Speed up your workflow with groups in your digital audio workstation. Grouping tracks in Pro Tools (or any DAW) lets you edit and mix tracks in less time by making changes to multiple tracks simultaneously. Let’s find out how to group tracks in Pro Tools the quick and simple way.
Understanding EQ is not as difficult as it may seem. It’s also one of the most important aspects of mixing audio. In this short read, you’ll find out what equalization and equalizers are, what the main types of EQ are and what all of the settings of an equalizer are for.
Getting started with music production on your computer doesn’t need to be expensive. A digital audio workstation, or DAW, is one of the most essential components of a music studio. And, while they can get pricey, there are plenty of free options available. I’ve put together a list of the best free DAWs 2020 has to offer. I’ve included something for everyone, depending on what you want to learn and what your needs are.
The computer is the most important piece of gear in the modern music studio. But does it need to be a Mac? Or will a PC do you just fine? Let’s find out…
Starting a home studio can be overwhelming. There’s a ton of gear out there, which can sport eye watering price tags.
But you don’t need ALL the gear to get started, and getting started is what’s important! There is truly no better time to start than today. In the second part of this series we take a look at what gear is good to have to expand your recording and mixing options.
What do most mixing tips get wrong? They speak in black and white. “Always do this.” “Never do that”. “THE ONLY MIXING TIPS YOU’LL EVER NEED”. It’s click-bait! Mixing is an art-form, and getting caught up in what’s ‘correct’ will restrict creativity. Have a watch of this video where I explain why you should be careful when taking this kind of advice.
I’ve put together 20 mixing tips to get you better mixes. I’ve included a few that you might not have thought of that aim to streamline your mixing process over the year and help you get better, faster. Check them out.
When we’re mixing a song, sometimes choruses just need a little extra something. Something to differentiate them from the verses, something to add excitement, a way to draw the listener in. Let’s look at how to add width, life and texture to the mix.
Do you want to record guitar or bass directly into your PC or Mac without a microphone? No problem! But first, you’re going to need a DI (direct input) box. But what is a DI box, and why do you need one?
Are you trying to land a job in a recording studio? Or do you run a recording studio? It can be daunting when you first start taking on clients, whether in your home studio, or as an employed engineer. I want to give you six, super useful tips on how to prepare for your recording studio clients. These are the steps that I follow for every one of the sessions that I run.