Harmonious Synth Pads

Harmonious Synth Pads

In most mixes, the role of a synth pad is to fill in a certain space with harmonic content and noise. They are usually made up of several different sounds and take the spotlight during a bridge or breakdown section. There are countless preset patches for synths and...
Compression Red Flags

Compression Red Flags

Before I start, I should disclose that using solely visual clues to help you mix and master will never work out. You could have a waveform that looks similar to your favorite track but sounds like garbage because it was so dramatically treated by the compressor. What...
Understanding Phase and Phasing

Understanding Phase and Phasing

Phase (sometimes called “position”) is the orientation of a cyclical waveform in time, relative to a another cyclical waveform.   Here is an analogy on a less abstract level… If I were to start singing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star from the lyrics “up above...