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Transforming A Bedroom Into A Home Music Studio

acoustics Aug 11, 2022

I recently had the opportunity to move into a larger bedroom at home to use as my new home studio.

On one hand it was an exciting prospect, on the other, a little daunting.

I had learn a lot from my old (cramped!) studio set up which had many...

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Mixing Strings (neoclassical, ambient and alternative music)

mixing orchestral strings Mar 23, 2022

Mixing strings and orchestral elements in ambient music requires a different touch compared to traditional classical music or pop. Depending on the emotion and feel you want the mix to impart, you can use EQ, Tape and compression to sculpt the...

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Spectrum Analyzer Basics For Music Producers

Spectrum analyzers are often taken for granted. They feature in many EQ plugins and are a handy guide to help you find problem frequencies and we rarely question the default settings under the hood.

 

They're a great tool for...

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Gain Staging - First Simple Step To Set Up Your Mix

beginners mixing plugins Jan 26, 2022

Gain staging in mixing starts as soon as you import your tracks. The first glance at the waveforms is when you make your first important mixing decision.

Any place you have the opportunity to change the gain in a mix is a "gain stage" and that is...

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Free Multitracks To Download For Mixing Practice

beginner Jan 12, 2022

In this video I'm going to list my current favourite multitrack resources in 2022 where you can download hundreds of multitrack files to build up your mixing skills and to hone your listening skills.

Like a musician practicing their instrument,...

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Phase vs Polarity Explained

Phase and polarity in audio are often misunderstood as both terms are used interchangeably when in fact they are both quite different. This video will explain both in simple terms, so you can understand how to use them to your advantage in every...

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Compressing Snare Drum - How To Set Up A Compressor On Snare

 

Yes, here I have another in-depth tutorial, this time about snare compression. Continuing on from my other compression videos, I wanted to further explain how to hear the changes compression makes when using the attack and release controls...

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Compressing Kick Drum - How To Set Up A Compressor On Kick Drum

beginner compression drums Nov 24, 2021

Compressing a kick drum is a great way to actually begin to hear compression. In this video, I go step by step compressing a kick, concentrating on what to listen for when setting up the attack and release.

 

What is a compressor used for in...

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Mix Bus Plugins and Mixing Tips

This week, I was very excited to be asked to create a video for the incredibly popular and brilliant Produce Like A Pro YouTube channel and rather than picking just my favourite handful of plugins, I thought I'd go a little more focused...

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Eventide SplitEQ Review: Transient Designer And Tone Shaper In One

eq review Nov 12, 2021

Just when you think you've seen it all, along comes something that you wonder how you could ever live without.

Eventide's brand new SplitEQ plugin was launched a few days ago and I took it for a test drive.

When I try out new plugins I need to...

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