The Complete Guide to Understanding Compression

The Complete Guide to Understanding Compression

  Today, many DAW users tend to operate compressors without enough background knowledge – without knowing what compressors “actually” do. Compression can be a blessing or a curse. It can make a poor performance sound tight or ruin the dynamics of a good...
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 the compressor so dramatically treated it. What visual...
Learn How to Make Sub-Bass Drop Effects

Learn How to Make Sub-Bass Drop Effects

Have you ever wanted to make those sub-bass drops that you so often hear when you are watching movie trailers? The ones used to create some dramatic effect?  The reason why people call it a bass drop is because, without subs, it really does cut out the low-end in the...
Audio Formats and File Types

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....
Tighten Up Your Drum Sounds with NI Battery 4

Tighten Up Your Drum Sounds with NI Battery 4

These days, it seems that there are many ways to dynamically and tonally process your drum sounds. This is because we have numerous useful tools ranging from compressors and harmonic enhancers to special equalizing techniques. What is more, I would like to highlight...