The Key Aspects Which Make a Great Mix

The Key Aspects Which Make a Great Mix

One important thing to keep in mind about music is that it’s quite subjective. If you make music for an audience, remember that others will likely have a different perception than you. They might pick up different aspects of a track from the ones you wanted to...
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...
Blending Your Hi-Hat Pattern With The Width Trick

Blending Your Hi-Hat Pattern With The Width Trick

The hi-hat has a riding force that floats above the grounded kick and snare hits. No matter the genre, well-produced and mixed hi-hats can make the difference between a professional and an amateur mix. There are many ways and approaches to blending the hi-hats into...
4 Alternative Ways Of Using The De-Esser Effect

4 Alternative Ways Of Using The De-Esser Effect

What is a De-Esser effect?   The De-esser is without a doubt a versatile effect, frequently used to tame the annoying “ess” and “esh” parts in the vocal recordings. Therefore, it is mostly considered to be a vocal tool. However, De-Esser can be useful in many...
Practical Use of Matching EQ

Practical Use of Matching EQ

The Matching EQ allows you to attenuate the frequencies of your target sample by using a reference. Essentially, the matching equalizer listens to the reference and then adjusts the parameter accordingly to affect the target sample. If you like to gain further...