5 Music Production Tips to Create Contrast Between Verse and Chorus
What is contrast in songwriting? And how can it be used to create stronger verses and choruses? Here are five music production tips.
What’s the Beef? 5 Major Rivalries in Music History
The 2018 Eminem and Machine Gun Kelly feud got us thinking about some of the most interesting beefs in music history.
10 Tips for Mixing Pop Music
When you’re not going for niche, but instead are attempting to achieve the universal, here are ten tips and tricks for mixing pop music to keep in mind.
Tips for Producing and Mixing with Headphones
How do you ensure the music you make with headphones translates well to other listening environments? We consider audio levels, referencing, and frequency response in relation to producing and mixing with headphones.
What is Timbre in Music? Why is it Important?
Timbre in music helps us distinguish one instrument from the next. But how? We ran pure sound waves, instruments, and vocals through the spectrogram in Insight 2 to discover what makes them unique.
4 Ways to Use iZotope Insight 2 for a Better Mix
Insight 2 is a powerful tool for post and music production. Explore the benefits Insight 2’s metering offers with four ways to improve your mix.
Double Tracking: 2 Basic Vocal Doubling Techniques
Vocal doubling is the secret sauce behind many great leads. Follow along with audio examples as we cover two basic approaches to creative double tracking.
How a Teenage Geoff Emerick Defined The Beatles’ Studio Sound
Today we remember noted Beatles recording engineer and studio pioneer Geoff Emerick, who passed away this week at the age of 72. We look back on his work with The Fab Four, and the contributions Emerick made to recording technology.
9 Ways to MacGyver Your Way through Audio Production
Sometimes in music and audio production, you’ll need to fight against limitations with whatever resources you have. Learn nine MacGyver-worthy scenarios and how to overcome them.