Production Tips

Parallel Compression Explained

Dan Carter

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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2 Simple Ways To Mix Your Kick and Bass

Dan Carter

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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Our 5 Favourite Free VST's 2020

Dan Carter

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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5 Types of reverb explained

Dan Carter

5 Types of reverb explained

In the modern music game reverb is one of the most versatile and widely used audio effect at a producer’s disposal. It is used on just about all any type of instrument and is the key to helping your music sound natural, big and full of life. With today’s plug ins and multi effect processors you are confronted with an arsenal of different types of reverbs whether it be your natural rooms and halls, or man-made reverbs such as springs and plates. The only problem is that if you don't know what each type does and what it’s good for...

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Binaural Audio

Dan Carter

Binaural Audio

Being able to create perfectly immersive sound is the dream of just about everyone that works in the audio industry wether that be music or any other kinds of audio. This immersive audio is basically being able to recreate sounds exactly as the human ears would hear. In the modern music industry the standard form of imaging is done using a "pan" control, this pan control changes the positioning of a sound by moving it either left or right. This range of left to right is called the3 stereo field and the "pan" can move the sound anywhere within this...

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