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How Loud Should You Master Your Music?

How Loud Should You Master Your Music?

Mastering loudness levels are primarily measured in LUFS and True Peak. Ideally, a mastered track should sit anywhere between -12 and -16 LUFS and -2dB and -1dB True Peak. You can use loudness meter VSTs such as LEVELS and iZotope Insight 2 to measure the LUFS and True Peak levels of a master track. While most ...

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10 Home Recording Mistakes To Avoid

10 Home Recording Mistakes To Avoid

Contrary to a professional recording studio, a home recording studio is set up at home using basic recording gear. Home recording studios generally sit in a room that wasn't properly acoustically treated and are operated by the recording musicians themselves instead of a professional audio engineer. While some ...

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105 Songwriting Prompts To Get Your Creativity Flowing

105 Songwriting Prompts To Get Your Creativity Flowing

Songwriting is a creative process that can be both rewarding and challenging. It requires a combination of skill, imagination, and inspiration to craft a song that resonates with listeners. Even the most prolific songwriters get writer’s block, so using prompts can help. Everyone hits a bump in the road when it ...

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The Top 50 Topics To Rap About

The Top 50 Topics To Rap About

Rap music is an expressive art form that has captivated the world. It is a great way to express yourself in so many ways. It can be used to share your thoughts and feelings, while it’s also a great tool to challenge the status quo. But, as history has shown us, true stories and feelings always captivate listeners ...

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The 7 Best MIDI Keyboard Controllers For FL Studio (2024)

The 7 Best MIDI Keyboard Controllers For FL Studio (2024)

MIDI keyword controllers are great for aiding fluidly and capturing your ideas and performances in the studio or on stage. You need a good controller to get the most out of FL Studio. Luckily, many great MIDI controllers work great with this popular DAW. With so many choices, it might be a hard task to choose the ...

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The 7 Best MIDI Drum Pads (2024)

The 7 Best MIDI Drum Pads (2024)

MIDI drum pads are now better and more affordable than ever and help you quickly add some extra spice to a beat or track! My top recommended MIDI drum pad is the AKAI Professional MPD218. This is a budget-friendly, highly-popular MIDI drum pad with 16 drum pads and 6 assignable knobs. My second recommended MIDI ...

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The 10 Best Headphones For Recording Vocals (2024)

The 10 Best Headphones For Recording Vocals (2024)

A key component of anyone's toolkit when recording vocals is a pair of headphones. Good headphones will tell you exactly what the recording sounds like, allowing you to make the changes necessary to get the best possible sound. My top recommended headphones are the Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO, which offer a neutral, ...

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The 7 Best Microphones for Discord (2024)

The 7 Best Microphones for Discord (2024)

A good microphone will allow you to be heard more clearly on Discord, enabling you to communicate much more effectively. Your friends can hear you with better clarity when you are gaming and you will also be able to make more of an impact when you are speaking. There are plenty of great-sounding microphones ...

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The 10 Best Wireless Microphones (2024)

The 10 Best Wireless Microphones (2024)

Wireless microphones allow performers to do their best, free from the constraints of getting tangled up or tripping over wires. However, noise and dropouts can be issues with inferior wireless microphones. Luckily, there are battle-tested options on the market. Many high-quality wireless microphones on the market ...

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Speakers vs Subwoofers – What’s the Difference?

Speakers vs Subwoofers – What’s the Difference?

There is a big difference between speakers and subwoofers. Speakers are designed to handle mid and high audio frequencies, while the subwoofers are designed to handle the low end of the frequencies, usually around 20 - 200 Hz. If you’re planning to build your home theater or set up an amazing system in your living ...

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How to Mix Vocals – The Ultimate Guide

How to Mix Vocals – The Ultimate Guide

Mixing vocals is a process that involves editing and cleaning up a vocal recording, adding audio effects such as a compressor, an EQ, and a de-esser, and balancing the vocals so they sit well with the other instruments in the mix. For multiple vocal tracks, vocal alignment may also be necessary. In most songs, the ...

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10 of the Top Songwriting Contests To Enter (2024)

10 of the Top Songwriting Contests To Enter (2024)

Planning to enter a songwriting contest? There are a lot of competitions out there for songwriters - more than you might think! The hard part can be finding the right one for you, depending on where you live, and if it suits your preference. From big-name events like the American Songwriter Lyric Contest to more ...

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