What Are VST Plugins and How Can They Boost Your Creativity?

VST plugins are a common feature in the music world and have become part and parcel of producing music. In this article we learn more about VST plugins and explore the different ways that they can help boost your creativity while making music.

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Closing Corporate Clients: A Home Studio Owner’s Guide [Part 2]

In Part 2, producer/arranger/engineer Gary Gray educates home studio owners on the importance of understanding different buyer types and how to close.

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Closing Corporate Clients: A Home Studio Owner’s Guide [Part 1]

In Part 1 of another two part piece on home engineering & production, Gary Gray gets back to basics on what’s truly possible from the comforts of a home studio.

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Producing Tracks For Licensing – How To Raise Your Odds For Success [Part 2]

In the second installment of another two-part series, home recording extraordinaire Gary Gray breaks down some tips for production with licensing in mind!

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Producing Tracks For Licensing – How To Raise Your Odds For Success [Part 1]

In the first installment of another two-part series, home recording extraordinaire Gary Gray breaks down some tips for production with licensing in mind!

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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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