair of speakers. 1. [...]

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Post-Processing and What it Does For You

For people who actually play analog instruments, such as guitars, basses or synthesizers, music producers would probably need minimal adjustments in post processing, or at least they just need to ensure that all parts of the waveform hit the meters correctly. However, for digital artists, such as DJs and mix-makers, post processing is everything. Electronic [...]

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