Top Production Mistakes: Part 1

Top Production Mistakes: Part 1

Stop repeating the same mistakes.   In my experience running Berklee’s Electronica Club (soon to be called the Electronic Production Club), I’ve noticed many recurring mistakes producers make. In the past, I would often redirect them to the internet for help....
Reflect on Reverb

Reflect on Reverb

  What is a reflection?   Reverberation or Reverb happens when a sound is reflected. Reverb time is the time it takes for an impulse to decay by a certain dB level in a space.  In an acoustic space, there tend to be many reflections that return to the...
Discover The Advantages Of Strategic Mixing

Discover The Advantages Of Strategic Mixing

What Defines A Good Mix?   The chain of events that goes into a good mix is delicately crafted and subjective. However, some common outlines have proven to be efficient and are used today in the music industry. The stages of music production are different between...
Healthy Stereo Width

Healthy Stereo Width

The art of audio mixing is dynamic in nature. As technology develops and musical trends come and go, new mixing techniques are introduced and developed. Stereo imaging has been an important topic since the early 1970’s when nearly the entirety of monophonic...
Humanize Your Drum Groove Samples

Humanize Your Drum Groove Samples

Although it is true that modern production programs are highly advanced, we must remember that it’s still fairly easy to tell when a drum part was played by a human, and when by a piece of software. A human never plays perfectly in time. A computer can. Hence the...