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Sub-Bass: The Complete Beginner's Guide

Master the art of sub-bass in your tracks with our detailed beginner's guide, from selecting the right sounds to layering and mixing.

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Trap Drum Patterns: The Ultimate Guide

Learn how to create trap drum patterns that stand out, from basic sample selection to advanced processing techniques.

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Additive vs. Subtractive Synthesis: What's the Difference

Come explore the key differences between additive vs. subtractive synthesis and how they shape sounds in music production!

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How to Balance All the Elements for a Perfect Mix

Learn how to balance the different elements of a track to achieve the perfect mix!

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Music Distribution: All You Need to Know About It

Understanding music distribution is essential for any modern musician. Here is everything you need to know about digital music distribution.

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What is Chance Music?

Learn more about the world of chance music, from John Cage's experiments to modern film scores, and how randomness can enrich composition.

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Why You Hate Your Own Voice & How to Overcome It

Do you cringe at the sound of your own voice? Learn effective strategies to embrace and improve your vocal perception in our in-depth guide.

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Reese Bass: What It Is & How to Make One

Come explore the secrets of Reese Bass and master the art of creating your own, just like the many early jungle producers of the day!

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What is Phonk Music: All You Need to Know

Discover the hypnotic beats and raw energy of one of the fastest-growing genres of music - Phonk. Dive into its unique underground culture now!

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Song Structure: The Ultimate Guide (With Examples)

Understanding song structure is essential for every musician. Here's what you need to know alongside some basic song structure examples.

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Recording, Theory, All

9 Pro Tips for Recording Rap Vocals

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

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Dynamic EQ Sidechaining: All You Need to Know

Sidechaining EQ can give you more control over the compression in your mix. Here is how to use this technique in your mixes.

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Mixing Jazz Music: 13 Proven Tips & Techniques

Master the art of mixing jazz with our 13 proven tips & techniques, and learn how to bring out the soul and swing in every track you touch.

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The Power of LCR Panning: A Beginner's Guide

LCR panning is a mixing technique with classic roots that continues to shine today. Here's how to use LCR mixing in your next song.

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Mixing With a Subwoofer: Do You Really Need It?

Come explore the pros and cons of mixing with a subwoofer in your studio setup and discover if it's essential for your needs.

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What is Upward Compression

Wondering what upward compression is when to use it? Read this beginner-friendly guide to learn all about it!

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Drum Panning: A Beginner's Guide

Come dig into the secrets of drum panning with our beginner's guide and learn how to create more dynamic mixes across the board!

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Using Object Writing for Amazing Lyrics Composition

Object writing is an effective songwriting technique that will transform the way you create. Here's how to start writing.

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Headphones vs. Monitors: Which One to Use for Mixing

Discover the pros and cons of mixing with headphones vs. studio monitors and why using both might be the best approach for perfect mixes!

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Mixing Low End: 10 Pro Tips

Come dive in and learn how to mix the low-end like a pro with these top-tier EQ, compression, and saturation tips and techniques.

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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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Mixing Piano: 6 Pro Tips for a Perfect Tone

Get the best results when mixing piano with these top 6 tips! Learn how to use EQ, compression, and reverb like a pro.

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Audio Saturation: What it is & How it can Improve Your Mix

Unlock the power of audio saturation! Learn how this effect can enhance your music, and add warmth, depth, and character to your mix.

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How to End a Song: 11 Pro Ideas for the Perfect Outro

The ending of a song leaves the final impression on your listeners. Here is how to ensure your song outro leaves an impact.

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Mixing Acoustic Guitar: The Absolute Beginner's Guide

Get the best sound possible from your acoustic guitar with our complete beginner’s guide to mixing acoustic guitar. Learn how to use EQ, compression, and more.

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Dynamic EQ vs. Multiband Compressor: What's the Difference

What is the difference between a multiband compressor and a dynamic EQ? Come with us as we explore the differences, pros, cons, and best uses.

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Changing Time Signatures: A Step by Step Guide

Changing time signatures is a great way to create interest in your pieces. We'll teach you how to move from one time signature to another in this how-to guide.

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Drum Compression: A Beginner's Guide

Learn how to compress drums like the pros in this drum compression guide for beginners. Explore the best settings, tips, and techniques used by top engineers.

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What is VCA & How it Differs from Sub-Groups

Confused about VCAs versus subgroups? This article unravels the mysteries of VCA faders, how to set them up in your DAW, and when to use them.

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Soft Clipping: The Ultimate Guide

Soft clipping: what is it, where can you get it, and how can you use it? Find out everything you need to know in our ultimate guide to soft clipping.

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What is a Reference Track & How to Use It?

Learn how to effectively incorporate reference tracks into your production, mixing, and mastering processes to make more professional sounding music.

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What is Automation in Music?

Wondering what is automation in music and how it works? Read this beginner-friendly guide to learn all about music automation!

