How Do I Get My Songs to Play at the Same Volume?

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How Do I Get My Songs to Play at the Same Volume?

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This article isn’t about mastering a CD so that the songs are all at the same perceived volume, it’s about getting your music collection to play back at reasonable...

How to Use Visual Audio Analyzers and Scopes

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This post focuses on ways to use visual audio scopes to gain more understanding about what’s going on in your audio. It’s important to state right off the bat that...

How to Use Analog Tape as an Effect

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This post focuses on the use of analog tape’s warm, unique compression as an effect. When engineers and producers started to make the switch from analog to digital, they...

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Synchronization of DAWs with MTC & MMC

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This post focuses on the use of MIDI Time Code (MTC) and MIDI Machine Control (MMC) to synchronize multiple DAWs together. SMPTE timecode was create for the purpose of...

What’s this Class A, Class AB, Class B stuff?

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This post focuses on the basics of the differences between various amplifier (and preamplifier) types, namely class A, B, and AB. When we first start out learning about audio...

The Art of Comping: Creating Master Performances

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This post focuses on the technique of comping, or creating a composite performance from various elements of multiple performances. It used to be that in order to get a recording...

Stretches for Producers

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This post focuses on some stretches you can do to stay healthy when hunched over gear for long periods at a time. Whether you’re slumped over a mixing console, a rack of...

Ring Modulating (or Vocoding) to Produce Artificial Chords

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This post focuses on using ring modulators, vocoders, or other tone resonating devices to produce artificial chords. Creating unique sounds is a constant challenge.  Sometimes...

Predelay: Improve Clarity of ‘Verb

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This post focuses on the use of predelay to allow reverb to be added to a sound without muddying it up too much. A lot of producers are really reverb shy these days.  It’s...

Sampling: Legally Ambiguous Like Whoa

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This post focuses on the practice of sampling and its legal ramifications. Sampling has, for years, been a routine practice in the music industry.  Sampling is taking a part of...