How to Use Audio Spectrum Analyzer in Music Production and Mixing

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 mastering processes.

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Metric Halo Production Bundle Review

Metric Halo Production BundleA 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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The Best Free VST / AU Plugins 2015

Best Free VST/AU Plugins 2015

 

A couple of years back I did a large review of the best free VST / AU plugins around at the time (in my opinion). It’s time to revise, because a lot has happened since then.

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Eiosis AirEQ Premium Review

A while back I received a copy of Eiosis AirEQ Premium to try out (thanks Eiosis). I’ve been using it now for a good couple of months – here are my thoughts.

AirEQ is a plugin designed by Fabrice Gabriel. Together with Steven Slate he is also responsible of many of the great Slate Digital plugins. So needless to say I had pretty high expectations of this EQ.

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Developer Spotlight: Airwindows

Developer Spotlight is a new interview series dedicated to introducing interesting music software developers, sharing their insight and showing you some of what’s going on behind the scenes.Continue Reading

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Waves Coupon Code 2015 – 10% Off Waves Plugins

Looking to grab some Waves Audio plugins?

Before you do, here is a coupon code that will get you an extra 10% off any single purchase.

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Reflecting 2014

As we begin our journey into 2015, I wanted to take a moment to look back into the past year and make notes of some of my personal highlights.

Workflow things, books, plugins, tools, music, websites, general wellbeing and productivity… This is a very personal list and some of the stuff I’ll be mentioning doesn’t sound like anything to do with music production. Never the less it all has made a difference for my work.

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FabFilter Pro-Q 2 Review – Is It Worth the Price?

I recently bought the brand new FabFilter Pro Q 2 EQ plugin.

I’ve been using it for a few weeks now, and I have to say it’s become one of my favorite plugins ever! However as far as plugins come, at 149€ it may seem a bit costly.

I am all about sharing information about the stuff I like and use so let’s see what the deal is. Here’s my little review.

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Magic AB: Setting New Standards for Referencing

Every now and then a tool pops up that revolutionizes the way you work (or some aspect of it), and after a while you’re thinking “How did I ever manage without this before?”Continue Reading

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The Best Free AAX Plugins (2014 edition)

I’ve recently jumped on Pro Tools 11 for mixing. I’ve only worked with VST/AU compatible hosts before (Logic, Ableton Live). Now with Pro Tools I’ve been introduced to a new plugin format, the AAX.

The plugin fiend I am, I’ve been scouring the internets for the best free AAX plugins to add to my fresh Pro Tools setup. I’ve posted about the best free VST and AU plugins before and now it’s time to take a look at what’s available in AAX. And boy do we have some goodies on offer! Continue Reading

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