EQ is the most important tool you have as a mixing engineer. But too often online tutorials tell you to avoid using too much when mixing with EQ. It drives me nuts when I hear mix tutorials say something like: “Now all you need is just 1 – 2 dB of EQ. Don’t go crazy […]
Ah…acoustic treatment. The least sexiest topic of audio production. Imagine deciding between: spending hundreds of dollars on insulation, or spending hundreds of dollars on monitors.
Ever since recording studios invited computers inside, there’s been a battle over sound. That is, the difference between “analog” vs “digital” summing. Crawl around on any audio forum online, and you’ll run into heated conversations. Usually someone will pipe in on a thread and say: “Digital will never come close to the sound of analog!” […]
Cover your ears. Hide your records. Don’t tell your one bandmate who’s banking on your next album to be the one that is gonna “make it” for you. What I’m going to say is gonna fly in the face of everything you and I know and love when it comes to music: Releasing your record isn’t […]
In Part 2 of our What is Mixing and Mastering guide, we’ll break down what the hell mastering actually is. What IS Mastering? Even though it’s existed for as long as recorded audio has, it still seems to cause confusion. What the hell do mastering engineers do, anyways? Whenever we hear the word “mastering,” […]