So you have an interest in mixing music, and you’re looking to avoid the pitfalls that swallow up lesser engineers. What follows are some of the biggest traps I’ve seen bedevil nascent engineers. Read on, and learn from our mistakes. Piling oodles of plug-ins on individual tracks is by far the biggest mistake I see…… See More
Music Recording Tips and Gear
Articles specifically dealing with recording, mixing and mastering music - as opposed to voice-over specific recording tips, which can be found in the Voice-Over Recording category.
Confused about mastering? Here are 5 essential things you will need to make your finished tracks sound their best. First is a brickwall limiter. Mastering has several components. The most crucial is the very last stage of the processing chain, which should be a limiter. This can take your input signal and drive it so…… See More
With these free instrument plug-ins, you’ll be creating an instant rock hit in no time. No bandmates required. We have amps aplenty to grunge things up or just go straight for an electric with Electrik GuitarZ. It features ten classic electric guitar models, a five-band EQ, and four effects for extra flexibility. If you did…… See More
Soundmagic has made the latest version 5 of its Piano One software available to download totally free. Claiming over 1 million downloads, the company says it’s the most popular virtual piano around. Piano One comes from the Yamaha C7 concert grand. It’s a workhorse in the professional piano world, appearing on famous concert stages, in…… See More
Whether you’re a ‘V-drum veteran’ or breaking out your electric kit for the first time, you’re going to tweak those settings a bit. Here are 4 things you’re going to want to do right away once you’ve got your electronic kit turned on and plugged into your computer. Using the factory sounds for monitoring will…… See More