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4 Must-Know Mix Bus Compression Tricks

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A key ingredient of a modern mix is that it not only registers a certain value on the RMS meter, but it also feels loud. A mix can be compressed only so much before it starts to sound flat, lifeless or pumping. However, there are certain things you can do to make the mix bus compression work for you, not against you.   Keep the low-end tidy   Untamed low end not only makes the mix sound unprofessional and muddy, but it can also make the mix bus compression do more harm than good. High-pass filtering can free up a...

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7 Things to Consider Before Purchasing a New Microphone

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1. Outstanding results every time you hit the record button A microphone's mission is to accurately capture the best aspects of your sound source and deliver it to you just the way you want to hear it. If you're not getting your tone in the ballpark of what you're looking for right away, (while being confident that everything is fine with the sound source itself), chances are you’ve spent your money on a wrong microphone. A mic that's right for the job should sound very close to the sound you're envisioning in your head without the use of heavy-handed EQ...

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Key Elements For a Successful Studio Business

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INTRODUCTION It's no surprise to anybody that the recording business has changed significantly in the last 10 to 15 years. Big and expensive studios are seeing a decline in their business, while small studios are thriving like never before. This is the reason more and more people can start their own studios, which can take a certain amount of patience and discipline to run efficiently. While many people think that the recording business is dead, it is actually not so – it has just taken a different form due to the so-called “bedroom studio revolution”. Everybody that owns a computer...

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Underdogs Of The Pro-Audio World: Making The Most Out Of Stock Plugins

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INTRODUCTION Stock plugins that come bundled with your DAW (Digital audio workstation) are some of the most underrated pieces of software in the whole wide world of audio production. Sometimes our minds trick ourselves into thinking that a newer, shinier, more “sexy” product is exactly what's needed to overcome our mixing struggles, because the manufacturer promises a revolutionary product which, in essence, does exactly the same thing as many others before it. Here are a few tips to save you a few bucks when you're getting yourself new software. KNOW WHAT YOU ALREADY HAVE If you have any of the...

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Quick Tips To Improve Your Vocal Recordings

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INTRODUCTION So, you've got a mic set up, the vocalist has been rehearsing and everything seems fine, yet you feel that the results still could be better. Here are a couple of things you could want to consider. TRY OUT DIFFERENT MICS  It's dead simple - there is no guarantee that your “best” mic will always work for every singer and every style of music. Sometimes a less expensive mic will actually do a better job. When warming up, set up a few different microphones that you think may work for the singer and test them out. There will definitely...

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