Learning to gain stage sounds boring BUT…it’s VERY quick to learn (and super important!). It can get you better mixes in just a few minutes.
Spend a few minutes learning how to gain stage properly, and it will pay HUGE dividends in the quality of your productions.
And don’t worry…It’s simpler than it sounds:
One of the most important skills to learning music production is the art of layering different sounds. In fact, one could say that this is THE skill – regardless of genre.
An orchestra involves layer complimentary sounds, as does a band, and it's certainly the case when it comes to Electronic Dance Music production. Think about it for a second, the kick layers under the snare, the synth on the bass, and the effects on top of everything else...
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 2020.
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...