Distort to Compress

Distortion and compression have more in common than you might think.

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A Lesson About Drums

Drum sounds have a feature that is not always apparent.. When it’s right, it very much contributes to the overall harmonic feel of your track. Likewise, if ignored your mix can sound “off” and you’re left frustrated as you can’t pinpoint the problem. Can you guess what I’m talking about?

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The Acme of Skill

Sun Tzu said it 2500 years back in “The Art Of War”: The quality of decision is like the well-timed swoop of a falcon which enables it to strike and destroy its victim. The mix is not unlike the battlefield… There’s lots of fighting going on! But what is the highest point of skill?

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Free Plugin Tip: Sonimus SonEQ

If you’re after a great, free analogue-style EQ, look no further. Sonimus SonEQ has got your back!

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How to Sound Large

I wanted to remind you of something that is easily forgotten in the midst of creative frenzy. Many folks are wondering about how to sound large but they’re missing out by not acknowledging this simple fact…

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How to Deal With Writer’s Block

We’ve all been there: You want to make music, and you try, but nothing good comes out of it. It just won’t happen no matter how hard you try. In fact the harder you try, the worse you feel. The dreaded writer’s block has been thrown upon you.

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Readers Questions March 2012

Time for another round of reader questions. Thanks for sending them in and remember you can always send your questions through the contact page, Facebook or Twitter.

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Berserk EQ

I always preach the “rather cut than boost” mentality with EQ… And it works really well for precision tasks… But there’s another, very different way to EQ as well.

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Do It Everywhere

Most of us don’t have the luxury of a completely neutral listening environment.

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Free Plugin Tip: Klanghelm DC1A Compressor

I gave a spin to this new free compressor plugin recently. And it turned out to be so nice that I have no option but to share it with you here.

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