Music Education and Reviews

By Rory PQ | Variety of Articles About Music

How to Use Reference Tracks

5 Ways to Use Audio Expansion to Enhance Your Drum Tracks

Many musicians and novice producers are aware of compressors, which decrease the dynamic range of an audio signal. But there are also dynamic …

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How to Use Dynamic EQ, a More Flexible Form of Equalization

Equalization is one of the most important — and widely used — techniques throughout the mixing process, from first tracking instruments through …

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Plugin Spotlight: Moog Multimode Filter Collection by UAD

<b>This plugin spotlight features the Moog Multimode Filter Collection by Universal Audio, a set of truly authentic, analog-sounding Moog filter</b> …

Plugin Spotlight: Analog Strings by Output

<b>Get an in-depth look at Analog Strings by Output, an innovative virtual instrument designed for creating and manipulating string sounds.</b><p>Analog …

Plugin Spotlight: Boost by Sample Magic

<i>Make your music sound load and polished with Sample Magic’s new mix processing plugin called Boost.</i><p>Introduction<p>Sample Magic has earned a strong …

Plugin Spotlight: Cooper Time Cube MkII by UAD

<i>This plugin spotlight features the Cooper Time Cube MkII by Universal Audio, a unique emulation of the original garden hose-based mechanical delay</i> …

Mixing Tips: Working with Peak Clippers

<b>This guide aims to give you a better understanding of how to use peak clipper plugins to enhance your mixes.</b><p>Clipping Plugins Overview<p>Peak clipping …

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Plugin Spotlight: AMS RMX16 by Universal Audio

<b>This plugin spotlight features the AMS RMX16 Digital Reverb by AMS Neve and Universal Audio, a faithful emulation that harnesses the exact legendary</b> …

Common Mixing Mistakes to Consider Pt. 1

<b>This mixing tips guide explores some common mistakes and offers approaches all music producers and audio engineers should welcome into their workflow.</b><p>…

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Plugin Spotlight: Repeater by D16 Group and Slate Digital

<b>This plugin spotlight features Repeater, an impressive vintage modeled dual-delay developed as a collaboration between D16 Group and Slate …

Studio Tips: Working with a Studio Subwoofer

<i>If you’re considering incorporating a subwoofer into your home studio setup, then this guide will help you find the best solution for your …

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Plugin Spotlight: Neutron by iZotope

<i>Introducing Neutron by iZotope, a new mixing plugin that combines the latest innovations in intelligent analysis and metering with award-winning</i> …

Sub Bass Mixing Tips + Free Download

<i>Learn how to create, mix, and layer sub bass in this guide. Included is a FREE Sub Bass Instrument Rack for Ableton Live.</i><p>Sub Bass Explained<p>The audio …

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Mixing Sounds with Transient Shapers

<b>This guide aims to give you a better understanding of transients and explains how to use transient shapers to enhance your mixes.</b><p>Transient Explained<p>A …

Digital Metering Explained: Peak vs. RMS

<b>This guide aims to give you a better understanding of digital metering and explains the differences between Peak and RMS Meters.</b><p>Measuring Digital …