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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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Delay Effect Explained For Beginners

beginner delay effects Oct 20, 2021

The delay effect in music production is one of the main creative tools of the trade. In this introduction to delay video I explain the types and styles of the delay effect (analog vs digital etc) and explain the differences between slapback,...

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Audio Compressor Types Explained: VCA, FET, Optical & Vari-Mu

beginners compression Aug 05, 2021

There are four main compression types that will most likely sound familiar to you as soon as you begin using a compressor in music production.

  • VCA
  • FET
  • Optical
  • Vari-Mu

What do they all stand for and what are they doing inside the box? Which...

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What Is Reverb In Music? A Beginners Guide

beginner effects reverb Jul 25, 2021

Some people enjoy mixing with huge amounts of reverb, others prefer having just a touch of it. 

One of the great things about mixing with reverb is that it lets you beat the sonic limitations of recording in a small home studio.

From turning...

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How To Use Mid Side EQ When Mixing

clarity eq equalization mixing Jul 09, 2021

 

A very powerful, yet often confusing EQ technique, mid side processing is a tool you can use to create clarity and separation when mixing. Mid side EQ processes the stereo field differently to a regular stereo EQ and allows you to adjust...

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How to Remove Noise from Vocals

 

Mic hiss and hum that find their way into an audio recording are often not obvious until you need to add compression.

 

One of the worst places this can happen is on a vocal, either in a recording session or an interview.

 

The...

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Best Mixing Plugins For Mixing (2021)

beginners mixing Apr 02, 2021

 


I love mixing with plugins because they really spark my creativity.

I find that just being able to open a new plug in and have a wander around and see what the presets are doing, can often just pull me out of a hole where things aren't...

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EQ or Compressor First? (Beginner Mixing Tips)

beginner compression eq Mar 19, 2021

 This is a common question that many beginners ask when learning to mix music, does EQ go before compression or after?

Most will probably think that EQ always goes first, but not necessarily. There’s a little process I go through that...

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Gain Staging Made Easy With A VU Meter

I one of my subscribers asked me how I use a VU meter on the kick and bass when gain staging a mix, to ensure not only a balanced low end to build the rest of the mix on but also that the final mix is perfectly placed for mastering and uploading...

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