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 Does “Printing” Mean In Audio Recording/Production?
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What Does “Printing” Mean In Audio Recording/Production?

If you’ve been recording or producing music for a while, you’ve likely heard the term “print” thrown around to some extent, and if you’re confused by it, you’ve come to the right place to find the definition(s) of the term. What does printing mean in audio recording and production? The term printing comes from “printing”…

Mixing: What Is Mono Compatibility & Why Is It Important?
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Mixing: What Is Mono Compatibility & Why Is It Important?

While stereo audio is certainly the most common for modern mixes, some playback systems still only produce sound from mono signals. So, if you want your stereo mixes to translate to as many systems as possible, ensuring proper mono compatibility is essential. What is mono compatibility, and why is it important when mixing? Mono compatibility…

What Is Headroom In Audio? (Recording, Mixing & Mastering)
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What Is Headroom In Audio? (Recording, Mixing & Mastering)

Headroom is a foundational concept in audio technology that is often overlooked in the age of digital recording, especially among beginners. Understanding the fundamentals of audio, including the definition of headroom, will enhance your knowledge and, ultimately, your skill when working with audio. What is headroom in audio? Headroom is the difference between an audio…

Why Mixing Engineers Use Multiple Pairs Of Studio Monitors
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Why Mixing Engineers Use Multiple Pairs Of Studio Monitors

Over the decades, the way people have consumed music has changed drastically. With new technologies being implemented continuously, the sound of music is constantly changing. The job of mixing engineers has always been to provide a link between musicians’ minds and listeners’ ears. While the technology used to carry out the techniques is constantly changing,…

The Ultimate Acoustic Treatment Buyer’s Guide 2024
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The Ultimate Acoustic Treatment Buyer’s Guide 2024

So you’re wondering which acoustic treatment you should buy. In this comprehensive buyer’s guide, we’ll go through everything worth considering before you make any decisions about any acoustic treatment. If you’ve found yourself asking, “Which acoustic treatment should I buy?” this extensive resource is for you. Please feel free to jump around this article and…