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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Home Recording: How To Master EQ

Scott Wiggins schools home audio engineers on the values of EQ and how to utilize it for the best mixes possible.

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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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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 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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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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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, […]

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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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Mix Buss Compression Made Easy!

[Author: Scott Wiggins *]   How many of you are completely terrified of doing anything to the mix buss, aka “stereo buss” “2 buss”? It is real easy to mess up an entire mix with too much processing, in particular, mix buss compression. Over the years of searching the internet creeping on my favorite mixers […]

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