Figuring out how much you should charge for music production can be difficult for someone that hasn’t had much experience in the music business. This is also true for people that just find it hard to set a standard price for these kinds of services. How much you’ll charge for music production will depend on […]
Does Audio Engineering Require Math?
Audio engineers are responsible for some of the great chart topping songs in the world at any moment. For the newbie figuring out whether this field is the right career path raises a lot of questions. One question in particularly that I encounter a lot with aspiring audio engineers is; “Does Audio Engineering Require Math?” […]
Is Linux Good For Music Production?
Linux is an open-source operating system based on Linux kernel which is an operating system kernel first released on the 17th of September, 1991. One of the most frequently asked questions online by most producers is: “is linux good for music production?” A few years ago, I would not have recommended Linux for music production […]
How To Prepare Audio Files For Mixing (Pro Tips)
As a music producer, it is your duty to understand how to have your files ready for mixing. Technology has made things pretty easy as far as collaboration goes. You don’t really need to travel to record a song with somebody. You can easily record in different places and exchange the files via email or […]
How To Analyze Musical Compositions (Full Guide)
The ability to analyze music can help you have a deeper understanding into musical compositions. A lot goes into making music, it goes beyond thought process because music doesn’t necessarily follow a specific route when it is composed. There are some general rules that exist but they usually fall by the way side when the […]
Should You Normalize Audio Before Mixing? (Find Out Now!)
Normalizing audio simply refers to the process of applying a constant amount of gain to audio in order to increase the amplitude to a target level. In simpler terms, when you normalize an audio track, the samples in the file move up by the same amount, so that the highest sample value becomes 0 db […]
Is Beat Making A Skill Or Talent?
Beat Making is an art form that has become so popular in this day and age due to the emergence of new beat makers that are having their fair share of the spotlight thanks to the internet. One of the reoccurring question that comes up in most music production forums is: “Is Beat Making A […]
What Is A Stem In Audio Mixing?
In audio mixing and mastering, stems are very important because they make processing very easy. For the newbie, knowing and understanding what a stem is may seem difficult. But not to worry, this post has you covered. So, What is a Stem in Audio Mixing? A stem in audio mixing is the singled out individual […]
What Is A Bus In Audio Mixing?
If you’re a person that’s been in music production for a reasonable amount of time you’ve probably come across the term “bus”. In Audio mixing, a bus is basically a signal path to which several individual audio tracks can be assigned so they can be manipulated as a group. This can be done either physically […]
What Does “FFFF” Mean in Music?
If you have some orchestra music experience you’ve obviously come across the “FFFF” inscription and may wonder what it actually means. In orchestra music, there exist what are called dynamics in relation to a piece of music. They are basically the difference between notes or phrases. So then, what does FFFF mean in music? The […]