Headphones Versus Monitors

Should You Mix on Monitors or Headphones?

"Should I mix on monitors or headphones?" One of the most asked questions in the music production world – especially if you are just starting out.

This guest-post from Nadav at Catzaudio helps answer this age-old question, and highlights the pros and cons of both options. He's interviewed many world-class DJs and producers such as The Chainsmokers, Vicetone, Cazzette & Laidback Luke to name but a few, so has some good sources to draw from. I chip in from time to time to give my opinion, and we both give some suggestions of available solutions...

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Modes Music Electronic Dance Music

Modes (and how to use them)

Spice up your music using the 7 different modes!

Using different “modes” can help your track really stand out from the generic scales used in most modern music. The video below explains what the different modes are and how to use them in your Digital Audio Workstation...

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mixing low end

How to Get a FAT Bottom End in Your Mix

Are you tired of weak, thin or muddy bass? Looking to get a powerful, fat bottom end in your mix (without the muddiness)? Here are my 4 best tips for mixing your low end...

There are few things as important as a solid low end in Electronic Dance Music. We want to make music that rocks the dance floor or shakes the stage, and the low end is the foundation of all dance music.

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How to Record

Recording Your Own Sounds at Home

Recording your own sounds at home can really make your tracks unique, as if everyone is using the same samples from the same packs, it stands to reason there are going to be similarities in the finished tracks, right?

But how do we go about recording sounds at home (properly)? Do we need to spend a lot of money on a decent microphone and acoustic treatment? Perhaps not...

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Jason Grishkoff

Seeking Feedback for Your Tracks (and Why it's Essential)

Have you ever asked your Mum (or your friends) what they think of your tracks?

I know I have…we all do… and there’s a time and a place for it (usually when we want to feel good!), but it won’t help us improve.

Why not? Well, unless your Mum is one cool cat, or your friends are bang into production as much as you, the chances are they simply don’t have the impartial ear of a fellow producer.

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developing your unique signature sound

10 Ways to Develop Your Unique Signature Sound

How do you stand out when there are SO many tracks being released each week? And you’re not even a professional producer yet?

Well, apart from high quality, the key is to develop your own, unique “signature sound”…the holy grail of music production!

In this post we take a look at:

1. What is a signature sound?
2. Why do you want one? 
3. How do you develop your own?

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