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02 Mar

Are your Mixes Loud Enough?

Do you often find yourself replaying your mixes and find them flat compared to other radio finished songs? If this sounds familiar, then your mixes may not be loud enough. 

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25 Feb

Entry-Level Audio Interfaces Worth Checking Out

The audio interface, a central hub of connectivity in any budding home studio, is a crucial starter piece of equipment.

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20 Feb

Cable Management for Beginners: Tips and Tricks for your Production Stage

Managing cable lines, while an entirely fundamental concept, is a step in production

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12 Feb

iZotope Trash 2 Distortion Plug-in Review

Dating back 15 years ago, iZotope released its renowned plugin Trash, only to wait 10 years for releasing its new version of Trash 2 at the end of 2012. Why is this plugin recognized and used by engineers and sound designers? Let’s take a look.

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07 Feb

Home Studio Layout: Vocal Tracking for Under $1000

Building a home studio is a common dream for any music creator or audio enthusiast. Today we will break down two common setups that homeowners will commonly have for vocal tracking while working with a $1000 budget.

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06 Feb

Beginners Guide to Listening Levels

Imagine completing your latest project after a long day of mixing, cranking the volume knob up to 10 and appreciating your hard day’s work. Who doesn’t love blaring their speakers to an awesome mix once in awhile?

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05 Feb

Entry-Level Microphones for your Home Studio

One of the most cherished pieces of gear that a recording artist can own is the sensory piece of hardware that connects reality to the electrical and digital realm; the microphone.

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01 Feb

Ableton Live - Working Faster Using Default Templates

Templates help you work faster and get into a creative mood quicker when you have an idea. That said, it is important to be careful not to fall into a pattern of only using the same sounds for all of your projects or tracks.

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30 Jan

Audio Interface vs. Audio Mixer: Which is Right for You?

With today’s access to a wealth of information online, it is easier than ever to build a portfolio of work in a home studio if you’re an aspiring music creator or recording engineer.

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28 Jan

Unleash Your Creativity With Sound Design

Sound design is the process of creating a new sound, or morphing a sound into something else altogether. You can use samplers, synthesizers, instruments, or any other sound-making or sound altering device.

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