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9 Pro Tips for Recording Rap Vocals

Use this guide to learn how to record rap vocals like a pro.

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Audio Metering: The Ultimate Guide

Metering is a key component of the mixing and mastering process. In this guide, we'll dive deep into audio metering so you can master your mix.

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How to Remove Distortion from Audio

If you want to remove distortion from audio, you've come to the right place. We'll decode your options and provide tips to prevent distortion.

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Microphone Placement: The Absolute Beginner's Guide

The right microphone placement can make or break your recording. In this guide, we'll walk you through the ideal setup for tracking.

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M4A vs. MP3: Which One to Use & Why?

Understanding the differences between m4a vs mp3 is especially important for musicians. We'll explain the scoop behind these audio formats.

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Double Tracking: Taking Your Vocal Recordings to the Next Level

Double tracking can add a lot to a mix. Uncover the secretes behind double tracking and learn how to use this technique in your next session.

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What is Audio Signal Flow?

Understanding signal flow is the foundation for any recording musician. Here's exactly how to master your signal path.

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Vocal Comping: Tips for Amazing Vocal Takes

Vocal comping is an unseen art that can certainly make or break a song. Here is how to compile a few takes into a stunning vocal performance.

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What is Impedance in Audio?

Learn what is impedance in audio. Read about the correlation between the gear's input and output impedances. Check out the related terms and glossary.

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What Is Binaural Audio and How Does It Work?

Want to know what it’s like to be lost in sound? Learn everything you need to know about binaural audio in this comprehensive article.

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Multitrack Recording: All You Need to Know

Multitrack recording is the backbone of how modern music is made. Learn everything you need to know about this essential production technique.

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9 Best Vocal Warm Up Exercises

Train your voice and become a better singer with these vocal warm up exercises.

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Signal to Noise Ratio: The Ultimate Guide

Having a good signal to noise ratio is key to a good mix, but what does that actually mean? Here's what you need to know.

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Best Studio Headphones: Our Top Picks for 2024

Check out our top picks for the best studio headphones, whether you're recording, mixing, or editing.

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How to Use Pitch Correction on Vocals

When it comes to mixing vocals, pitch correction is an essential part of the process. Learn how to use pitch correction properly while building your beats.

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Recording Vocals at Home: 13 Huge Mistakes to Avoid

Every musician should know how to record vocals properly at home. Avoid these common vocal recording mistakes to produce polished audio.‍

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Recording in Mono vs. Stereo: Which One to Choose & Why?

Different projects have different needs. In this guide, we'll outline the best use cases for mono recording and stereo recording.

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What Is Overdubbing?

Take a deep dive with us into the world of overdubbing! Learn why studios still employ the technique, and how to use it in your own recordings.

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Audio File Formats: The Ultimate Guide

Trying to determine the best audio file format for your needs? Come dive in with us as we explore them all in our ultimate guide to audio file formats.

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Audio Cable Types: The Ultimate Guide

Don't let the world of audio cables frighten you. Come dive in with us as we explore everything you need to know about audio cables in our in-depth guide!

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Best Microphone for Vocals: Our Top Picks

Are you seeking the best microphone for vocals? Here's everything you need to know and a few of the best vocal mics currently available compared.

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The Different Types of Microphones and How To Pick One

Are you ready to record? Here's a comprehensive guide to the different types of microphones so that you can find the perfect fit for your project.

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Best DAW for Recording Vocals

Looking for the best daw for recording vocals? We carefully assessed over a dozen DAWs to find out the best daw for vocal recording for you.

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7 Tips for Recording Vocals at Home

Are you ready to sing your heart out? Consider these essential tips for recording vocals at home.

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A Beginner’s Guide To Home Studio Acoustic Treatment

Are you ready to transform your studio space? Come check out our "Home Studio Acoustic Treatment: The Complete Guide" to learn more!

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Expert Vocal Techniques To Strengthen Your Singing Voice

Here is our ultimate guide on vocal techniques to help you become a stronger singer.

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The Difference Between Types Of Noise

Interested in the science of noise and what it can do for you? If so, come with us as we explore the ins and outs of the color of noise.

