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What does a music producer do?

The term music producer means different things to different people. When many people think of music producers, especially in hip-hop or the electronic dance music (EDM) scenes, they often think of the likes of Calvin Harris, Diplo, Scott Storch, Timberland and more. More recently, it’s not uncommon for them to also be considered music artists too. With the

By |2020-06-23T18:30:11+00:00March 7th, 2020|Categories: Tutorials|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

The truth behind audio mixing

Audio mixing is an art form, just like writing music. It takes years to understand how to mix and even after you think you're making headway, you realize there is a lot further to go. I'm not going to cover the technical, there are much smarter people than myself that can educate you better, but

By |2020-06-23T18:31:18+00:00February 4th, 2020|Categories: Tutorials|Tags: , , , , |1 Comment

Mix Automation Basics

Introduction Your mix is pretty much done and all that time you've spent on it adding processing, effects and trying to find the perfect balance between the tracks adds up to a whole mix. Everything sits well together. Sounds pleasant and finished but yet still the mix doesn't really move you?! Let's talk about mix

By |2020-06-23T18:31:38+00:00January 28th, 2020|Categories: Tutorials|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Width and Depth with EQ – Mixing & Mastering

INTRO These days, you often hear about plugins that can help create width and depth on a track, mix or master. There are many options to choose from: wideners, exciters... even reverb is a possibility. The fact is, there are no hard and fast rules and every tool has a place where it can be

By |2020-06-23T20:34:43+00:00January 15th, 2020|Categories: Tutorials|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

How to Set up Your Home Recording Studio

Far too many people write on how to set up a recording environment at home but exclude the mixing side of it. In most cases when people record at home, chances are they mix on their own because they are on a budget. In this article, I will explain the basics of setting up a

By |2020-06-23T20:40:48+00:00April 18th, 2018|Categories: Tutorials|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

How to Approach Drum Layering

  In modern music production, drum layering can be highly beneficial for poorly recorded drums in the home-studio or just as an enhancement for top quality recordings from a high-end project. Benefits include: • Full control and manipulation over the end result • Sculpting truly unique and original sounds • Bringing greater depth, width, and

Using Parallel Compression Creatively

  Creatively speaking, parallel compression is an effect. Technically speaking, you’re controlling the dynamic spectrum of a sound while simultaneously preserving its authenticity in your mix. The creative concept is far easier than the complicated process it’s made out to be. Like making a cup of coffee, duplicate the track, throw whatever compressor you want

By |2020-06-23T20:42:45+00:00March 1st, 2018|Categories: Tutorials|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

The Low End Theory

  Let’s talk about everyone’s favorite: Bottom end!  No, not big booties, I mean bass, sorry.  It can be deceptively impressive when playing mixes with a lot of low end on big speakers.  However, would you be surprised if I told you, your low end may be the very thing that is killing your mix? 

By |2020-06-23T20:42:57+00:00February 28th, 2018|Categories: Tutorials|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

What Is Mastering

  Hey everyone, Mike Piacentini here from Sony Music’s Mastering Studio - Battery Studios! I’ll be working with the Musixon team to create some tutorials and explanations dealing with the topic of Mastering. I’m going to try and demystify some of the nuances and intricacies of what Mastering is, and what you should expect to

By |2020-06-23T20:43:18+00:00February 28th, 2018|Categories: Tutorials|Tags: , , |1 Comment