“Fundamental Frequencies”: What They Have to Do With Recording a Great Track
When choosing instruments and how you’ll play them, keep in mind
their “fundamental frequencies” — the frequencies they most often emit.
If you’ve got drums, bass, piano, and guitar, you can’t have all of
them playing in the lower register. Things will get muddy. The track
will be too bassy. You need variety in the frequencies.
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.View Post
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 […]View Post
5 Tips For Going Into the Recording Studio Prepared
[Editors Note: This article was written by Dan Reifsnyder, a Grammy-nominated songwriter, and it originally appeared on the Flypaper, the Soundfly Blog.] It’s a fact of life in the world of music that somehow, someday, you will have to record. Whether that means going into a fancy, high-budget studio, or pressing record on a four-track […]View Post
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 […]View Post
Why You Shouldn’t Go Into Debt Over Your Music
[Editors Note: This article was written by Patrick McGuire.] The phrase “it takes money to make money” applies to lots of ventures, and music is no exception. But while it might be tempting to put the tab for your next album or tour on your credit card, you might want to think twice about […]View Post
4 Tips For Saving Money on Studio Time
[Editors Note: This article was written by Hugh McIntyre.] Writing great music takes a long time, but recording it is what can really hurt a band, as it can require every dollar a group has to their name. Recording a song or an album in a bedroom is a possibility for some acts, but […]View Post