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Frequency Masking: All You Need to Know About It

Frequency masking can easily overpower your mix, producing a muddy, unprofessional sound. Here's how to avoid masking in your mix.

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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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How to Clean Up Audio & Remove Background Noise

Wondering how to clean up your audio and remove background noise? Read this detailed guide to learn just how to do that!

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Glitch Music: The Complete Beginner's Guide

Dive into the chaotic world of glitch music with our comprehensive beginner's guide. Explore the fringe side of music and learn how to craft your own!

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How to EQ Bass for a Perfect Mix

Unsure how to EQ bass? Come with us as we teach you the art of bass EQ so you can take your mixes to a professional level.

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Gain Staging: The Complete Beginner's Guide

Gain staging is one of the most important parts of the audio production process. Here's what you need to know to gain stage properly.

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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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What is Bit Depth in Audio?

What exactly is bit depth in digital audio? We'll explain everything you need to know about conversion from an analog signal to a digital signal in this guide.

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How to Make Ambient Music

Learning how to make ambient music is easier than you might expect. Here's exactly how to build evolving atmospheres in your digital audio workstation.

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Bass Compression: The Definitive Guide

Want to know how to lock in that glorious low end like the pros? Learn how to use bass compression like a pro with our ultimate guide!

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What is a Low Pass Filter & How to Use it in Mixing?

Wondering what a low pass filter and how it can help with your mix? Read this detailed guide to learn all about low-pass filters.

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Haas Effect: What it is & How to Use it in Mixing

Learn more about the Haas Effect and how you can use it to level up your mixing skills with our comprehensive guide!

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EQ or Compression: Which Comes First?

Which comes first: EQ or compression? Care to know what is considered a better choice? Learn by taking the relevant options & scenarios into account.

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What is a Transient in Music Production?

Wondering what a transient is in music production? Read this detailed guide to learn all about transients.

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Distortion vs. Overdrive: What's the Difference

Overdrive and distortion are essential guitar effects. But what's the difference between them? Find out all you need to know in this comprehensive guide.

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What is Noise Floor?

What is the noise floor and how can it negatively impact my recordings? Come with us as we go on a quest for pristine sound quality!

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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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Understanding the Difference Between Auxes and Buses

Confused about the difference between auxes and buses? Learn everything you need to know about auxiliary buses and signal flow in this complete guide.

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Dynamic vs. Condenser Microphones: Know the Difference

Want to understand the differences between dynamic vs condenser microphones? We've got you covered.

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What are Harmonics?

Come learn all their is to know about harmonics and how you can use them in mixing and music production to enhance the sound of your tracks.

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What is Audio Ducking & How to Use it in Music?

Want to know what audio ducking is and how to use it in your music? Read this beginner-friendly guide to find out.

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Remastering Songs: What It Means & How to Do It

What does remastered mean in songs? We'll explain everything you need to know about updating the original master tapes.

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Reverb on Vocals: When & How to Use It?

What exactly is reverb on vocals? We'll detail everything you need to know about using this effect on voice tracks in this comprehensive guide.

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Understanding Sample Rate in Audio

Not sure what sample rate for audio to use? In this guide, we'll break down everything you need to know about sample rates.

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Over-Compression: What It Is & How to Avoid It

Over-compression can make your mixes sound dull and lifeless. Learn how to avoid making this rookie mistake in our in depth article on over-compression.

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What is Spring Reverb & How Does It Work?

Discover the magic of Spring Reverb and unravel its secrets. Learn all about how this iconic reverb effect came to be and how you can use it in your music.

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What is a Scratch Track?

What is a scratch track? Let’s explore why you might consider implementing scratch tracks into your production process for better mixes.

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True Peak: The Complete Beginner's Guide

We're here to demystify true peak metering and limiting. Learn how to keep your mixes in your digital system in check.

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Limiter vs. Compressor: All You Need to Know

Discover the key differences between limiters and compressors and gain comprehensive knowledge on their functionalities and applications.

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How to Make an EPK for Your Music (With Examples & Templates)

Every musician needs to know how to make an EPK. Here's exactly what your EPK needs and how to build one from scratch.

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How to Change the Key of a Song

Do you want to learn how to change the key of a song? We'll walk you through the entire process in this comprehensive guide.

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14 Rap Rhyme Schemes Every Rapper Should Know

Master the art of rap and unlock your lyrical potential with these 14 essential rhyme schemes that every rapper should know.

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Can Anyone Learn How to Sing at Any Age?

Are you itching to learn how to sing? Here is exactly how anyone can improve their vocal ability.

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How to Copyright a Song: The Complete Guide

Learning how to copyright a song is essential learning for any musician. Here's exactly how to copyright your music and earn royalties.

