6 Times Transient Shaping Beats Compression
Should you use a transient shaper or a compressor? From drum loops to synth leads, we examine six times a transient shaper just might beat a compressor.
7 Tips for Using Subtractive EQ When Mixing Audio
Subtractive EQ—the process of eking out unwanted frequencies from an audio source—can give producers and audio engineers immediate results mixing audio. In this post we provide seven tips for how to use it.
Why Terra Naomi and M.G. O’Shea Chose Digital Mastering Over Analog on New EP
Audio engineer M.G. O’Shea shares how he mastered Terra Naomi’s latest EP using Ozone 8. Plus hear from Naomi on why she no longer assumes mastering has to be done with analog equipment to be high quality.
6 Genres and the Effects Chains that Define Them
From ethereal 1980s-style pop to lo-fi soul, learn how to set up popular effects chains for six musical genres. Follow along with audio examples.
Do You Need A Subwoofer to Mix Music?
One of the most popular questions those mixing music ask is, do you need a subwoofer? We consider the important stuff, like: what are you planning to mix? What’s your room like? Do you have neighbors?
4 Ways to Make Audio Samples Stand Out
Does it seem like everyone’s using the same audio samples in their beats? Follow along as we dive into four fresh approaches to editing borrowed sounds.
6 of the Best Electronic Albums of 2018 (So Far)
Here are some of the best electronic albums out now, and why you should listen to them front to back.
4 Trends in 2018 Pop Production
From cinematic masterpieces to avant-garde hip-hop influence, we take a look at what sounds are permeating pop music in 2018.