Music Production, Recording & Mixing


The Mixing of Quiet Scream – Part 1 – Track Layout and Groups

The Mixing of Quiet Scream – Part 1 – Track Layout and Groups This is the not so glamorous, but very important part of mixing. Getting your tracks organized, and setting up your groups/busses, and folders. Part 1 in a series of mixing the song “Quiet Scream”

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How to use Delays instead of Reverb when mixing Vocals

This video shows just one way that you can use a couple of delays, instead of reverb, for the main vocal effects when mixing. For this song, I used a short diffuse delay to create a subtle ambient effect throughout the song. Then I used a longer

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How To Record Acoustic Guitar – 4 popular techniques compared

Larry Murante recording acoustic guitars at DBAR Productions

How To Record Acoustic Guitar A quick comparison of 4 popular acoustic guitar recording techniques The purpose of this video is to let you compare the sound of different recording techniques for the acoustic guitar. All of the techniques were recorded in one performance pass, so the

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The Best of Everything!

Maybe I’m just getting old and cranky, but I joined a few FB groups a while back, thinking that maybe I can share some of my knowledge with young aspiring producers/engineers. Unfortunately, it seems that a large number of questions asked by “newbies” is “What’s the best

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Copyright and Recording Equipment

How should I go about getting my music copyrighted as a musician and producer? And also whats the best equipment to use for recording? Out of these two questions, copyright info is the easiest to answer, so I’ll address that first. I’m not a lawyer, so I

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Older computer and microphone

Hi! I have two questions. Firstly, do you think that an older iMac (mid-2011) with RAM upgraded to 20GB would have sufficient capability to run music recording and processing software? Sorry, I have the software, but not the time to learn and put it through its paces

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Why your home studio mixes suck

So, you’ve got the latest and greatest DAW, a high end notebook or desktop computer, every plugin you could lay your hands on, some cool looking “studio” monitors and headphones, and you watched every episode of Pensado’s Place, but your home studio mixes still suck compared to

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Mixer effects not being recorded

Hi Stephen, I came across your article; “Inserts vs Effects Sends – Which to use for what” and seeing the amount of knowledge you have on the subject I thought I’ll try my luck asking you a question. I’ve recently bought my first ever mixer, Soundcraft Signature

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Does burning MP3 files to CD sound better?

Puneet asks: guys i am a big party freak.. was just wondering if i burn mp3 songs (320 kbps) onto an audio format cd, will it sound even better??? The short answer is NO. Once audio has been encoded to the MP3 format, which is a lossy

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FREE Mix – Get Mixed for free!

Submit your best song for a chance at a FREE Mix! Starting in April 2016, I’m taking song submissions for a chance to get your song mixed for free, along with some online promotion. Roughly once every other month (schedule permitting), I’ll pick one song from all

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