Introduction To Recording For Music Producers
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Introduction To Recording For Music Producers

Recording is an essential skill for music producers, even if you plan on relying solely on pre-recorded samples and programmed virtual instruments. It’s more than just capturing sound; it’s an art form that transforms raw musical ideas into tangible, lasting expressions. What is recording? Recording, in music production, is the capturing of musical performances using…

Introduction To Mixing For Music Producers
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Introduction To Mixing For Music Producers

Mixing is an integral part of music production, a process where various elements of a track are blended to create a harmonious final product. What is mixing? Mixing music and audio is the art of balancing levels of multiple audio tracks together. A good mix is achieved with both technical and creative excellence. It’s about…

Introduction To Arranging For Music Producers

Introduction To Arranging For Music Producers

Arrangement is a crucial aspect of music production that brings the songwriting and musical ideas together into a cohesive piece of produced music. Whether you’re just starting out or looking to refine your skills, understanding the art of arrangement is key to creating compelling music that resonates with your audience. What is arranging? Arrangement refers…

How To Use De-Essers For Vocal Production/Mixing
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How To Use De-Essers For Vocal Production/Mixing

De-essers are indispensable tools in the realm of vocal production. They help in achieving a balanced and professional mix by controlling harsh sibilance. Whether you’re a seasoned producer or just starting, incorporating a de-esser into your vocal processing chain is essential for producing clear, polished vocal tracks. What is a de-esser? A de-esser is a…

Music Producer’s Guide To Basic Waveforms

Music Producer’s Guide To Basic Waveforms

As music producers, it’s critical to understand the signals we work with, whether it’s the audio itself, the control signals used to modulate other signals and parameters, or the overall signal flow within a session. Understanding the basic waveforms is an essential part of the job, a great place to start learning audio and a…

Studios As Musical Instruments: Music Production Philosophy

Studios As Musical Instruments: Music Production Philosophy

In the world of music production, the studio is often viewed as a creative space for getting work done, made up of a collection of tools and technology. However, I’d invite you to philosophize with me and consider the studio not just as a workspace, but as an expansive musical instrument in its own right….

What Digital Audio Workstations Are & Why They’re Important
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What Digital Audio Workstations Are & Why They’re Important

From their beginnings in the late 1970s, digital audio workstations have since become cornerstones in music production and audio engineering. Their importance cannot be overstated in modern music production. What are digital audio workstations? Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs) are software platforms used for recording, editing, mixing, and producing audio. They enable multitrack recording, precise editing,…

Unlock The Creative Potential Of Effects Sends And Returns
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Unlock The Creative Potential Of Effects Sends And Returns

Effects sends and returns are popular routing options in both hardware and software (DAW) mixers, affording us independent control over our “dry” unprocessed tracks and our “wet” return channels. In the case of modern digital audio workstations, where our track counts can be exceedingly high, the creative potential of effects sends and returns are practically…

Introduction To Songwriting For Music Producers

Introduction To Songwriting For Music Producers

Songwriting is one of the most important production-adjacent skills we can learn as music producers. It’s not only so that we can write our own music, but also to better understand the music of artists we work with and how we may improve upon any given song as necessary. What is songwriting? Songwriting is the…

How To Produce Better Vocals (12 Pro Tips)

How To Produce Better Vocals (12 Pro Tips)

Vocals are, in my opinion, the most expressive instrument we have. From singing to rapping, screaming to vocalise (singing without lyrics), vocals are prominent in much of our music, and often as the lead element in the mix. Therefore, it’s worth understanding the tools and techniques available to produce better vocals, which is what we’ll…

5 Techniques For Sonic Variety In The Sound Of Your Samples

5 Techniques For Sonic Variety In The Sound Of Your Samples

The use of samples is common practice in modern music production. However, a common challenge many producers face is preventing these samples from sounding too repetitive or monotonous. To address this, I’ve explored several effective techniques that can inject life and variety into your samples, ensuring your tracks stand out with a unique and realistic…

Greater Mix Width With The Upside-Down Triangle Concept
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Greater Mix Width With The Upside-Down Triangle Concept

Stereo width is a staple in modern, professional mixes. However, there’s a fine line when it comes to width in the mix. One philosophy for enhancing the stereo width to ideal levels is picturing the width of the mix as an upside-down triangle, having the low end narrow and the top end wide. It’s certainly…