Control the Consonants

Mixing vocals is a wide topic, but here’s a tidy trick that will give you a head start.

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Producer Falls Prey for Advice

As you know I’m all for sharing knowledge and I do a lot of learning myself. But there is a very fundamental issue about advice that I wanted to address.

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Sidechain the Reverb

Use a compressor with sidechain on a reverb for rhythmic effects.

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Reverb Timing

Timing is what often makes the difference between professional and amateurish sounding material. Timing the reverbs is part of this but easily overlooked. Time the pre-delay, early reflections and reverb tail to support the rhythm of your track. What I like to do is first make the reverb really loud and solo that together with […]

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Ideas on Ideas

Many times after listening to a demo someone sent the first thing in my mind is: Dude… You got some good ideas in there but there’s too much going on. I would make two or three tunes out this.

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Turn Off Your Screen

This little music production tip is very simple, but don’t underestimate it’s power. In fact I’m pretty sure you’ll be surprised how effective it is if you haven’t tried it before.

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Why I Love Logic Studio

I started my production career back in 1996 using trackers – mainly Impulse Tracker and Buzz. About 10 years ago I made the switch to Logic – it was version number 4 back then. I’ve worked on other software since then (Cakewalk, Cubase, Ableton Live, Pro Tools) but always felt Logic just works best for […]

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Mixing for Vinyl: Don’t Fall for These Traps

If your track comes in from the vinyl press sounding like shit, what would be your first reaction? Bad mastering, right? Wrong answer geeza.. Guess what – I’m blaming it on you. Mixing for vinyl ain’t your everyday walk in the park. Looks like I’ve got a bit of explaining to do while you glimpse […]

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Tune Your Bass Sounds

It is a good idea to aim to have the bulk of your sub-bass and bassdrum one octave apart from each other.

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How to Finish Music

You’ve just had a good long studio session. You started a banging new track, spent hours refining and maybe even managed to finish (or so you think). You go to sleep feeling really good about yourself. The next day you have a listen. Everything sounds a bit off. You feel like all the hard work […]

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