100 Music Production Techniques: Improve Your Music & Mixes

100 Music Production Techniques: Improve Your Music & Mixes

As we become proficient music producers, we must develop a wide variety of production techniques. We’ll undoubtedly use some techniques more than others. Some are more commonplace while others are fairly niche. However, it’s worth having these techniques at our disposal, if not for the techniques themselves then at least for the understanding of the…

What Is Stereo Audio/Sound? (Vs. Mono & Surround)
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What Is Stereo Audio/Sound? (Vs. Mono & Surround)

Stereo audio has been a dominant format for analog and digital audio for decades, particularly in the music industry. It’s a relatively simple format that does a good job of emulating the way we naturally hear the world around us (so long as we’re monitoring it appropriately). And while it has its drawbacks, it’s still…

Music Production: Double-Tracking & Doubler Effects
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Music Production: Double-Tracking & Doubler Effects

Doubling, whether recorded at the tracking stage or “faked” at the mixing stage, is a common technique in modern music production. If you’re intrigued by learning more about doubling, you’ve come to the right place! What is double-tracking in music production? Double-tracking is the technique of recording a performance a second time, as close as…

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: 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…