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Recording, Strategies, Theory, All

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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Recording, Strategies, Theory, All

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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Recording, Strategies, Theory, All

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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Mixing, Recording, Strategies, All

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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Production, Strategies, All

How to Master an Album

Mastering An Album Doesn't Need To Be Complicated. Come Dive In With Us As We Answer Your Most Important Questions Regarding Album Mastering.

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Production, Strategies, Theory, All

Create Visuals for YouTube with Metagroove

Music streaming services have completely changed the way we listen to and discover music. We’ve grown from having a limited selection of albums and songs at our local record shop to having the world’s musical discography at our fingertips. It’s very impressive.

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Mixing, Recording, Strategies, All

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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Marketing, Production, Strategies, All

How To Make Money on Your Music without Touring

Artists have to get creative nowadays to earn a living from their musical passions. And with the world on hold, getting in front of paying ears is no longer as easy as booking a tour.

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Songwriting, Strategies, Tools, All

Tips on Overcoming Writer’s Block

Writer’s block is an inevitable symptom of working in a creative field. Presented in a variety of magnitudes, it’s a condition that affects even the most capable producers. Identifying and understanding your writer’s block is the first step to controlling it.

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Production, Strategies, All

808 Bass Tutorials From Content Creators

The 808 has come a long way, from the original Roland TR-808’s from the ’80s to the endless selection of 808’s you hear across many genres in modern music. Whether you’re listening to music through a streaming service or the radio, the 808 can’t be missing when it comes to rap & hip-hop.

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Marketing, Strategies, All

I Went From 0 to 10k Monthly Listeners On Spotify: Here’s What I Learned

Nowadays, just about anyone can get their music up on Spotify. With distribution being easier than ever, getting your songs up on a major platform is only a click away. While it’s great that the barrier to entry as a musician has been significantly reduced, it can be much more challenging to stand out amongst an oversaturated market.

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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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Marketing, Strategies, All

How to Promote Your Music with Zero Budget

We once lived in a reality where a band or musical artist would have very slim chances of ever ‘making it’ or gaining true fans without being wealthy or without the help of a major label. Now, musicians are free to explore their sonic creativity and gain a following for little to no money at all. How is this possible? Keep reading to learn about several ways that you can grow your fanbase without selling your soul or breaking the bank.

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Production, Strategies, All

7 Lessons Timbaland Taught Me

I have to ‘fess up; it was only recently that I started learning about Timbaland’s massive output of work and his influence on pop music over the last couple of decades. I mean, I knew who he was. I was aware that the Timbaland name was associated with some big hits. But his work and my musical orbit never really crossed paths in any meaningful way.

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Marketing, Strategies, All

10 Tips To Stand Out In The SoundCloud Crowd

SoundCloud is one of the best (and often under-utilized) social media resources for musicians and artists. As well as being a handy place to host your music for showcasing, SoundCloud gives independent artists many tools to promote their music online.

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Mixing, Production, Strategies, All

Music Mixing: Getting Prepared For A Mix

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.

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Mixing, Production, Strategies, All

Should You Mix While Producing?

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.

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eMastered Is Hiring!

eMastered is an audio technology company started by Grammy Winners. We build products and services for music creators leveraging Artificial Intelligence and other cutting edge technologies to deliver beautiful products people rely on and love. Our entire team has had extensive careers as professional artists, producers and engineers, and we’re passionate about making products we ourselves would like to use.

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Why Giving up on Music is a Really Bad Idea

Are you thinking of giving up on music? Read this first before you make any rash decisions.

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