Mixing is a delicate job that requires some precision in order to carry it out well. Therefore, ìts only right that one get the right gear to help them achieve this. One question I recently got from a kid trying to get into music production is ; “are gaming headphones OK for mixing?” This question […]
What Is dB In Music?
Sound is a very deep topic and one of key facets of music production. To know how to make good music in general, you need to have more than a good idea about music. You need to dig deeper and understand sound to a foundational degree. This not only makes you more equipped to handle […]
What Does 52db Sound Like?
To measure the intensity of a sound, a measurement is needed that is able to provide us with quantifiable data that can be compared and contrasted. For example, A chainsaw may sound louder or quieter from one person to another depending on their hearing ability. This post will discuss two sound levels which are 50db […]
How Loud Should Headphones Be When Mixing?
Mixing on headphones is not really an easy task which is why I don’t recommend it for beginners to music or any other form of audio production. You’re better off using good studio monitors that can help you understanding audio better and give you more flexibility towards natural sound perception. With that said, some people […]
How To Avoid Ear Fatigue
Music production is a hard job. It takes a toll on your life and is actually stressful. But it’s a fun craft to learn and I have no regrets in being a music producer. However, there are times when even I get stressed to the point where I feel like I can’t sit at my […]
Why Your Mix Hurts Your Ears (Learn What You’re Doing Wrong!)
Mixing records is a very delicate art and takes some time to get good at. It requires a lot of practice and dedication to get to a level where your mixes start to sound good on numerous sound systems. I’ve been producing music for over a decade and I can say that mixing is a […]
What Does Anti Aliasing Do In Audio?
Aliasing is one of those terms that represent quite the complex concept. So let’s dive into it. The fact is that, all man made systems have their limits. For example, your digital audio workstation can only handle frequencies up to a certain limit. Therefore, in digital audio, aliasing happens when a device processes data which […]
What Is The Difference Between Sound And Acoustics?
Sound and acoustics are probably two words that you’ve probably come across before. Granted they’re quite the technical terms in fields like audio production but they’re still basic terms that almost anyone will encounter at one point or another. It’s good to have a working definition of the terms in order to understand them better […]
Can You Mix On Headphones?
Audio production involves a lot of complex processes and it takes a certain level of expertise as well as experience to know what you need. For instance, mixing is an involving process that requires one to know the fundamentals of audio production as well a good ear and overall good judgement. To possess these qualities, […]
What Is Headroom In Audio Mixing?
Headroom is quite a term that is often times thrown around in the world of audio production. Mostly with regard to either recording, mixing or mastering. So you may have wondered what exactly headroom is. Not to worry, this post will discuss headroom with regard to mixing which should give you enough knowledge to understand […]