Bring Back The Impact: Drum Mastering

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Go Retro with UVI’s Rotary

The rotary speaker is also known as Leslie speaker, due to its inventor Donald Leslie. He created and manufactured the Leslie speaker which refined the sound of Hammond organ and popularized Electronic music. The rotary speaker was first used for the electronic...

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

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 the...

Produce Amazing Chorus Effects with Thorus by UVI

In music, a chorus effect occurs when individual sounds with approximately the same time and very similar pitch converge and are perceived as one. Even though similar sounds coming from multiple sources can occur naturally, like in a choir or a string orchestra, an...

Audio Formats and File Types

Understanding Audio File Types   In the world of audio, you are going to come across many different audio file types. With that being said, we will mention several here that are very common to the majority of DAWs. They can be categorized into 3 main groups....

Loudness and Level – The Difference

In the early 1930's, two researchers at Bell Labs named Harvey Fletcher and W.A. Munson uncovered perhaps the most significant psychoacoustic phenomenon in history. They found that the frequency of a sound affects our perception of its loudness. In other words, two...

Make an Awesome Psytrance Sequence in Massive

Massive by Native Instruments is, needless to say, one of the most powerful software synths out there. Its sound characteristics, as well as the complex and powerful modulation system, have top-notch quality. If you are into producing electronic music, you probably...