When creating music with loops from libraries, taking the time to customize and personalize will make your music more your own. Read More.
There are baseline truths you can fall back on to improve your mixes, whatever your sound source – whether mixing with headphones or studio monitors. Read More.
There’s art and science behind every stage in the audio production process. Rob Mayzes joined our February Twitter Chat to discuss how you can overcome some of the challenges of mixing in a home studio environment. Read More.
When mixing bass guitar, don’t get discouraged if it takes a while to get the track just where you want it – bass can be the most difficult instrument to manage in a mix. Here are some tips to get started. Read More.
If you steer clear of these five common mistakes when working on audio mixes in your home studio, you can avoid a muddy mix every time. Read More.
The following five tips will help you approach EQ and your audio mix like a pro. Follow them, and you’ll add clarity, separation, and depth to your tracks. Read More.
In our August Disc Makers Twitter chat (#DMchat), Graham Cochrane, mixing engineer and founder of The Recording Revolution, gave us an overview of audio mixing fundamentals for musicians of all genres. Read More.
When mixing rap vocals, getting the vocal to cut through the music track is key. In this video, you’ll see how to treat your tracks so nothing gets lost. Read More.
Other than cost, which is one obvious reason headphones are a worthwhile option, here are three advantages to mixing on headphones in your home studio. Read More.
A quality recording begins with good tones going to tape, but here’s a trick to use complimentary EQ to add presence and enhance your home studio audio mix. Read more.
Panning, in large part, determines how wide our mix ends up sounding to the listener. It can be used to create space in an audio mix, enhance existing space, and create a more immersive musical experience for the listener. Read more.
Mixing music is the craft of taking multiple audio tracks and combining them together onto a final master track. The way we combine tracks is equal parts art and science, and if you think of your audio mix as a three-dimensional sonic image, its four basic elements are level (height), EQ (height), panning (width), and time-based effects (depth). Read more.
Equalization is one of the most powerful tools an audio engineer can get their hands on. Unfortunately, some beginners and home studio users habitually reach for it without understanding what it can do to a mix. To avoid a gain staging dilemma, apply subtractive equalization to your mix. Instead of boosting your favorite signals, try limiting yourself to cutting. We can call this concept “carving.” Read more.