We all want wide, clear, punchy mixes. Here are my top 10 ways for achieving super-wide stereo width in an easy to understand, step-by-step tutorial.
Stereo width is super-important when it comes to a pro-sounding mix, and there are a few tools at our disposal. This video goes through my ten favourite techniques, and how to to use them. In this video, we cover...
If you want to get your music out to the world (or make a living from it), learn from someone who's already doing it.
I recently interviewed Grammy-shortlisted UK producer “Lempo” of Applique Music (A.K.A Mike McGuinness) about what it takes to succeed in the music industry. He's supported artists such as Hardwell, Skrillex, Calvin Harris, Disclosure, Steve Aoki, The Prodigy, DJs all over the world, has music synced to television and often tops the download charts.
Learning how to sidechain properly is a production technique that can just up the quality of all your tracks, and in this post, we walk through four techniques to achieve similar results.
Sidechain compression is a technique that’s found its way into pretty much EVERY dance track in the world – in all genres – and for VERY good reason.
MASTER A SONG in 7 simple steps, in your bedroom. FULLER, FATTER, LOUDER & MORE CLEAR!
Mastering is the final, essential stage in music production, and is considered a dark art by some. It's where a track is polished, taking it up to radio / club / festival quality. We want it loud, clear, fat and wide without distortion.
Audio compression is ESSENTIAL in producing and mixing world-class music (of any genre, but particularly EDM genres), and alongside volume and equalisation (and our ears), compressors are arguably one of the most important mixing tools we have at our disposal.
In this post, I explain all the core controls that decent compressors have (Threshold, Ratio, Attack, Release, Output Gain and Knee), and how they work, and then go through 4 examples of why, where and how you might want to compress...
This step-by-step guide will help you achieve the success you really want with your music production in 2018.
The beginning of a new year is an exciting time…no doubt. There’s always a certain tingling anticipation about what we’re about to embark on, and rightly so...
We’re all looking for the secret to amazing mixes; a silver bullet that makes them pop. No more mud; clear mids, deep lows and crisp, shiny highs. Mixing in mono might not be silver bullet, but it's a damn good place to start.
We all know how ESSENTIAL a great mix is if we want our tracks playing alongside those by our favourite producers, or released on our favourite labels.
"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...
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...