Want to launch a counterattack against homogenous music? This vocal recording advice can be the place to start, as the lead vocal is usually the lynchpin of the song. Read More.
Blending acoustic and electronic sounds can open musical doors and take your songwriting and production in unexpected and adventurous directions. Read More.
This post will help you with the task of shopping recording studios and avoiding the “studio car wash” syndrome where artists get the same artistic whitewash. Read More.
If you’re an audio mixing engineer who keeps second-guessing, can’t stop adjusting, or has a hard time walking away from a mix, you’ll benefit from the simple mixing mantras included here. Read More.
When creating music with loops from libraries, taking the time to customize and personalize will make your music more your own. Read More.
Whether contributing backing vocals, laying down beats, or anything in between, playing the role of a musician for hire can be complicated. Here are some tips to help you make it. 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 are standard tricks a mixing engineer can call on to cater to and complement the song structure and arrangement and create a great overall mix. Read More.
Doesn’t it always seem that just when you reach the point of wrapping things up, that’s when you lose perspective? These seven music mixing tips will help. 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.
Whether you’re stuck in a creative rut or just looking for something to energize your music, these ideas can get you inspired to create your best work. 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.
Whatever your style of music, understanding how great music is crafted, layer by layer, will help you become a better producer. The technique of close listening can help. Read more.
In this video, engineer Scott Wiggins explains the use of pre-delay with reverb on your vocals and snare drum to help add the desired effect while maintaining clarity and presence. Read More.