Mixing & Mastering

How to Get Analogue Warmth in Your Home Recordings

In a world of over-compressed music, many artists want to add old-school analog warmth to their home recordings.Analog sound is not just a relic of the past. With the right gear and techniques, you can give your home...

Essential Studio Monitoring Tips for Home Recordists

Whether you're recording demos in your bedroom or crafting full productions in a home studio, proper studio monitoring is essential for achieving professional results.As any experienced engineer will tell you, what you hear through your monitors deeply impacts the...

Stem Mastering: Working with Individual Mix Components

If you're a music producer or mixer, you may have heard about stem mastering but aren't quite sure what it is or how it works. In this post, we'll break down the ins and outs of stem mastering so you...

Stereo widening techniques with Panning and Delay

Today we’re diving into some killer stereo widening techniques to widen your stereo image using basic tools like panning and delay. Grab your favorite beverage, and let’s get into it!Why Widen Your Stereo Image?Before we get into the techniques,...

How to Add Punch to Your Mix with Parallel Compression

If your mixes are sounding a bit lackluster and you want to give them more power and presence, parallel compression just might be the secret sauce you’re looking for.Parallel compression, sometimes called New York compression, is a technique where...

10 Common Compression Mistakes To Avoid

Compression is one of the most useful but commonly misused tools in mixing. A perfectly dialed-in compressor can add punch, glue, and excitement to tracks. But use it wrong, and you’ll ruin your dynamics, flatten transients, and suck the...

Home vs Pro Mastering – Can You Master Well at Home?

So you’ve finished mixing your tracks and now you’re wondering - should I master these myself or hire a professional mastering engineer? It’s an important question. Mastering is the final creative step before releasing your music to the world, so...

Analog vs Digital Mastering: Pros and Cons

Should you use analog hardware or digital plugins when mastering? This is a hotly debated topic.Purists insist that analog gear imparts unparalleled warmth and depth. But supporters of digital processing point to the precision, flexibility, and convenience of plugins.So...

Mastering for Vinyl: Best Practices for the Analog Format

With vinyl sales on a steady rise, more artists and labels are preparing their music for release on this nostalgic analog format. However, mastering for vinyl requires a different approach compared to digital formats. The unique technical characteristics of records...

The ABCs of Mastering for Streaming Platforms

Ready to make your music sound stellar on all those popular streaming platforms out there?With giants like Spotify, Apple Music, and YouTube reigning over the music landscape, you're going to need to become a wizard at mastering your music...
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