Why Focus is So Important for an Artist (and how to improve it)

This is a guest post by Sam Matla. Sam is the author of the most excellent eBook/audiobook/video package The Producer’s Guide to Workflow & Creativity. I totally love what he’s done with the guide. It’s important and well carried out and I think it deserves all the attention it can get. If you like this […]

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Acustica Audio Blue Eq Review

Acustica Audio Blue Eq

The Italian company Acustica Audio are known for their quest on uncompromising sound quality and accuracy in emulating analogue sound and equipment. They sent me the Blue Eq plugin from their Acqua series to try out (thank you very much). I have given it a good spin – here are my thoughts.

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6 Lessons From Mozart to Modern Creators

Wolfgang Amadeuz Mozart

I recently listened to an excellent audio biography of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (grab it free with Audible trial here). It was extremely inspiring and thought provoking to say the least. Besides teaching me a lot about history it especially got me thinking about the parallels between Mozart’s days and ours. Of course, musical styles and the tools of making […]

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Softube Console 1 Review – Analog Workflow in Digital Domain

Softube Console 1 top view (click to enlarge)

The Softube Console 1 has greatly intrigued me ever since it first came out in early 2014.

How would it work for an electronic music geek like myself? I decided to jump in and find out.

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Best Mixing Tutorials: YouTube Channel Recommendations

YouTube has become my primary method of learning about mixing and music production. It is full of good mixing tutorials but sometimes the trouble is finding them. I wanted to share with you my favorite channels so that you can also learn from them. All of these guys are doing a fantastic job with their channels. If […]

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How to Use Audio Spectrum Analyzer in Music Production and Mixing

Problematic vocal sound

Audio spectrum analysis can be a confusing topic for someone just starting out in music production. It sure used to confuse me – I remember that very vividly! I wrote this article to give you some pointers on the different ways that I like to use spectrum analysis to aid me in the music production, mixing and […]

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Metric Halo Production Bundle Review

Metric Halo Production Bundle

A while back, the good people at Metric Halo hooked me up with the Metric Halo Production Bundle v2. I’ve  taken some good time with the plugins with my team (pictured above) and put them to a proper test on lots of real projects. It’s time to report back!  

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SSD Upgrade: Was it worth the money?

Samsung 850 EVO SSD drive

A couple of months back I decided I’m upgrading to a SSD drive to breathe some new life into my old Mac laptop. Has it been worth the money? Read on.

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How The Levels Changed My Approach to Writing Vocal Music

The Levels

In the past couple of years I’ve been working on a lot of vocal tracks as part of our new project, The Levels. I wanted to share with you something important I’ve learned while doing this.

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A Reminder About Backups

Today is the World Backup Day. It’s a good chance to remind ourselves about the importance of backups.

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