Category: Mixing

How to Produce a Song with Samples

  Source your Primary Sample from a Hi-Res Source Isolate the Sample or Samples Your Want to Use Set the correct tempo for your session and use time correction if needed Layer in Your Percussion Layer in All Additional Instrumentation and Vocals Mix and Master Your Project If you Plan on Releasing the Song, Handle […]

Top 10 Free Compressor Plugins

  10. SlamPup – Beatskills 9. Yala – Analog Obsession 8. Clip Shifter – LVC Audio 7. Couture – Auburn Sounds 6. DC1A – Klanghelm 5. Varimoon – Analog Obsession 4. Loudmax – Thomas Mundt 3. Kotelnikov Mastering Compressor – Tokyo Dawn Records 2. RoughRider 3 – Audio Damage 1. Frontier – DC16 Audio Group […]

Top 5 Compression Techniques

  Kick and Bass Ducking Full Mix and Vocal Ducking Parallel Compression Serial Compression Smooth Timbre & Transient Timbre Compression Compression can be an incredibly useful effect – its uses span from the purely technical, to the creative. Knowing how to use a compressor to its fullest potential means knowing some of the less obvious […]

How to Process Vocals Like a Pro

  Processing vocals like a pro consists of performing equalization, compression, distortion, as well as adding temporal processing such as reverb and delay.  Processing vocal like a pro as incorporates properly recording and editing your vocal, so that further processing can be performed in an effective way. Vocal processing isn’t an easy feat – it […]

Top 10 Headphone Amplifiers: Mixing and Mastering

  Prism Callia SPL Phonitor X Headphone Amp/Preamp + DAC Bryston BHA-1 Balanced Headphone Amp Avenson Audio Headphone Amp Little Labs Monotor Headphone Amp Rupert Neve Designs RNHP Precision Headphone Amplifier Hafler HA75 Tube Headphone Amp MyTek Brooklyn DAC + Plus Headphone Amp/Preamp Grace Design M900 Headphone Amp Lynx Studio Technology Hilo-DNT It almost goes […]

What is Stereo Imaging?

  Quick Answer Stereo Imaging is the manipulation of a signal within a 180-degree stereo field, for the purpose of creating a perception of locality within that field.  Stereo imaging is used during tracking, mixing, and mastering and is used to create a sense of space for the listener. Stereo Imaging in Detail Stereo imaging […]

Top 10 Affordable Audio Interfaces

    Quick Answer 10. RME Babyface Pro 24-channel USB Audio Interface 9. Roland Studio-Capture USB Audio Interface 8. TASCAM Celesonic US-20×20 USB 3.0 Audio Interface 7. PreSonus Studio 1810c USB-C Audio Interface 6. Peavey PV 6 v2 Mixer with USB 5. Universal Audio Apollo Twin MKII SOLO 10×6 Thunderbolt Audio Interface with UAD DSP […]

Top 10 Free Eq Plugins

    Quick Answer, in No Particular Order EQ1A: Mellowmuse TinyQ: lkjb PTEq-1A: Ignite Labs PTEq-X: Ignite Labs QRange: lkjb LCF: Analog Obsession Rare: Analog Obsession SonEQ: Sonimus  Overtone GEQ: Voxengo Marvel GEQ: Voxengo Top 10 Free Eq Plugins in Detail All of the plugins on this list are completely free and can be easily […]

What is a Recording Engineer?

    Quick Answer A recording engineer is responsible for recording during the tracking and overdub sessions of the recording process.  A recording engineer needs to have a comprehensive understanding of acoustics, tape machine or DAW operation, gain staging, mic placement, and microphone types, and the studio gear used for recording. What is a Recording […]

Mastering for Christian Music

    Quick Answer Mastering for Christian Music is the process of preparing an album for distribution while keeping the sonic characteristics of Christian music in mind.  Depending on the genre, mastering for Christian music may mean emphasizing transients and dynamics over loudness, or working to create a polished pop-centric master. Mastering for Christian Music […]