Nothing is better than free plugins when it comes to music production. In many cases, there are tons of options to choose from that will provide quality results. That’s why we’ve put together a list of some free, helpful tools for your music. This list includes a chord generator, Granulator 2 (one of our personal favorites), and some quality drum machine, synth, and vinyl samples.
Imagine this – you sit down in front of your computer, eager and motivated to make music. You fire up your DAW, throw on your headphones, and the music flows out of you like art out of Picasso. But when it comes time to add a little extra flair, you freeze up. A medley of effects stands before you, and using the wrong ones will turn your glorious new masterpiece into an unpleasant cacophony.
There’s no shortage of mixing advice on the internet. With that in mind, it can be challenging to parse through what advice is beneficial versus harmful. Luckily, we were given this free master class by David Gibson. David Gibson’s “The Art of Mixing” is packed with all of mixing’s essentials in one surprisingly entertaining video.
FL Studio 20 was released on its 20th anniversary, and it came packed with many new features. Below, we’re going to explain some of these excellent features in more detail.
Mid/Side mic recording (M/S” or "MS") is a stereo recording technique with a wide range of applications. Read on to learn all about MS recording and its uses.
Reverb is undoubtedly one of the most important aspects of music production and audio as a whole. It commonly gets played off as a simple effect to add to your tracks, but, in reality, it’s what provides the intriguing depth within a song, enveloping listeners. Reverb isn’t as simple as it may seem, and it’s essential to understand what exactly reverb is. This article will guide you through 10 crucial steps to utilizing reverb and how it affects your production.
Have you ever been to a movie theater and felt the roar of a plane flying above you? How about the hair standing up on the back of your neck as you hear the killer’s footsteps behind you? Or maybe you’ve gotten chills while listening to your favorite band in the car as the drums and percussion dance around your vehicle.
Audio phase is one of those phenomena that can be tricky to wrap your head around. Once you’ve got a grip on it, though, you’ll be able to take your productions to a whole new level. In other words, it pays to know about phase. Let’s dig into this concept further and explore its implications in the studio.
If you're in the audio space, chances are you've heard about a DAW before, but what are they, and how do they help with audio production? Find it out here!
Mixing can be the most intimidating part of a producer/engineer’s career. A song is like a well-crafted machine with hundreds of small moving parts that make it whole. In most cases, you can avoid being overwhelmed by a mix down with the proper preparation.
Nowadays, many people like to imagine the music production process in multiple stages. While arranging, tracking, mixing, and mastering are all parts of the job with specific sets of considerations, there are a few blurred lines regardless of if you are working on a DAW or a hardware setup.
Audio mastering sounds complicated. Most indie producers shudder at the thought of trying to master a track themselves.
The key to a professional-sounding song is a great mix. It gives the song balance, dynamics, and makes the mastering process so much more effective.
Mixing one song is tricky enough. But mixing a whole album and trying to make the songs sound consistent can oftentimes feel almost impossible.