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Gain Staging: The Difference Between Amateurs and Pros

I have been wanting to write about gain staging for a while.<p>It’s such an integral part of good recording/mixing, yet it’s something that a lot of …

Music Production

9 ways to create better transitions

<b>Think of the word 'transition' and you're perhaps more likely to think of the ways in which it's possible to move between scenes of a movie file than</b> …

Music Production

Adding Attitude To Drums Using 1176 Classic Compressor

Aside from the hardware, there are some great 1176 style plug-in compressors available from the likes of Waves, Universal Audio, and Bomb …

Thanks To YouTube, My Kid Is Obsessed With Plastic Bullsh*t

It started innocently enough.<p>My son was obsessed with <i>Paw Patrol</i>. So when I needed to take a shower or cook a meal, I’d go to YouTube on the iPad and …

Kids

11 Scientific Tips That Will Help You Learn Anything Faster - And Actually Remember It

Hack the learning process.<p>Kids can and should practice the skill of learning if they want a fighting chance at fulfilling all those lofty goals their …

Harvard Business School

How To Create 80's Sci-Fi Synth Tracks in Logic Pro X

In this special edition of Logic Pro X In Under 5 Minutes, Mary Plummer quickly highlights her process for creating an 80’s Sci-Fi intro inspired by …

Creative Discipline: 11 Ways To Have Fun And Not Raise A**holes

Having to discipline your children is one of the crappiest parts of parenting. Everyone gets bummed out and then you accidentally take away their …

Parenting

Musician Producer Techniques: How To Boost Creativity and Focus

Chances are that if you’re reading AskAudio, you have access to music production technology on your computer that would have cost hundreds of …

Adding warmth to your mix - Tom Demac - Ableton

Extreme Parenting for Extreme Children - GeekMom

Reading Time: 5 minutes<p>Image: Karen Walsh<p>The first time I “Extreme Parented,” my son was 2. He was dawdling walking back to the car from the …

Your Kid Is A Brat, And It’s Your Fault

I hate to be the one to tell you this, <i>but your kid is kind of a brat</i>. Yes, yours<i>.</i> She’s whiney and always seems to get whatever she wants.<p>I know you …

Parenting
Music Production

5 Mistakes to Avoid For The One-Man Band / Solo Producer

1. Don’t Get Stuck in the Box<p>Fig 1 Mixing one or two live audio tracks into a primarily “in-the-box” arrangement can help provide a looser, more …

Mixing Concepts: What Is Dynamics Why You Should Care

Anyone who’s involved in audio production has come across the term <i>Dynamics</i>—it’s the subject of countless articles on recording & mixing, and then …

How To Stem Master Your Own Music

Contents (Click To Navigate)<p><b>Stem Mastering</b> is the process whereby an audio engineer takes <b>grouped stereo mixes</b> from a final mix, <b>enhances the sound</b> and …

Music Production

Creating the Perfect Bass Sound

Searching for the perfect bass patch can be an odious task. With such a plethora of synths and libraries out there, flicking through the almost …

Music Production