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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Do Producers Use Stock Plugins?
Stock plugins are plugins that come pre-installed in your digital audio Workstation. They are part of the complete package that you purchase. Almost every DAW comes with it’s own stock plugins that are available to the user and basically give a glimpse of the overall functionality of the DAW. Some music producers do use stock […]
How Do You Add Warmth To Vocals?
Vocals after mixing and mastering should be well blended with everything. They should have a good texture of warmth and clarity in order for them to be well received by the listener. There are lot of techniques that I use to achieve this, because most of the time I’m mixing and mastering vocals that are […]
Should You Publish Songs Made On Pirated DAW Software?
The law surrounding copyright is to be taken very seriously and I personally urge people that are looking to get into music, to purchase software from the original developers and refrain from using crack software. One of the questions that I’ve found to be popular on most public forums like Quora is: “Is it illegal […]
Is FL Studio Good For Mixing Vocals?
FL Studio is a Digital Audio Workstation popularly used as a beat making tool. It has an easy to use interface that has made it the go-to choice for most beginners that choose to get into music production. As far as mixing vocals goes, FL Studio has all the necessary tools that allow any producer […]
Should I Use A Compressor When Recording Vocals?
Compression is a very vital tool that can be used to control and maintain a good dynamic range within a vocal. In mixing and audio production, compression is usually done post recording and one of the questions that arise is whether compression can be done during the actual recording process or not. Recording with compression […]
Should I Pan Strings?
Strings are important in any genre of music. Knowing how to mix them is very vital to the success of your end product which is the final mix or master. In my experience, Strings can be panned for multiple reasons and one of those reasons is to make them wider in order for the mix […]