This the third and final part of my big free VST / AU plugin review. We truly have some great stuff lined up! In case you’re wondering, all of these plugins are compatible with both Mac and PC platforms. Continue Reading
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.Continue Reading
Guest post time! Continuing with our recent theme on saturation – we have Kim Lajoie speaking to us about his approach to saturation.
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.
So I’ve recently started dabbling in Ableton Live. Lots to learn. Here are some of my initial thoughts and first impressions.
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.
Before finalizing your project, you might want to bounce to audio. This can yield many benefits. Let’s look into a few.
I’m often asked what master plugins I use on my main output channel when working on music.
Let’s take a look at a typical setup and what I do with those bad boys…
Please note: These plugins can be used as mastering plugins. However this post is not about a mastering situation. These plugins are what I use on the master output channel during the production and mixing process.
Today I wanted to talk to you about protecting your hearing.
I am the perfect person to do that as I’ve blasted my right ear about 10 years back and since then it’s permanently damaged.Continue Reading
You probably know there are two ways to approach mixing.
Some people swear by the “mix as you go” mentality.
Others prefer to leave the mix to a separate session.
What do I think is best?