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Understanding Triplets in Music 

Discover the history and theory behind triplets, the most popular rhythmic variation nowadays. Learn how to write different triplet notation, count different triplets, and how to apply them to your compositions.

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Atonal Harmony: The Complete Beginner's Guide

Want to learn the principles of atonal harmony? Read and learn about it, taking different genres and the historical context into account!

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How to Mix Hi-Hats: The Complete Guide

Learning how to mix hi hats doesn't have to be intimidating. Use this guide to help your hats shine in your mix.

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Mixing in Surround: The Ultimate Guide

Surround sound mixing is becoming more commonplace than ever. Here's everything you need to know to start a surround mix.

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Serial Compression: The Ultimate Guide

You've heard of parallel compression, but what about serial compression? We'll decode this nifty technique in our comprehensive guide.

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Creating Soundscapes: The Complete Beginner's Guide

Come explore the intricate the world of soundscape creation, as we look at its many applications and how you can get started creating your own.

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What is Aftertouch and How to Use It?

Aftertouch is an often-overlooked aspect of MIDI performance and recording. Learn what it is and how you can use it to elevate your music production.

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How to Release a Single in 2024

Wondering how to release a single? Here's our step-by-step guide on how to do just that!

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10 Pro Techniques & Tips for Sound Design Techniques

The world of sound design is fast. Come dive in and check out our top 10 sound design tips and techniques to begin creating more interesting custom sounds.

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NFTs In Music: All You Need to Know

Thinking about creating or investing in a music NFT? Learn everything you need to know about this emerging market for music creators in our in-depth guide.

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Patterns in Music: What They Are & How to Use Them

Wondering what are patterns in music and how to use them? Read this detailed guide to learn everything about musical patterns.

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What is Reverse Reverb

Care to know about reverse reverb? Read and learn, considering many aspects, Delve deeper into the acoustic concepts too!

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8 Pro Tips for Mixing Kick Drums

Does your kick drum sound flat and lifeless? Come check out our 8 pro tips for mixing kick drums to get your mix sounding punchy and professional!

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Diatonic Scale: The Complete Beginner's Guide

Want to learn about diatonic scales? Care to delve into other concepts too? Read and learn through this comprehensive take!

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How to Prevent Ear Fatigue While Producing Music

Ear fatigue can be detrimental to your work as a music producer. Learn how to prevent short- and long-term effects of ear fatigue as you work.

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What is Tonal Balance in Mixing and Mastering?

Care to know what is tonal balance in mixing and mastering? Check out this multi-angle approach! Read about the experience-based best practices & advices!

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How Do Speakers Work?

How do speakers work? Learn how speakers recreate sound in this in-depth and entertaining article.

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What is Indie Music?

Explore Indie Music: Origins, Traits, and Cultural Impact in Today's Music Scene.

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How to Make House Music

Interested in learning how to make house music? Read about the best learning options and prospects. Check out the approaches which guarantee success!

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How to Make LoFi Music

Looking to create your own laid-back vibes to chill and study to? Discover how to make lofi music with our easy guide.

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How to Add Lyrics to Spotify

Want to get lyrics on Spotify? Read about the best options available. Check out the approaches taken and what they're offering.

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Stereophonic Sound: All You Need to Know About It

Stereophonic sound revolutionized the way we experience art. Here's how it came to be and what it means for your music.

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How To Become A Rapper

Want to become a rapper? This in-depth guide walks you through the steps you'll need to take, from beginner to thriving independent rap artist and beyond!

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What Is A Refrain In Music

What is a refrain in music? Discover the meaning of this old musical term, and how to incorporate it in your writing to create better songs.

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What is a Bar in Music?

Want to understand the different bar lines in music? You've come to the right place!

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What is a Vocal Chain & How to Create One?

Ready to build an effective vocal chain? Here is your vocal tracking blueprint.

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What is Pitch in Music?

Want to unlock secrets behind pitch in music? Here is everything you need to know to perform proper pitch.

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Understanding Bitrate In Music

Understanding audio bitrate is essential to preserving the quality of your music. Use our audio bitrate 101 guide to help you prioritize better audio quality in your recordings.

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Best Free VU Meter Plugins

In search of a versatile free VU meter plugin? Read about some of the best ones out there! Check out their features. Learn what makes them unique.

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What is a Riff in Music

Wondering what defines a musical riff? Read about the riff within the context of historical and contemporary genres. Check out some iconic examples!

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What is Treble in Music?

So, what is treble in music? We'll teach you everything you need to know about the third and highest range of the frequency spectrum.

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What is Form in Music?

Musical form dictates the way we build past and present compositions. Use these principles to build your next musical composition.

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What is Tone in Music?

Unpacking different tones in music is key to increasing your musicality. Here is all the music theory you'll need to understand each tone pitch.

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Understanding the Musical Staff: What You Need to Know

The musical staff is your gateway to decoding any piece of music. Here's your guide to understanding it.

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