My Music Production Tutorials @ Waves Audio

Recently I have been working with the good people at Waves Audio. I’ve been writing some music production tutorials for them, utilizing their excellent plugins. You may have seen these tutorials appear on my Facebook and Twitter pages. But in case not, I am linking them up for you here. More is on the way too so keep watching the articles page at Waves.com. Enjoy the tutorials and if you have any thoughts on what you would like me to write about in the future, let me know!
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Maintaining Mono Compatibility In Your Music Mix

This is a guest post by Barry Gardner, the mastering engineer who operates SAS audio mastering services.

The first stereo records were made in the 1930’s and yet it took a long time to popularize the new format and release such recordings for mass consumption. Mono recordings were the standard for many years whilst various attempts were made to advance stereophony. In music production itself there has almost always been a mono button built into the master section of large format stereo or quadraphonic mixing consoles. It was there for good reason as stereo recordings had to maintain sonic compatibility with AM sound systems and monophonic broadcasts amongst other reasons.
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Ableton Live – First Impressions

So I’ve recently started dabbling in Ableton Live. Lots to learn. Here are some of my initial thoughts and first impressions.

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Effective Techniques to Learn Compression

Learn compression

Compression has become an integral ingredient of most music these days. At the same time it remains somewhat a secret science – a commonly misunderstood one. It’s a great pleasure to have the mastering engineer Barry Gardner from SafeandSound online mastering services to talk to us about how to learn compression. During his long career in music Barry has worked with people such as Terry Callier, Ronnie Wood, Craig David, Kano, Chick Corea and many others. Needless to say he knows his stuff. Time to pay attention.

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7 Reasons to Bounce Tracks to Audio Before Final Mix/Arrange

Before finalizing your project, you might want to bounce to audio. This can yield many benefits. Let’s look into a few.

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