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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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Should I Use Mono Or Stereo Plugins On Vocals? (What’s Best?)

Mono and stereo plugins will both affect your vocals differently. If you want your vocal track to sound upfront and focused, use a mono plugin. However, if you wish your vocal track to sound wide and fill out empty spaces in your stereo field, you should use a stereo plugin. Mono And Stereo Plugins On …

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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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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 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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