Increase loudness with soft clippers

Incresase loudness with soft clippers Compression isn’t the only way to tame transients and increase overall perceived loudness. You can also use saturation or soft clippers. I find this technique…

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Clean filters

Clean filters Many filter plugins can add character to a track. Whilst this can add a nice vibe you may also risk adding too much colour if all you want…

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Taming harshness

Taming harshness Taming harsh frequencies is a common practise for producers however i find that many tend to go straight for hi cuts rather than finding the offending frequency.  Instead…

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The importance of a signature sound

The importance of a signature sound A lot of artists tend to either follow the crowd or craft their own identity. Whilst it’s a great feeling producing music simular to…

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Creating transition effects

Creating transition effects Most electronic music has transition effects such as impacts or sweeps. Browsing sample packs can be a long process; sometimes it’s quicker to just make your own.…

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Matching kick and bass level

Matching kick and bass level It can be tricky to accurately hear bottom end in near field environments. Whilst transients are clear they can often be misleading as to what’s…

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Micro modulation

Micro modulation If we are exposed to repetitive tones for a length of time our brain will tend to filter it out of our focus, for example an air conditioner…

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Studio monitor basics

Studio monitor basics Studio monitors are one of the most important pieces of gear in your studio so it’s important that they are working to their full potential.Use high quality…

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Music reduction

Music reduction It’s exciting to add lots of layers during the writing process but there comes a point where the track may be sonically full but lacks direction or a…

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