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What Makes a Song Catchy?

What Makes a Song Catchy?

“Catchy” songs are often carefully crafted to have that effect on listeners. Using mathematical formulae and human psychology, earworms are made with a lot of thought and intent behind them. What makes a song catchy? Is it mere artistic expression or is there a whole lot more to it? Here is an attempt to break ...

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25 of the Best Free Vocal Plugins (VST, AU, AAX)

25 of the Best Free Vocal Plugins (VST, AU, AAX)

Even with the best recording setup, sometimes you may find yourself unable to make your vocals sound as good as they should. The secret is to use plugins to manipulate them ever so slightly. Whether you are looking to make your vocals sound better or change them completely, here is a list of some of the best free ...

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The Best Free Serum Presets for Music Production (2023)

The Best Free Serum Presets for Music Production (2023)

This is a list of some of the best free serum presets that you can find online. These are great if you're looking for some new sounds to inspire your creativity for new tracks. Sarah is an amazing plugin, but due to this, countless music producers around the world use in serum on a daily basis to create new music. ...

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Soundproofing vs Acoustic Treatment – What’s the Difference?

Soundproofing vs Acoustic Treatment – What’s the Difference?

Soundproofing prevents the passage of sound inside or outside a room, while acoustic treatment creates a well-balanced environment for recording and listening to audio. The difference is very important depending on your needs. For example, if you have some very loud instruments such as drums, then you will need to ...

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Ableton Live vs Logic Pro – Which Is Better? (2023)

Ableton Live vs Logic Pro – Which Is Better? (2023)

While those who have been working on Logic Pro will tell you that it is hands down the best DAW, Ableton Live loyalists would beg to differ! While these DAWs used to be very different, they have gotten much more similar in recent years now that Logic Pro includes a live looping view and a much more similar sampler ...

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Garageband vs Audacity – Which Is Better?

Garageband vs Audacity – Which Is Better?

Both Garageband and Audacity are free music audio tools that you can use to record, mix, edit, and manipulate your beats. However, there are fundamental differences between the two that could make you favor one over the other based on your needs. For example, Garageband is closed-source and only available on Apple ...

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The 13 Best Free Serum Skins

The 13 Best Free Serum Skins

Serum is an amazing synth plugin, but easy to get into a creative block when using any plugin for a long time. In that case, trying out a new serum skin can give it a fresh look and get you into a new creative zone!  Alright, now let’s explore some of the best free Serum skins that you can get for free. ...

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The 5 Best Mics for Recording Piano (2023)

The 5 Best Mics for Recording Piano (2023)

Recording a piano is not an easy task and if you want to do it right, you have to use the right microphones. Neumann U87 AI is a great mic for recording a piano, though its price is outside the budget for most people. The Rode M5 MP is a great budget-friendly mic that will give you sound good quality for a ...

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Pop Filter vs Foam – Which One Should You Use?

Pop Filter vs Foam – Which One Should You Use?

A foam cover blocks the wind from interfering with the microphone in open-air settings, whereas pop filters do a better job at suppressing the popping and plosive sounds from your mouth. Both components do a somewhat similar job, which is reducing the pressure generated on the microphone. Foam covers (also ...

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What Is a Metronome (And How to Use One)

What Is a Metronome (And How to Use One)

A metronome is a musical device that emits a beeping or clicking sound to help you play at a consistent tempo. Metronomes are used by musicians to improve their timing. They are also often used during musical performances, using “click tracks” through in-ear monitors. How to Use a Metronome Whether it's ...

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The 7 Best Keyboards for Making Beats

The 7 Best Keyboards for Making Beats

A great keyboard designed for making beats can really do wonders for your music production workflow. These keyboards come in a bunch of different designs, from the number of keys, drum pads, knobs, and other controls. Therefore it’s best to choose one that suits your production style the best. My pick as the best ...

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