Mastered For iTunes Explained

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What does Mastered For iTunes mean? In this article we explain all about that. WHAT IS MASTERED FOR ITUNES Mastered for iTunes is a set of rules (established by Apple) to optimise the mastering process for distribution on the iTunes digital platform. The main objective is for the music to be reproduced as best as…
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Posted On: February 18, 2017
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How To Prepare A Track For Mixing

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This week we’ve done a short video about the most important rules to be observed before starting any mix. These 5 steps are essential to achieving the best sound possible and a maintaining smooth workflow. Here is the video: https://youtu.be/Wr4kSgKFAUc 1 – RENAMING YOUR TRACKS Use clear and short names…
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Posted On: February 11, 2017

How To Mix Music: Bus Routing Explained

Bus Routing

This week’s injection from your doctor is about BUS ROUTING – one of the most important factors in a professional mix architecture WHAT IS BUS ROUTING? Bus routing means having different buses (also known as AUX channels or groups) for different sections of the mix. The drums for example are…
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Posted On: February 4, 2017
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Best Computer For Music Production 2017

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What’s the best PC for Audio in 2017? We have done all of the research, consulted with computer experts at Scan.co.uk and built the best possible PC to record and produce music today. Find all the specifications and details in the list below, and watch our unboxing video! FULL SPECS: N. 1 3XS…
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Posted On: January 31, 2017

How To Use Reverbs

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This week’s weekly injection is all about reverbs. With so much choice we get in modern recording systems it is important to understand the thought process behind using and choosing reverbs. WHAT IS REVERB? Whenever you have a sound source the sound travels outwards and when it hits the walls it will bounce…
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Posted On: January 26, 2017

How To Use Gates

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Do you know how to use Gates?   WHAT’S A GATE AND HOW TO USE IT You can think of a gate as an automated mute button. Typically a gate stays “closed” (muted), until a sound comes in and reaches the set threshold, then the gate opens letting the sound…
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Posted On: January 19, 2017

How To Mix Kick Drum

The Kick Drum

Here’s the essential knowledge about mixing the Kick Drum.   CHOOSE THE RIGHT KICK Choose the right sample and make sure it’s got good impact. A poor recording is harder to work with. Every genre has a distinctive kick drum sound, so make clear decisions about it and select good…
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Posted On: January 13, 2017

How To Make It In The Music Industry

How To Make It In The Music Industry

10 essential tips on how to make it in the music industry using only your talent and the internet. Inspiration, images, videos and social media have the power of making your music successful. On this article we explain how. Act Like There’s No Music Industry Do you remember when we…
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Posted On: January 1, 2017
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How To Make Your Mixes Loud

How To Make Your Mixes Loud

Achieving loud mixes is the result of taking different actions during the mixing and mastering process. With this video and article we explain what loudness is and how to use loudness to obtain an impactful mix. What is Loudness? Loudness is how loud your track can get before you have to reach…
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Posted On: December 29, 2016

How Audio Compression Works

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An introduction on how to use compressors for mixing. Compression is one of the most discussed and misunderstood subjects, especially when used for mixing and mastering. Compression Basics Compression is the act of reducing the level of the sound whenever that level goes beyond certain point (called threshold). This reduces…
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Posted On: December 22, 2016