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Equalize By Acon Digital

   Before I downloaded the Equalize plugin, I was a complete newbie to Acon Digital. They’re a Norwegian company based out of Oslo that specializes in audio software products. My first impression? These guys mean business. There's a very polished and professional feel to this company. It's different from what I'm used to in the

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

A Creative Approach to the Equalizer

  Let’s talk about equalizers.  I know you already know how to use one, so I’m not here to bore you with the technical details.  Rather, through this short article, I hope to leave you with a creative new perspective on how to approach an EQ. If you are an audio geek like me, you’re constantly watching

By |2020-06-23T20:44:55+00:00February 27th, 2018|Categories: Tutorials|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Interview with Alexander Lübbe

  Hi Alex, thank you for taking the time to chat with us. Can you tell us a bit about yourself, your skills and how you started your career? I’m Alexander Luebbe. I am a music producer and mixing engineer from Hamburg, Germany. I started out by recording my friend’s hip-hop tapes in my bedroom

Creating an In-Depth Mix

  Tape Saturation Ok so let's start off with tape saturation. Tape Saturation is an effect that was originally created by recording “Hot” mixes onto tape to make a natural compression / limiting effect. When the tape is driven in the analog world it creates what is known as “soft clipping” a natural overloaded fuzz

By |2020-06-23T20:45:33+00:00February 25th, 2018|Categories: Tutorials|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

The P&M Analoger By Plug&Mix

  I have always been a huge fan of anything saturation.  The P&M Analoger is a great tool that gives a vast variety of options, from tube to tape saturation. Saturation on my drum bus has been a part of my process for years, so I decided to start with that.  I started with the plugin at

By |2020-06-23T20:47:00+00:00February 25th, 2018|Categories: Plugin Reviews, Reviews|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments