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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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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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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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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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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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Every Audio Effect Explained

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.

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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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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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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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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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The Difference Between Types Of Noise

Is your refrigerator running? No, this isn’t a poorly-delivered April fools joke. Your fridge is one of many real-world examples of noise right in your own home. But why are there so many kinds of noise, and how do you differentiate between them? Continue reading to learn about the wonderful world of noise!

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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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A Beginner’s Guide To Home Studio Acoustic Treatment

Acoustic treatment can seem daunting, especially if you’ve just started recording at home. What can you use for treatment? Where in the room do you put it? And how do you know if your recording space even needs treatment?

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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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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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