What Are Audio Stems? (Mixing & Exporting Audio)
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What Are Audio Stems? (Mixing & Exporting Audio)

Having access to proper audio stems is useful in music production, mixing, editing, scoring, and other productions, giving us a good balance between simplicity and flexibility. If you’re wondering about what stems are and how you can use them or create them, you’ve come to the right place. What are stems in audio and music…

What Is The Haas/Precedence Effect & How To Mix With It
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What Is The Haas/Precedence Effect & How To Mix With It

The Haas/precedence effect is an effective psychoacoustic phenomenon that we can simulate for a greater sense of space in our mixes. If you’re interested in learning more about it and how to take full advantage, you’ve come to the right place. What is the Haas/precedence effect? The precedence effect (aka Haas effect) is a psychoacoustic…

Audio: What Are The Differences Between Polarity And Phase?
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Audio: What Are The Differences Between Polarity And Phase?

The terms “phase” and “polarity” are often used interchangeably in audio, though they technically mean different things. If you’ve ever wondered about the difference between phase and polarity, you’ve come to the right place to find out. What are the differences between polarity and phase in audio? Polarity references an audio signal’s position above or…

What Are Multitracks? (Audio Recording, Mixing, Playback)
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What Are Multitracks? (Audio Recording, Mixing, Playback)

If you’ve been interested in audio and music recording, production and mixing, you’ve likely heard the term “multitrack” from time to time. The term goes back many decades in the world of audio technology and is still important today. What are multitracks in audio? Multitracks are single tracks in a recording/mixing session or storage medium…

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 Are Reference Mixes & Why Are They Important?
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Mixing: What Are Reference Mixes & Why Are They Important?

Using reference mixes is an often overlooked yet incredibly powerful method of improving our own mixes. I neglected this tactic for years and only really began crafting consistently good mixes once I began utilizing proper reference tracks. What is a reference mix, and why are reference mixes important? A reference mix (or reference track) is…

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…