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Why Is Mixing Vocals so Hard? (Plus Tips On Making It Easier)

Mixing vocals is hard because they are often the most prominent part of a song. This means that any imperfection will stand out more than any other instrument since the listener will pay the most attention to it. There is no room for mistakes when mixing vocals!  Mixing Vocals Is Not Easy! Vocals are arguably …

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Get Your Kick Drum Compression Sounding Like A Pro!

The kick drum is an essential part of the mix in most of today’s popular music. Getting it right means mastering the proper EQ response and applying the right amount and type of compression. In this article, I’ll go over some real-life compression settings and explore how they affect the sound. You can then try …

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What Does Mastering Mean In Music Production (Explained!)

Over the years, mastering has become a central part of the process of making a record. But you might be wondering what do mastering engineers actually do? In this article, I’ll cover most of the topics regarding the mastering of audio- what it is, why it is important, some tips you can do in your …

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What Is Bass Roll-Off? (And How To Use It)

Bass roll-off is one of the most frequently used functions in audio production. It is utilized both in live and studio environments alike. Learning how this function works and how to judge the amount of bass roll-off is an essential skill to have as an audio engineer. This article will show what bass roll-off is, …

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Mixing In Mono (Mix Like A Pro!)

Are you having trouble getting your mix to translate well to other playback systems? Does your mix sound bad on your smartphone? Mixing in mono can potentially solve all of these problems. Once mastered, you should consistently create a better mix with the confidence it will sound great through a mono speaker. This article will …

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How To Mix With Pink Noise (Ultimate Mixing Hack)

Mixing with pink noise is one of those techniques that sounded too weird to work, but once I tried it, I was pretty impressed with the results. If you are having problems getting the levels right in your mixdowns, this mixing trick might be the solution for you. In this article, I will explain how …

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How To EQ Drums (The Ultimate EQing Guide for 2022)

Learning how to EQ drums can be challenging. I probably share the same frustration as many producers worldwide, failing to make my drums punch as hard as they do on my favorite records. I have yet to see a Meme about struggling to get the right guitar sound instead of a good-sounding snare! But a …

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