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The Daily Record – May 10th, 2020

What are the five critical elements your techno track needs to rise to the next level? There are five, ranging from deep bass all the way to intricate effects. I mean, what’s a techno track without that heavy, rumbling kick and bassline with crispy hi-hats in between? 5 Critical Elements Your Techno Track Needs Lots […]

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The Daily Record – May 8th, 2020

Louder is better. At least it sounds that way. There are good reasons to level match your music for truly objective critical listening decisions. And there are also good reasons not to bother it at all. How Loudness Will Lie to You: The Pros & Cons of Level Matching Music Spitfire Audio is offering the […]

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The Daily Record – May 7th, 2020

Let me preface this article by saying I’m not opposed to the sound of clipping. In fact, I have a tutorial on how to clip a kick drum deliberately to make it hit harder. How Clipping Became Today’s Sound The founding member of the pioneering German electronic group was known for his unique take on […]

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The Daily Record – May 6th, 2020

The difference between mixing on headphones vs. speakers is a frequent point of discussion among bedroom producers. Should I mix on headphones or speakers? Synth ace Lisa Bella Donna opens up about gear, her creative process and what the future holds for electronic music Interview – Synth Sorceress Lisa Bella Donna For a band, working […]

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The Daily Record – May 5th, 2020

From parametric equalizers to multiband compressors, mixing engineers use more tools per project than most carpenters. When To Use Different Mixing Tools But despite all the fancy technology, a well-produced track still sounds like a unified musical event. It’s a compelling illusion. Hard Truths – Everyone Edits Their Takes Understanding the EQ can often feel […]

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The Daily Record – May 4th, 2020

Over-processing is a problem that most engineers seem to face at one point or another in their careers. 4 Tips for Preventing Over-Processing During Mixing To encourage music makers to stay creative during these unprecedented times, Steinberg has designed the #StayHome Elements Collection so music makers can create in the comfort of their own home. […]

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The Daily Record – May 3rd, 2020

Want to speed up your workflow in Logic Pro? Today you’re going to learn how to solve Logic Pro’s stupidest problem – searching plugins. PluginSearch – Solving Logic Pro’s Stupidest Problem The legendary producer-engineer on recording live with Dylan in the studio where Sinatra sang Al Schmitt On Recording Standards With Bob Dylan The process […]

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The Daily Record – May 2nd, 2020

In this video, multi-award winning Producer and Songwriter Simon Duggal demonstrates how he uses a compressor and what settings he starts with to get great results easily, quickly and consistently. What Does A Compressor Do And How Do You Use One Like A Pro? The album was recorded over two weeks from the homes of […]

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The Daily Record – May 1st, 2020

The two most important aspects of sound in mixing are dynamic range and frequency balance. Limiters – Should You Use Them in Your Tracks? If you were immersed in pop culture throughout the 1980s, you didn’t just see the light, you heard it. We pick up a light pen and write history on the green […]

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The Daily Record – April 30th, 2020

The folks at Lunatic Audio – you don’t have to be mad to work there, but it helps – have chosen a rather offbeat plugin to open their account with: Retro Pong. Retro Pong is a free plugin that lets you play the classic ‘70s video game in your DAW What does it mean for […]

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