Building a Home Studio On a Budget
[Editors Note: This article and infographic were compiled by Jonathan Biran of Catz Audio, an online pro audio magazine. Readers can head over to our “Complete Home Studio Guide” for more resources on getting theirs set up!] The field of audio engineering can be intimidating. The countless shiny buttons, the myriad of knobs and meters, […]
Studio Spotlight: The Record Co. Focuses on Access Over Profit in Boston
Boston, Massachusetts is home to over 250,000 college students. With institutions like Harvard, M.I.T., Berklee College of Music, Emerson, Boston College and a slew of others, it’s a given that you’d see plenty of artists and bands finding their legs in a major U.S. city – whether they’re undergrads meeting at a local party or show, […]
14 of the Most Commonly Confused Terms in Music and Audio
[Editors Note: This article was written by Brad Allen Williams and it originally appeared on the Flypaper Blog. Brad is a NYC-based guitarist, writer/composer, producer, and mixer.] Once upon a time, remixing a song meant actually redoing the mix. Many vintage consoles (some Neve 80-series, for example) have a button labeled “remix” that changes a few functions on the desk […]
Production: Creating the Perfect Bass Sound
[Editors Note: This bass production guide was written by our friends over at Point Blank London, and was originally featured on their site. Check it out here for audio samples and more.] Searching for the perfect bass patch can be an odious task. With such a plethora of synths and libraries out there, flicking through […]
Slapback Delay – A Must Have On Vocals & Guitars
[Editors Note: This is blog was written by Scott Wiggins and it originally appeared on his site, The Recording Solution, which is dedicated to helping producers, engineers and artists make better music from their home studios.] Slapback delay is a very common effect on tons of hit records. It’s really easy to set up! When […]
What is the Best Microphone for Recording Vocals? $3,000 vs. $100 Mics
[Editors Note: This is blog was written by Scott Wiggins and it originally appeared on his site, The Recording Solution, which is dedicated to helping producers, engineers and artists make better music from their home studios.] You may be asking yourself: What is the best microphone for recordings vocals? I want to ask you a few questions first. Does expensive […]
How To Get Your Audio Files Ready for Distribution
By Jacqueline Rosokoff Not too long ago we were on a formatting kick. We went over how to correctly enter your release information, and then we covered artwork, so now we’re talking audio, arguably your most important distribution asset. Stay with us as we tackle everything audio.
LANDR Jump-Starts with a Big Upgrade!
As you may have already heard through the news, our friends at LANDR made a huge step forward. Their growing team of visionary tech-wizzards has updated the algorithm that will make your masters sound better than ever – starting today. Masters with More Color, Clarity, and Focus This LANDR update marks a massive leap forward. […]
What Really Happens When You Master a Track?
[Editor’s Note: This blog is written by Steve Reble, and was originally featured on the LANDR Blog. LANDR’s Instant Mastering tool can help you fine-tune your next single, EP or album and is available through TuneCore before you distribute!] The challenge of home producing is that, what you want your audience to hear, is rarely what they will hear. When I […]
LANDR Instant Mastering: MixGenius & TuneCore Help Artists Polish the Sound of Their Music
[Editors Note: Hot off the heels of announcing our partnership with MixGenius, an intelligent audio technology company, Franck Nasso (Head of Sales & Communications at MixGenius), wrote this blog introducing LANDR Instant Mastering – TuneCore’s latest Artist Service.] Do you record your own music? Are you spending more money producing and mastering new music than you’re making? Here […]