Music Production, Recording & Mixing

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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 strongly recommend getting

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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 and really test

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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 12MTK which I

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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 compressed format, you

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Voice Doubling

Hi, please see link I have placed and let me know that how can I edit my voice as dual voice. What we call this function. Just help and rest I will practice thru different software. I removed the links from this question, but the vocal effects were basic voice

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Mastering Work Flow

Hi ! My compliments for you clear summarizing answers (sorry for my English), I have seen different mastering suites plugin considering normalize option good about the album building starting from the several songs. Which is the correct workflow ? Master first the more important song (Dreamed as a great “hit”),

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Advice for aspiring lyrics and song writers

Hi there – I was wondering if you would have any advice for an aspiring young person who wants to write lyrics   Not really my specialty, since I don’t write lyrics or sing very well myself. However, I can certainly offer some general advice based on what I’ve learned

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Finding and Keeping clients in the Music Biz

What online and in-person activities have you found the most worthwhile in building a client base for mixing and mastering? I’m going to expand on this a bit, and make it a bit more generic for anyone trying to make a living in the music business, not just for recording,

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Y cables for Input Switching

Looking for an audio solution – I have a DAW (laptop) that is using a Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 as the soundcard, connected via a USB hub. I also have a Roland RD64 as a controller which has its own onboard sounds, and I’m listening to everything through a pair of

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Multiband compression for Bass

Stephen – when using multiband compression to shape a bass track, is there a good “rule of thumb” to how to set the cross over frequencies? For example, if I wanted to the break the bass track frequency band into 3 frequencies, which 3 frequency bands should it be? Thanks

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