Production Tips

Mixing checklist: Step By Step

Mixing checklist: Step By Step

when I was starting out as a beginner producer one aspect of my music that was severely lacking was my mixes. For years the mixing stage of my productions held me back, making my productions sound dull and boring. My main problem was that mixing honestly confused me at the time, I could never quite get my head round what needed to be done to improve my sounds and my overall mixes. This learning curve literally took like a year to get round and i honestly wouldn't wish it on anybody, So to help you guys out ive put together...

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2 Simple Ways To Mix Your Kick and Bass

2 Simple Ways To Mix Your Kick and Bass

When mixing down a track one of the most common problems we see is the relationship between the kick and bass and how that relationship reflects in the whole mix. The kick within a track is usually one of the most important elements especially in modern music. The kick drum usually acts as the heart of the track and needs to punch through the mix with enough space to provide the essential punch to the track. Similarly the bass is also an incredibly important aspect of a mix as this as it provides an essential rhythmic element to the music...

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Parallel Compression Explained

Parallel Compression Explained

Parallel compression often seems like a sort of dark magic and can be very hard to get the hang of if you don't know why you are using it or how it works. By simply learning the way it works you can shed some light on how to use it and when to use it. To start with we will go through how this technique works then we will give you some practical ways to use it in your music.   How it works To truly understand how parallel compression works we first need to know about upward and downward...

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Our 5 Favourite Free VST's 2020

Our 5 Favourite Free VST's 2020

Seen as we have all been hit so hard this year by a lot of things far out of our control, we thought we would bring you a list of our favourite vst's that wont cost a penny. Give these 5 amazing plug ins a go and make sure to keep creating through these difficult times.      Dexed By Digital Suburban: Dexed is a Free plug in synthesiser from Digital suburban which has been closely modelled on the Iconic Yamaha DX7.   This synth is easily one of the most powerful free VST’s that I’ve personally ever used. It...

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