DIY Soundproofing: How to Soundproof Your Home Studio on a Budget

This is a guest post by Peter from King’s Audio. Whether you’re a budding musician or you just love recording and playing with sound, recording can be an expensive hobby. Of course, when you start out in anything, your main concern is money, so it’s nice when you can get started without paying over the odds. Shares

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4 Superb Impulse Response Reverb Packs To Download

Bricasti M7 Reverb

I am a big fan of convolution reverbs. I use them on every tune I make. There are some phenomenal donationware packs around for download these days. I wanted to put together a little resource for you guys with my favorite impulse responses. I will also briefly introduce the original units and tell you about […]

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7 Tips on Making Your Music Loud

I get this question a lot. What can I do to make my music sound louder? Well, there’s lots – in fact most things you do when making music affect loudness somehow. Shares

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Using Saturation in a Mix

Saturation is a wonderful tool for mixing. This is especially true for computer-based DAWs, which allow us to go from transparent clean digital sound through to smeared murky smashed sound. And everywhere in between. The variety of available plugins and different approaches give producers and engineers a huge toolkit and capability to choose the right saturation for each track.

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FabFilter Saturn – The Saturation Workhorse

FabFilter Saturn

Continuing the series about my favorite plugins, it’s time for the FabFilter Saturn. Saturn does multiband distortion/saturation. It is the most versatile of the saturation plugins I use.  It goes really deep. I bought it about a year back and since then I’ve used it on most of the tunes I’ve made. I even use it […]

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Can’t Sleep? Try This Free App.

Can't Sleep? Try this free app.

Do you tend to stay up late in studio, staring at the computer screen? Ever have trouble sleeping afterwards?

Sleep deprivation sucks. Sleepless nights happen to me quite often and I hate it.

I have really come to value sleep and the importance of sufficient rest. Needless to say it has a huge effect on creativity and productivity.

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Discovering Perfect

This is something I keep coming back to again and again. I run into it in my own pursuits, my peers and the precious people who hit me up. I’ve said it time and time again: There is good. There is great. There is beautiful. Yes. But forget about perfect. It doesn’t exist. Striving for […]

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Creative Distortion with CamelPhat 3

CamelPhat 3

I get a lot of questions about what plugins and tools I like to use. In the coming posts we’ll be shedding some light on my favorite bits and pieces and how I use them. We’ll start with one of my favorite distortion plugins which is the Camel Audio CamelPhat. Shares

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Making Ideas Happen by Scott Belsky – Book Review

Making Ideas Happen

I’ve always been pretty productive, but also always had the problem of not finishing many projects I start. I’ve developed systems to counter this, but never really knew why it happens. Having loads of unfinished projects is a very common problem and people are constantly hitting me up about it as well.   I recently […]

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5 Tips for Making an Album

5 Tips for Making an Album

It’s been a little over a year since the debut album by Loxy and myself – “Burning Shadows”  - was released on Exit Records. The project had many phases and we put a ton of work on it over the course of 3-4 years. I’m still very happy and proud about how it turned out. […]

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