Effects are important in audio processing because they allow us to improve our audio and get it to a standard we want it at. One of the popular effects used in many arenas of audio engineering is delay. Delay is the echo-like effect that sounds more like a repetition of the original signal on which… Continue reading What Is Pre-delay?
Frequency is an important aspect of any kind of audio production. I work in music production so I’m mostly dealing with instruments and vocals. This usually involves going through individual mix elements to make sure that they’re in the right frequency range. It therefore pays to have an understanding of various elements and their frequency… Continue reading What Frequency Range Are Vocals?
We often hear a lot of terms used when people are talking about the sonic qualities of audio. For example, you’ve heard the term “warmth” being used to describe the properties of a mix. This warmth is a usually a result of applying saturation which is a tool that is responsible for adding harmonic content… Continue reading What Are The Muddy Frequencies?
Bass is one element of music that is cardinal. Without bass, we end up with a record sounding light when it should be sounding heavy. If you’re a trap hip-hop producer I’m going to teach you how to mix trap bass so you level up your own skills and make better beats. Bass in general… Continue reading How Do You Mix Trap Bass?
Now more than ever, there are various Digital Audio Workstations out there. All you have to do is pick the one that suits you best and go on with your work. Audacity is probably a name that you’ve come across if you’ve done your homework on digital audio workstations. If you haven’t, you possibly pick… Continue reading Is Audacity A DAW?
There are various Digital Audio Workstations out there and it pays to know which ones are the best for specific tasks. Mixing for example is an all involving process that requires a deep attention to detail whilst working in a digital audio workstation that allows us to carry out your mixing processes with relative ease.… Continue reading Is Pro Tools The Best DAW For Mixing?
In dealing with music production, concepts like loudness and volume mean more than what the average person thinks. This website covers a lot of topics surrounding mixing and mastering and their relationship to loudness. But one thing I haven’t covered is beats/instrumentals and loudness. I wrote this post to therefore discuss how loud is too… Continue reading How Loud Is Too Loud For Beats?
Music production and sound engineering are two of the most valuable skills out there. Music production involves recording, mixing and mastering. This post will focus on mastering. I will do my best to provide some career advice for people looking to learn mastering. Even more specifically those that are not sure about how long its… Continue reading How Long Does It Take To Get Good At Mastering?
After we record a song, the next step is obviously sitting down to edit the tracks in order to ensure that we use good takes. In the editing phase we are also looking to spot mistakes in word pronunciation, recording errors and many other things. Once we are done with the process of editing, we… Continue reading What Is A Mix-down?
Digital Audio Workstations are different by design and it pays to have a good understanding of the one you wish to use in your process of sound engineering or sound/audio reproduction of any sort. One Digital Audio Workstation that is widely known and popularly used in audio engineering is called Pro Tools. Pro Tools is… Continue reading How Long Does It Take To Master Pro Tools?