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Mixing & Mastering Music

Learn How To Mix Lead Synth Sounds

Today I have a quick tutorial about mixing synthesizer sounds. Lately I’ve been spending some time helping out people on forums. I see a lot of people struggling to mix synth sounds. A lot of people jump for tools such as eq, compressor etc to mix a synth which might not work because it’s a wrong approach. When I saw …

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Mixing Tom Drums

Tips For Mixing Tom Drums

Toms are a really great way to add texture to drum fills and create section transitions or even drive the entire song. In this tutorial we’ll be looking at some tips that will help you get tom drums to cut through a mix. Make sure that your tom sounds are tuned and recorded well in order to get a good …

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Mix Bus

Mix Bus Processing Tips & Tricks

Some people have asked me if I add any processing to my Mix Bus before sending a mix to the mastering engineer. All I can tell you is that every time I sent a song or an EP to a record label to master without doing anything on the mix bus I always regret why I didn’t do it. So …

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De-esser

Using De-Esser To Reduce Vocal Sibilance

Vocal de-essing is the most over-looked process of mixing vocals by both beginner and experienced engineers. I’ve also heard a lot of music coming out of major record labels with plosive and sibilance sounds. Some even believe the sibilance are a natural thing and there’s no need to remove them. Sibilance and plosive sounds can be annoying to the listener …

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mixing with headphones

8 Tips For Mixing Music With Headphones

Is it possible to mix with headphones? Everywhere you see this question pop-up, you see a lot of Yes and No responses with good reasons. Basically, this means it’s possible to do audio mixing with headphones but it will depend on your experience, tools, knowledge and a whole lot of other factors. Some musicians don’t have the luxury to build …

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Percussion Mixing Tips

Percussion Mixing Tips

Percussion are a great way to make an arrangement or an entire mix sound interesting. Most music producers use percussion to separate the verse from the chorus. While others use them as the foundation or main groove for the song. In this tutorial we’ll be looking at some techniques for mixing percussion sounds. Percussion are mostly mixed the same way …

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