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12 Essential Steps for Mixing Lead Vocals

Follow these 12 steps to transform raw vocal tracks into a performance that is finished with polish and sheen. Make sure you’re not missing out on …

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How to start making music

<b>Starting with music theory</b><p>Jon Sine gives an easy to understand introduction into music production, using chords and harmonies without having prior …

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How to Create an Analog Workflow in your DAW in Minutes

Find out how channel strip plugins speed up your mixing workflow while adding the pleasing coloration of analog consoles within your DAW – and how …

How the Pros Choose Microphone Preamps

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3 Effective ways to use sub loops in your music

<b>Audiotent Tip 406. 3 Effective ways to use sub-loops in your music.</b><p>Having solid low-end in your tracks is vital when making music for clubs and …

7 Days of Making Beats

Take a drum loop sample and chop it up into new patterns. Transform any stock or personal drum loops into your own groove. Use the loop as a starting …

5 Mixing Mistakes That are Easy to Fix

6 Tips to Maximize Loudness AND Dynamic Range in Mastering

Should you try to win the loudness wars, or do you retain as much dynamic range as possible? You can achieve both! Learn exactly how to fine-tune …

EQ Before Compressor or Compressor Before EQ?

Two of the most basic signal processors in an engineer's toolbox are Compression and EQ. In one sense these tools are cousins from different …

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DC1A

DC1A is the little brother of the compression monster <b>DC8C</b>. I've taken a few of my favorite settings from <b>DC8C</b> and tried to make it work in a two …

How To Get A Big Vocal Sound On A Budget

A few weeks back, we posted a blog talking about "how to get a big vocal sound" like Damien Rice, Ray Lamontagne and Beck. We received a lot of …

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Freebies

There’s no shortage of free plug-ins, but which ones are truly worth it? We curated our top 12 must-have free tools for music making.<p><b>1. SIGNAL Free</b> …

Frequency Shifter Transition Effect

Transition FX are the final gloss in your mix and arrangement. They tell the listener a change is about to happen and provide an extra layer of …

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The Basics Of Recording Vocal Tracks

Tracking vocals is hands-down the hardest part of the recording process, and not just because all vocalists are divas (kidding!). The voice is the …

Tips for In The Box Mixing

The expansion of power in a DAW is drawing more and more engineers to mixing in the box. Software such as Pro Tools and Logic come stocked with all …

Output Afterhours with Josh | Output

Get to know the crew behind the scenes and how we keep our creative juices flowing inside and out of Output in our Afterhours series.<p>Meet Josh our …

The 8 “Laws” Of Music Making In The Home Studio

<b>Today is The Recording Revolution’s 8th birthday!</b>Exactly 8 years ago on this day I published my first ever post on how to build your home studio for …

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How To Sample Any Kick (Free Rack Download)

3 Tips To Help Add Weight To Your Instruments

Audiotent Tip 367. Adding Weight To Your Instruments.<p>Here are three great techniques to add weight to your instruments.<p>1) Use an equaliser to boost …

3 Techniques to get your sub bass in control

<b>Audiotent Tip 405. 3 Techniques to get your sub bass in control.</b><p>Sub frequencies play a big part in all genres of electronic dance music.<p>Making sure …

Processing Lo-Fi Techno Synth Stabs

There are multiple ways to create a synth stab for techno. Our aim for this tutorial is to achieve a very Lo-Fi sounding stab, so we will mainly …

8 Reverb Mixing Tips

Learn when to choose different reverb types, whether to make your reverb dry or wet, how to set pre-delay and reverb time, the significance of …

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Magnetic Tape Roundtable: How Pros Use Tape

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Here's What You Need To Consider When Mixing Drums For Dance Music

Mixing drums for EDM is a whole art form in itself and in this short video from the course Dance Music Sound Design 304: Drums Advanced, Multiplier …

Mike Nehra Talks About The Glyn Johns\' Miking Technique In And Out Of The Studio

When Vintage King was just starting to grow, my brother, Andrew, and I would have access to some amazing gear for recording our group, Robert …

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8 Common Compression Mistakes Music Producers Make

<b>3. Improper Attack and Release</b><p>This common problem affects even experienced engineers: I’ve received masters where the compressor’s attack and release …

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