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How to Avoid Muddy Sound in Your Mixes

Have a muddy mix? In this blog post, we'll break down how to cut out those problem frequencies in your session.

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Echo vs. Delay: What's the Difference?

This article explains the importance of discerning between delay and echo. Read more about preparing for a mix, to enhance and deepen your mixing reflexes.

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Delay vs. Reverb: What's the Difference?

This article highlights the subtleties in discerning between reverb and delay. It covers their parameters, their types, and situations you can use them in.

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How to Make Vocals Sound Professional

In this detailed guide, we'll break down essential tips to make your vocals sound more professional and radio-ready.

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Reverb vs. Echo: What's the Difference?

This article explains the importance of discerning between reverb and echo. Read more about other audio effects to enhance your mixing and mastering skills.

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Vocal Compression: When & How to Compress Vocals

This step-by-step guide breaks down everything you need to know about vocal compression so that you can utilize it in your next mix.

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How to Record Vocals: A Beginner's Guide

Do you want to learn how to record vocals? Here's your complete guide to all things vocal recording.

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What is a Pop Filter?

What Is A Pop Filter? Come Dive In With Us As We Explore The Ins And Outs Of These Recording Tools And Whether Or Not You Need One To Make Pro Recordings.

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The Worst Music Production Advice I’ve Ever Received

Sometimes, it’s not about knowing what to do, but instead what you shouldn’t do. In today’s DIY music scene, there’s no shortage of unsolicited advice online. While a good chunk of it is helpful, entire threads are dedicated to terrible production advice that runs rampant on the internet.

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Every Audio Effect Explained

This article depicts the importance of audio effects in music production and offers tools for understanding them and how they change the behavior of sound.

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Free Downloads: Chord Generator, Granulator 2, & Drum Machine Samples

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.

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Everything You Need To Know About Mixing In One Video

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.

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The Best 15 Features of FL Studio 20

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.

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Mastering the Mid/Side Recording Technique

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.

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Creating A Vintage Beat Using Free 1982 Casiotone Samples

One of the best parts about being a musician in today’s day and age is the presence of free resources. Sample libraries are no exception, and we were overjoyed when we found out a user sampled a wonderfully retro 1982 Casiotone MT-45.

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5 Overdrive Guitar Pedals Guitar Players Need To Try

It might seem quite obvious, but if there is one pedal every guitarist needs to own, it is an overdrive pedal. Many guitarists own three or more overdrive pedals, as they generally have unique tones and can be ordered in different ways to create exciting sounds.

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How To Master A Song: The Ultimate DIY Guide

Learn how to master a song with this step-by-step guide. Check out the pros and cons of doing it yourself, and discover the most common beginner mistakes.

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SoundCloud Royalty-Free Music: The Complete Guide

Are you seeking royalty free SoundCloud music but don’t know how to find it? In this article, we’ll walk you through the music screening process.

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Using Loops Isn’t Cheating

One of the most long-held debates surrounding electronic music production is whether using loops is cheating. After all, using loops is undoubtedly more efficient than recording an instrumental from scratch. Below, we’ll dive into the debate so that you can determine if these tools are a good fit for your production style.

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What is Phase in Audio: Understanding the Basics

In this article, we'll go over the basics of audio phase, why it matters, and how to address phase issues in your productions.

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What is a DAW and Why You Need One

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!

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What Is An Audio Interface And Why You Need One

Read everything you need to know about audio interfaces, including how they work, how to set one up, and which one is best for you.

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How to Create the Ultimate Home Music Studio (From Redfin)

Colder weather is approaching, and the average American’s options for outdoor activities are beginning to dwindle. While winter recreation can be a blast, there’s truly no better time to hunker down and enjoy our favorite hobbies than from the comfort of your own home.

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Home Recording Studio Setup: The Essential Recording Equipment

Are you ready to build your home recording studio? We'll walk you through this process step by step so that you can record from home.

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How to Record a Song: A Beginner's Guide

Ready to learn how to record music? Here's a step-by-step guide to walk you through each stage of the recording process.

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The Dos And Don'ts Of Recording At Home

Knowing what to do when recording at home is often more clear than what not to do. But the dos and don’ts are equally important.

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