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Mixing, Production, Tools, All

What is Noise Gate

Looking To Get A Crisper And Cleaner Mix Now? Come Dive In With Us As We Explore The Ins, Outs, And Main Controls Found On A Noise Gate.

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Production, All

What is an 808

Wondering what an 808 is and how you might use it? Read this detailed post to learn all you need to know about 808s.

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Recording, All

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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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, Recording, Songwriting, Tools, All

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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Production, Recording, Tools, All

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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Production, Recording, Strategies, Tools, All

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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Production, Tools, All

How to Find Free Audio Samples

Tired of searching for the perfect samples for your music only to find that they cost an arm and a leg? Check out this article to read all about the best sites to find free samples in 2021.

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Marketing, Production, Tools, All

Spotify For Artists: How To Amplify Your Profile

Like it or not, streaming is here to stay. Wherever you stand in the widely discussed issue of royalties, making your music available for streaming is a great way to connect with new fans and grow your audience worldwide.

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Marketing, Tools, All

How To Create Your Own Album Artwork For Free With Canva

Between music, graphics, and marketing, an Artist has a lot to consider while running their project. You can’t expect an expert producer—one who might clock 50 hour weeks in the studio or have another full-time job to double as an expert in Photoshop. Luckily, free tools are available on the internet to help musicians create captivating album artwork, such as Canva.

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Tools, All

3 Ways To Convert WAV Files To MP3s

MP3 is a file format for compressed audio. Its compression scheme is considered “lossy” (in that there’s a measurable quality loss in the MP3 compression process). However, over the years, MP3 audio quality has improved, and it remains one of the foremost commercial audio formats.

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Production, Tools, All

Using A Vocoder For More Than Vocals

Vocoders are one of the best tools to give your mix an elevated electronic feel instantly. Luckily, these plugins often come with DAWs, or at the very least, can be purchased at a super affordable price.

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Production, Tools, All

How To Use Kick Plugins to Make Better Kick Drums

Have you ever listened to a song and thought to yourself, “this is the best kick drum sound I have ever heard?” When Led Zeppelin and the engineer Andy John recorded “When The Levee Breaks,” they did so in a cavernous setting using a set of Beyerdynamic M160 ribbon microphones which they positioned from the stairwell overlooking Bonham’s drums. That was 1971.

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Mixing, Production, Recording, Tools

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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Recording, Tools, All

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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Marketing, Tools, All

eMastered Review: 8 Content Creators Give Their Thoughts

eMastered has been around for quite a while now, and over the years our initial goal of using online mastering to help musicians make music more affordably and effectively has been a resounding success.

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Marketing, Tools, All

eMastered Reviews: Thoughts From 6 Of Music's Brightest Stars

eMastered has been around for quite a while now, and over the years our initial goal of using online mastering to help musicians make music more affordably and effectively has been a resounding success. As our company has grown so too has our support within the music industry, and we’ve been fortunate to have some of the biggest names in music join our family.

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Production, Tools, All

8 DAW Programs Perfect For The Home Producer

I’m all about cheap and good, doing things affordably and efficiently. And when it comes to choosing a DAW (digital audio workstation), I don’t have to compromise.

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Recording, Tools, All

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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