11 Best Reverb Plugins (Spring, Plate, Algorithmic, Convolution)
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11 Best Reverb Plugins (Spring, Plate, Algorithmic, Convolution)

We’re currently living in the age of digital audio, and in-the-box mixing within a digital audio workstation is commonplace. Plugins are, therefore, invaluable assets for the modern audio engineer. Whether recorded naturally or as an audio effect, reverb plays a significant role in music production and sound design. So, it makes sense how so many…

Top 11 Best Virtual/Software Instrument Plugin Brands 2024
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Top 11 Best Virtual/Software Instrument Plugin Brands 2024

The digital age of recording, in tandem with MIDI, has ushered in an entirely new way of making great music with virtual instruments. Like in-the-box mixing and mastering, which has become the norm in professional and home studios, instruments can now be recorded with software. Whether synth-based, sample-based, or a combination thereof, virtual instruments have…

Top 11 Best Audio Plugin (VST/AU/AAX) Brands In The World
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Top 11 Best Audio Plugin (VST/AU/AAX) Brands In The World

In the age of recording, where so much is done digitally and “in the box,” audio plugins reign supreme. Whether it’s emulating hardware to get that “analog sound,” pushing the boundaries of what was previously ever possible with audio technology, or simply serving an important purpose in recording, mixing and mastering, audio plugins are invaluable…

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…

Full List: Audio Effects & Processes For Mixing/Production
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Full List: Audio Effects & Processes For Mixing/Production

Audio effects and processors have become critical parts of music and audio production. Whether it’s crafting the perfect mix or the perfect tone for your instrument, audio effects and processes will help you get the sound the results you’re after. In this article, we’ll look at the audio effects and processes used by musicians, producers,…

Top 45 Must-Have Tools For Audio Recording/Mixing Studios
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Top 45 Must-Have Tools For Audio Recording/Mixing Studios

Whether it’s a simple labour of love, a lucrative business, or an overly expensive hobby, owning (and/or working) at an audio recording/mixing studio can be deeply rewarding. Regardless of your personal goals and the work that needs/wants doings, a studio will need tools to function properly. In this article, we’ll go over the top 45…

Top 7 Best Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs) On The Market 2024
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Top 7 Best Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs) On The Market 2024

The digital audio workstation (DAW) is the heart of the modern studio. Whether we’re running a small home studio or a big-time professional studio, a DAW (or multiple DAWs) will be required. Long gone are the days of cutting and splicing tape; having to bounce down recorded tracks to free up new tracks for overdubs;…

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5 Essential Hardware Pieces For The Bedroom Studio

As a follow-up to my blog post titled Making Music With What You’ve Got, I figure I should discuss the gear that makes up the foundation of a studio. Everyone’s workflow is a bit different, but these 5 essential hardware pieces for the bedroom studio are what I believe to be the fundamentals of a good home music studio….

5 Essential Mixing Tools In Your Digital Audio Workstation
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5 Essential Mixing Tools In Your Digital Audio Workstation

As with most jobs, we need tools in order to do them correctly. Mixing requires mixing tools. This can be outboard hardware or ‘in the box’ software. This article focuses on software Digital Audio Workstations and their mixing tools, most of which are called plugins. There are plenty of plugins out there, both free and paid….