Part Two: Producer & Engineer Tim Palmer on the #MusicMadeMe Podcast

Check out the latest episode of our #MusicMadeMe Podcast! This week we have episode two of Amy Lombardi’s conversation with legendary engineer and producer Tim Palmer.

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A Modern Definition of Mastering for the Home Studio Producer [Part 2]

In Part Two of home studio guru Gary Gray’s series on mastering, we learn about the importance of LUFS, normalization and streaming in today’s production world.

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A Modern Definition of Mastering for the Home Studio Producer [Part 1]

In Part One of a two-part series, studio guru Gary Gray breaks down the high level view of mastering for today’s aspiring home studio engineer.

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Should You Master for Different Digital Platforms?

[Editor’s Note: This article was written by our friends at Sweetwater.] Your mix is slammin’, your band is smilin’, and you’re putting the final sheen on your final FINALmaster before you hand it off to TuneCore for distribution. There’s only one problem: the target loudness you used is YouTube’s, not Tidal’s, and your song may […]

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7 Reverb Mistakes That Will Destroy Your Mix

[Editors Note: This article was written by Rob Mayzes. Read Rob’s previous article on compression mistakes to avoid, too!] Today, you’ll learn about seven common reverb mistakes. When I first started mixing, I made all of these mistakes. It took me years to learn my lesson. So I’m sharing them with you so you can […]

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10 Compression Mistakes That Will Destroy Your Mixes

[Editors Note: This article was written by Rob Mayzes.] Over years of teaching others how to mix, I’ve noticed 10 compression mistakes come up time and time again. These common mistakes can ruin your mix if you don’t know how to avoid them. In this guide you’ll learn what these common compression mistakes are and how […]

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Mastering Isn’t a Dark Art, It’s Just Misunderstood

[Editor’s Note: This article was written by Steve Corrao, owner and chief engineer at Sage Audio in Nashville, TN.] Here at Sage Audio Mastering, we realize that for years, mastering has been viewed as ‘mysterious’. It has been described as a “Dark Art”, and some think of it as the “Wizard” behind the curtain. Most people […]

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Parallel Compression: A Powerful Technique in Music Production

[Editors Note: This article was written for the TuneCore Blog by our friends at SoundOnTime – a blog for music production enthusiasts.] In the world of music production, compression is a widely used technique. In order to raise the overall level of a certain signal to make particular elements pop out in the mix, it […]

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How To Write and Produce a Hit Song In 2018

[Editors Note: This article was written by Omar Zulfi of DeviantNoise.] Let’s be real – there’s not really a blueprint to writing a hit record. It’s an extremely tough thing to do. And of the thousands of songs put out every day, an extremely tiny amount manage to rise to the top. To be fair, […]

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How To Make Your Vocal Tracks POP

[Editors Note: This blog was written by our friends at Soundfly – learn more about their online course series and how you can get a discount at the bottom of this article!]   These days, producing your own demos essentially means the same thing as making a fully produced record of your song. It’s expected that your […]

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