Understanding how loudness standards work can be crucial to mixing and mastering correctly for different target media. Shane Berry is here to guide you through the terminology.
Waveshaping can provide a very different kind of distortion and it's available inside Live's own plugin effect. Here's how it works.
Mastering for vinyl has its own special set of considerations. Luckily Joe Albano is here to demystify the process using some specialised plugins from the Waves Abbey Road Collection.
People might listen to your music on any one of thousands of devices. Here's why you should listen back on as many as possible, and an insider tip on how to shortcut straight to the end of the process
Selection based processing opens up whole new worlds in Logic Pro X 10.3. Darren Burgos shows you some practical examples of how it works.
Doing everything yourself can lead to a loss of perspective on the direction of your final master. Watch Joe Albano explain why this can be a problem, and how to fix it!
The sound of tape can lend warmth and authenticity to your tracks. Here's how to get the analog effect using digital tools.
Getting a great vocal sound is easier when you know some production tricks. Double tracking is a good one to have in your toolbox!
How do oscillators work when designing bass sounds? Multiplier demystifies the process with a quick and easy-to-follow video.
Mastering is the crucial last step in the production process. Here are some mastering apps that you should definitely check out.
FL Studio is a deep and potentially complex DAW which is also easy to use. If you've been scratching the surface you may want to dive deeper to discover more it can do. Here's 10 handy tips to help.
Befaco is synonymous with professional DIY musical hardware.Â In this Eurorack Masterclass we get a good look at their newest gear and a good listen to a couple freestyle modular sessions!
iZotope Neutron brings intelligent analysis and automatic mixing functions to the mixing process. Here we look at the Masking Meter in this new plugin which solves frequency masking issues.
The Lurssen Mastering Console for Mac, PC and iPad can be a quick and easy way of mastering your tracks and turning a good mix into a professionally produced piece of music.
It's become common for music production to happen in rooms with no acoustic treatment and monitors badly positioned. Shane Berry explains why and how to calibrate your speakers. Essential reading.