How To Set Up a Home Recording Studio: The Complete Guide

[Author: Jason Moss *]  Setting up a home recording studio can be overwhelming. How do you know what equipment to buy? Which software is best? How can you make sure everything will work together? Take a breath. This guide will walk you through the process, step by step. It contains everything you need to know, […]

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How Streaming Will Change the Sound of Pop Music

[Editors Note: This is a guest blog written by Jason Moss. Jason is an LA-based mixer, producer and engineer. His clients include Sabrina Carpenter, Madilyn Bailey, GIVERS and Dylan Owen. Check out his mixing tips at Behind The Speakers.] Last year, the U.S. music industry made more money from streaming than CDs or digital downloads. The times, […]

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5 Tips To Avoid Ruining Your Mix With Muddy Sound

[Editors Note: This article was written by Scott Parsons and was originally featured on the LANDR Blog, of which he is the editor of! Make to check out LANDR Instant Mastering for an afford way to polish your new tunes.] Just like Moms say: ‘leave the mud outside.’ A muddy mix sounds bad. If there’s mud […]

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5 Tips For Quality Home Recordings

[Editors Note: This is a guest blog written by Joey Strugis. Producer, mixer, recording engineer, programmer, writer, performer – Sturgis is multi-talented, and for a full decade he has brought these powers to bear on nouveau strains of metalcore, post-hardcore, electronicore, and more, shaping a revolutionary new wave of hard music.] 1. Fix your listening space Recording, […]

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4 Reasons Why All Musicians Should Know Basic Recording and Mixing Techniques

[Editors Note: This is article is by Belinda Huang and it originally appeared on the Sonicbids Blog. On top of being a contributing writer for Sonicbids and The Berklee Groove, Belinda is also a production & engineering major at Berklee College of Music.] The process of recording music can seem quite daunting, and in many ways it is, […]

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5 Tips for Cherry-Picking a Professional Mastering Studio

By Dwight Brown Mastering enhances the OVERALL sound of your music. Professional mastering can give your tunes the same high-quality sound that big labels get for their recordings, priming them for downloads, streaming, radio play… According to Jeff Strong’s guide Home Recording For Musicians For Dummies, which has a chapter called Hiring a Professional Mastering […]

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6 Tips For Mastering Live Music

by Dwight Brown The gig was magic. The audience ate it up. You want to save that moment and pass it on in a single, EP or album. So, how do you capture the magic of a live performance and transfer it to tracks that will have that ‘feels-like-it’s-live’ sound? Master the music before you […]

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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. […]

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10 Totally Uncommon Ways to Better Your Mixes

[Editors Note: This article is written by Sacha-Léo Shenkier and it was originally featured on the LANDR Blog. Polish your tracks instantly and affordably with LANDR Instant Mastering!] Think Like a Listener In the era of modern editing and correction tools, infinite tracks, and no outside-world time constraints, it’s super-easy to get carried away and disappear down […]

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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 […]

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