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How To EQ Vocals

The following chart will help you make good decisions when EQ’ing vocals. These are notes I’ve taken through my experience mixing various projects. Keep in mind that every rule has exceptions and there will always be instances where these numbers might not fit your creative vision. However, these are general guidelines that will work in most cases. [Read more]

Introduction To Compression

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Everything in music production is closely related to pitch, volume, or time. Think about it, reverb and delay are time effects. Chorus is a combination of time and pitch. EQ is basically a frequency adjustment and frequencies are pitches; 220 hz is the A below middle C. And finally, a compressor is basically a volume-adjustment device. Of course it gest more complicated than that and in this article I’ll give you some ideas on how to think about it without getting too technical. I’m not a fan of technical things when it comes to music. [Read more]

Tips for Better Mixing In Less Time

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If you were to run a 4 hour marathon, you’d probably train for a long time before making it happen. And I guarantee that it’d be impossible for you to run at the same speed and with the same intensity throughout the entire race, no matter how much training you did. It is just the natural way of things. Your body will demand more of you, and at one point you will feel like it’s very hard to keep going. And this is the same thing that happens when we mix. [Read more]

The Secret To Pro-Sounding Mixes

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Before I dive into THE mixing secret of all times, I'll talk briefly about photography and the rule of thirds... and in a minute you'll see why this is relevant.The rule of thirds is one of the most important techniques in photography. It is one of the first things people learn when starting to take good photos. [Read more]