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Our blog will serve as a place for general discussion regarding topics such as audio mastering, audio engineering, audio production, music industry news and updates regarding our services. We will do our best to keep it updated with fresh content. If you have any topics you feel we should address in future blog posts, get in touch via our contact page.
The technical confines and deficiencies of analog recording technology has become an essential part of what we all know and love about classic recordings from years ago. Enjoyment of sound isn't necessarily about precision and accuracy so much as it's about mood, character and subtle nuance that many modern digital recordings lack. Read more...
Those new to audio engineering might assume that parallel compression is necessarily a form of upwards compression, though it depends on how the parallel compressor is set up. That said, a parallel compressor setup is actually a form of downward compressor, but it is unique in that it is able to behave exactly like an upwards compressor over a defined dynamic range. Read more...
In order to really open up a mix, engineers employ a variety of stereo widening techniques. These techniques are based on the notion that each instrument must first occupy it’s own unique space in the stereo field. Here are some tips on how to enhance the stereo perception of various sources. Read more...
Audio compressors are extremely capable signal processing instruments, and are far more nuanced than one might be led to believe given their standardized array of controls. Any engineer worth his salt will take the time to study and experiment with various types of compressors, and focus on more than just the attack, release and threshold knobs with which we have all become quite familiar. Read more...
Unless you are mixing your music in an anechoic chamber, sound reflections are going to have a major impact on what you hear. Reflections from your desk, ceiling, floor and walls are going to cause major problems with your mix whether you realize it or not. Fortunately, there are some simple and cost effective solutions, which will allow you to get the most from your setup. In this article I will discuss some easy ways to make the most out of just about any sort of room, so that your music translates as well as possible. Read more...
Unlike full-band units, multiband compressors allow for increased control over the dynamics processing of an audio signal by dividing it into separate bands. Read more...
Though mastering is an art, it is as accessible as a science. Here are a few of the ways in which we approach our mastering projects — they might prove helpful when approaching your own. Read more...
In order to achieve optimum performance from your audio interface, it's important to set the optimum buffer size for your setup. In this post we will briefly discuss how to get the most from your PC when working with audio. Read more...
Exciters and enhancement processors were developed in the days of tape-recording in order to compensate for a loss top-end sheen caused by non-ideal recording mediums. Though the evolution of production and recording equipment has all but eliminated the top-end problems once rife in the days of tape, these processors are still very useful today. Read more...
Good gain structure is vital to mixing and mastering audio for electronic dance music. Without a proper understanding of the theory behind gain structure, digital productions tend to sound dull and lack depth when compared to their acoustic counterparts. Read more...
Audio interfaces are one of the most essential pieces of gear for mastering, mixing, and production. They also happen to be one of the most overlooked, as many producers on a budget tend to focus on working with what they already have at their disposal. Read more...
Reverb is an incredibly useful effect for simulating various acoustical environments, adding sonic variation, and tension to electronic dance music productions. In this post we explore the different types of reverb units available, as well as the control parameters and common uses for these effects. Read more...