What Is Ear Fatigue And How To Avoid It
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What Is Ear Fatigue And How To Avoid It

Oh, the elusive phenomenon of ear fatigue. While not technically a clinical diagnosis, it’s an ailment that nearly everyone has experienced after being subjected to adequate sound levels for enough time. As musicians, producers and audio engineers, it’s important to understand more about the qualitative and quantitative aspects of ear fatigue (and how to avoid…

Mixing: Monitoring On Headphones Vs. Studio Monitors
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Mixing: Monitoring On Headphones Vs. Studio Monitors

A common question posed within the music production community is whether headphones or studio monitors are better for monitoring, producing, mixing and mastering music. If you’ve ever asked that, you’ve come to the right place to find your answer. While we’ll be focusing on mixing, I also want to discuss monitoring in a variety of…

What Is Audio Signal Flow? The Full Beginners’ Guide
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What Is Audio Signal Flow? The Full Beginners’ Guide

Signal flow is one of the most important concepts to understand in music production and audio more generally. It’s the basis of how all audio systems work. Whether you’re just starting out or you want to deepen your knowledge of signal flow, you’ve come to the right place. What is audio signal flow? Signal flow…

How Do I Get Rid Of The Noise In The Multitracks Of My Mix?
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How Do I Get Rid Of The Noise In The Multitracks Of My Mix?

Noisy multitracks often lead to poor mix results, either from the unhindered passing of that noise into the mix or through the inappropriate processing we apply in trying to minimize the noise. And while noise often can’t be eliminated entirely, there are strategies we can employ to reduce noise and achieve clearer, more professional-sounding mixes….

Mixing: What Is Frequency Masking & How To Reduce It
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Mixing: What Is Frequency Masking & How To Reduce It

If you’ve ever struggled to balance two (or more) similar-sounding tracks together in your mixes, chances are you’ve had difficulty dealing with frequency masking. If your mixes aren’t as clean, clear and punchy as you’d like them to be, you could have an issue with frequency masking. Let’s discuss what this is and what we…

What Is LCR Panning & Should I Be Using It In My Mixes?
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What Is LCR Panning & Should I Be Using It In My Mixes?

If you’ve been into music production for a while, you’ve probably heard of LCR panning and how much some people love it. While the concept is fairly straightforward, there are a few interesting points I’d like to share in regard to LCR, so if you want to dive deep, you’ve come to the right place!…

Mix Clarity: Top 10 Tips For Greater Clarity In Your Mixes
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Mix Clarity: Top 10 Tips For Greater Clarity In Your Mixes

Mix clarity is ultimately about separation, and in many cases, it’s about sculpting the frequency content of our tracks and then not overdoing processing that has the potential to reduce the clarity within our mix. It’s simple, but it doesn’t necessarily mean it’s easy. However, with these tips, I hope I can help you craft…