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…

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…

What Is Audio Signal Flow? The Full Beginners’ Guide
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What Is Audio Signal Flow? The Full Beginners’ Guide

Signal flow is one of the most important concepts to understand in music production and audio more generally. It’s the basis of how all audio systems work. Whether you’re just starting out or you want to deepen your knowledge of signal flow, you’ve come to the right place. What is audio signal flow? Signal flow…

What Are Subgroups? (Audio Mixing, Recording, Live Sound)
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What Are Subgroups? (Audio Mixing, Recording, Live Sound)

Subgroups are an important routing tool in our mixers, allowing us to simplify the mixing process and get more out of fewer processors and effects. Whether you’re mixing a record, recording, or mixing live, using subgroups can help enhance your workflow and get you better results. If you’re unsure about what subgroups are or want…

Audio: What Are Mixer Inserts? (Mixing, Recording & More)
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Audio: What Are Mixer Inserts? (Mixing, Recording & More)

Inserts are important parts of mixers that are sometimes taken for granted in modern digital audio workstations. If you’re unsure of what mixer inserts are or you want to gather more information on inserts and their importance in audio engineering, you’ve come to the right place! What is an insert in audio engineering? An insert,…

Mixing/Recording: Auxiliary Tracks, Sends & Returns
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Mixing/Recording: Auxiliary Tracks, Sends & Returns

Auxiliary tracks are invaluable tools in mixing, recording, live sound, and any other job that utilizes an audio mixer. If you’re at all confused about aux tracks, sends and returns, or you’d like more information to help you make the most of your aux tracks, you’ve come to the right place! What is an auxiliary…

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…

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 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”…

What Is Headroom In Audio? (Recording, Mixing & Mastering)
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What Is Headroom In Audio? (Recording, Mixing & Mastering)

Headroom is a foundational concept in audio technology that is often overlooked in the age of digital recording, especially among beginners. Understanding the fundamentals of audio, including the definition of headroom, will enhance your knowledge and, ultimately, your skill when working with audio. What is headroom in audio? Headroom is the difference between an audio…

Beginner’s Guide To Music Copyright: Composition & Recording
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Beginner’s Guide To Music Copyright: Composition & Recording

Copyright in music can be an intimidating subject, and while the laws are written vaguely, developing a solid understanding doesn’t have to be difficult. You may have heard that copyright will automatically protect your work as soon as you come up with a song while, at the same time, hearing about lawsuits between major label…

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…