Essential Processors/Processes For Mixing Music & Audio
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Essential Processors/Processes For Mixing Music & Audio

Mixing music and audio is a technical skill that requires certain tools and processes to be done correctly. Professional mixers are called “engineers,” after all, and all engineering professions are governed by processes and defined tools (processors) for the job. What are the essential processes and processors of mixing music/audio? Beyond the necessary tools of…

What Are The Differences Between Audio Mixing & Producing?
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What Are The Differences Between Audio Mixing & Producing?

In my opinion, music is the perfect art and craft to combine creativity and technicality. For those interested in potential career opportunities or music as a hobby, there may be some confusion about the differences between mixing and producing. What are the differences between audio mixing and producing? Mixing is the process of adjusting levels…

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 Audio Equalizer/EQ Buyer’s Guide 2024
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The Ultimate Audio Equalizer/EQ Buyer’s Guide 2024

So you’re wondering which EQ you should buy, rent or otherwise try out. In this comprehensive buyer’s guide, we’ll go through everything worth considering before you make any decisions about an audio equalizer. If you’ve found yourself asking, “Which EQ should I buy?” this extensive resource is for you. Please feel free to jump around…

The Ultimate Audio Compressor Buyer’s Guide 2024
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The Ultimate Audio Compressor Buyer’s Guide 2024

So you’re wondering which dynamic range compressor you should buy, rent or otherwise try out. In this comprehensive buyer’s guide, we’ll go through everything worth considering before you make any decisions about a compressor. If you’ve found yourself asking, “Which compressor should I buy?” this extensive resource is for you. Please feel free to jump…

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…

The Ultimate Studio Monitor Buyer’s Guide 2024
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The Ultimate Studio Monitor Buyer’s Guide 2024

So you’re wondering which studio monitors you should buy, rent or otherwise try out. In this comprehensive buyer’s guide, we’ll go through everything worth considering before you make any decisions about a pair of studio monitors. If you’ve found yourself asking, “Which studio monitors should I buy?” this extensive resource is for you. Please feel…

The Complete Guide To Sidechain Compression In Audio
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The Complete Guide To Sidechain Compression In Audio

Sidechain compression is a powerful and creative technique in audio mixing that can have both drastic and subtle effects in improving an overall mix. What is sidechain compression? Sidechain compression is a compression style/technique where the compressor acts to compress/attenuate an input signal/track according to the control of a separate signal/track (external sidechain) rather than the…

What Is Stereo Equalization/EQ In Audio & How Does It Work?
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What Is Stereo Equalization/EQ In Audio & How Does It Work?

Equalization is one of the most commonly used processes/effects in audio mixing/production and one of the most popular formats for audio/sound reproduction. It makes perfect sense that stereo EQ would come about in audio technology. What is stereo equalization? A stereo EQ will have the ability to equalize (alter the frequency-specific amplitude of) the left and…

The Complete Guide To Parametric Equalization/EQ
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The Complete Guide To Parametric Equalization/EQ

Parametric EQ is perhaps the most powerful type of EQ in audio technology, which says a lot since EQ is one of the most commonly used processes in audio mixing/production. What is parametric audio equalization? Parametric EQ offers full customization of a set number of EQ filters. Each frequency band/filter may have the choice of filter…

The Complete Guide To Graphic Equalization/EQ
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The Complete Guide To Graphic Equalization/EQ

Graphic EQ is one of the common equalization types in audio technology and deserves a full article dedicated to its explanation. What is graphic audio equalization? Graphic equalization is a style of EQ where predetermined bands centred around set frequencies with set Q factors that can be either boosted (amplified) or cut (attenuated). The name comes from the fact that…

What Is Mid-Side Equalization/EQ (Audio) & How Does It Work?
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What Is Mid-Side Equalization/EQ (Audio) & How Does It Work?

Mid-side (M/S) processing may not be the most popular style of processing when it comes to stereophonic audio, but it’s certainly effective in some situations. Combine this fact with the power of equalization, and it makes perfect sense that mid-side EQs would exist in the realm of audio technology. What is mid-side equalization? A mid-side EQ…