Monthly Archives: September 2015

Space

The Texture Trick: Lifting Light Parts Of The Mix (Video)

Texture tracks are repetitive sounds that can be effected to fill space. They’re there if you need them, and easily removed from the mix if you don’t. Processing these texture tracks can take them from sounding ordinary to sounding exceptional. Modulation can change the sound and bring extra movement to the track. Delay can create…

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The Four-Dimensional Record Producer

3 Essential Plugins That Didn’t Come With Your Daw

You can lock me in a room with a band, my rig, and stock plugins. I really wouldn’t mind at first. (It would be almost exactly the same a my current life) The stock plugin packages that come with DAW systems have been getting better. So much better that I use them instead of plugins…

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The Ultimate Recording Studio Buying Guide For Producers On A Budget

The big multi-million dollar studios are slowly going the way of the dinosaur. That’s fantastic news for anyone entering music production. We’re now living in an age where minimalists get fat, and gear-heads get slaughtered. So today’s recording studios need to buy efficiently. I’ve seen a lot of buying guides out there for recording studios,…

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The Four-Dimensional Record Producer

The Mix Bus A-B Technique (Video)

Having a mix bus lets you apply plugins to your entire mix without applying it to any sample mixes. This allows you to use the A B technique. A sample mix can be placed inside of your DAW that skips the mix bus and goes directly to your speakers. This keeps the sample mix true.…

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The Four-Dimensional Record Producer

Audio Recordings tell a story in a four-dimensional world. So, we should be thinking about all of those dimensions as we produce a song. Here, I put together a guide for thinking like a four-dimensional record producer. Depth Use depth to create a sense of space in the mix. Volume and distance don’t go hand-in-hand…

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The 3 Step Guide To Buying A Pro Tools Compatible Computer

You’re ready to make a big investment in a new computer for your audio recording needs. You’ve probably looked up Pro Tools compatibility specs (I’ll include the specs in this article). But, you haven’t been told the whole story. This guide will show you how to get you the gear you need. It will stop…

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