Production Tips

Home Studio Design 101

Dan Carter

Home Studio Design 101

Its the dream of all producers to have a professional standard studio filled with masses of flashing lights and cool synths everywhere, but the reality is wew cant all afford a huge studio with massively expensive gear, so how does a producer get his dream studio on a budget? well the lucky thing is these days you can create a dream studio in the comfort of your own home without spending a small fortune. We are going to give you a walkthrough of how to convert an unused room into the dream project studio.    Step 1: Choose a room...

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Podcast - Is AI mastering ay good?

Dan Carter

Podcast - Is AI mastering ay good?

In recent years we have started to see a huge increase in artificial intelligence in just about every industry. Within the music industry we have started to see it in the form of Ai mastering services such as Landr, emastered and Cloudbounce all of which boast instantaneous mastering services that provide a professional level master without the need for a mastering engineer. These companies are trying to provide a cheaper alternative for one of the most expensive stage of any release. the only problem is that they used to be, you can easily pick up a decent mix on fiverr...

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Types Of Compressors

Dan Carter

Types Of Compressors

   image credits: https://www.16sounds.com/blog/audio-compressors/ We all know the key to getting your songs to sound professional in the modern day is difficult, especially for any of you beginner producers out there, but one way to really get your tracks sounding good is compression. Most of you will know what compression is so if you do just skip down to the types of compressors. For those of you that don't I will quickly explain.  Compression: Compression is a way of controlling the dynamic range of a signal. Dynamic range is the difference between the loudest and the quietest parts of an audio...

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How to mix 808 Bass

Dan Carter

How to mix 808 Bass

  The 808 bass has become a staple part of most genres of music since the release of the TR-808 back in the 1980's. Since then mixing and sound design has come such a long way meaning that your 808's have the possibility of sounding better than ever if they are mixed right. Unfortunately, even with such advances in music technology and mixing equipment I still hear so many producers using 808's that just sound lost in the mix and don’t carry any significant weight to the track they find themselves in. In this article we will go through the...

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Mixing checklist: Step By Step

Dan Carter

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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