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Music mixing tips

Posted by on Saturday, October 22, 2016, In : Recording Tips 



Mixing is where it all comes together - it is an important stage.


1 Try and install, at the least some, minimal acoustic treatments. They will assist every mix you do and help you get better results. Side wall absorbers, a ceiling cloud and a few broadband bass traps will help neutralize your room acoustics. It need not be costly if you can do a little DIY.


2 Wherever possible, try to get your loudspeakers as far from the room corners as is possible to do so. This reduces bass tip up. (This is ...
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How to Make a Track Sound 'Warm' and 5 Other Confusing Audio Terms, Explained

Posted by on Monday, May 16, 2016, In : Recording Tips 





Describing sounds is a difficult thing to do. While we have plenty of common terms we use to describe what we see (bright, dark, colorful, pale, etc.), finding words to describe what we hear can be more of a challenge. Although many of the same words that apply to visuals can apply to sounds as well, the way we understand these sonic terms can vary widely from person to person; what one band member might hear as "warm," another might hear as "thick" or "muddy." So in an effort to get everyone...


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5 Tips To Turn Good Songs Into Hit Songs by Jason Blume

Posted by on Tuesday, March 3, 2015, In : Recording Tips 



I recently hosted one of my monthly BMI Nashville Songwriter Workshops, where each of the 50 attendees had an opportunity to pitch one song to a successful publisher. Typically, at these workshops, with few exceptions, every song played was perfectly crafted. The writers have mastered the use of current song structures; the lyrics made sense and were well written; rhymes were where my ear expected them to be; and the melodies worked well with the chords—avoiding any dissonance. Yet the publ...
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Vocal Recording - Correcting Pitch

Posted by on Tuesday, March 3, 2015, In : Recording Tips 

   


When you're having problems in the studio with pitch and don't quite know how correct this problem, it can become very frustrating. Adding to the pressure to perform, the harder you try, the worse your pitch gets. This is almost universal in new singers recording for the first time, but even veteran and professional vocalists can be affected by pitch control issues.


An artist who is a really good live performer can enter the vocal booth and often experience a numbing of body language witho...


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