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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 ...

The 5 Best Online Mastering Services

The 5 Best Online Mastering Services

As the final stage of music production, mastering is a crucial process to make your song sound balanced on all platforms. Whether you are a professional musician or new to recording and mastering, you should know more about online mastering services like Landr, BandLab, and Abbey Road Studios. Mastering is a must ...

The 7 Best Audio Interfaces For Shure SM7B (2022)

The 7 Best Audio Interfaces For Shure SM7B (2022)

The Shure SM7B is one of the most popular vocal dynamic microphones in the world. This industry-standard mic performs best when combined with a nice audio interface. In this article, I've taken a look at the seven best audio interfaces for Shure SMB7. You should be able to get excellent results with any of the ...

The 10 Best Audio Interfaces (2022)

The 10 Best Audio Interfaces (2022)

Audio interfaces are essential to any studio, either in the professional recording and mixing houses or home studio setups. From entry-level budget-friendly to professional large multi-functional audio interfaces, it can be a bit tricky to decide which one to buy. To make it easier for you to find the right audio ...

How Much Does It Cost To Master A Song?

How Much Does It Cost To Master A Song?

Mastering a song costs anywhere between $10 and $200. Generally, the price you pay for mastering a song is directly related to the quality of the mastering. If you're a music producer, you can try to learn how to master your songs; however, keep in mind mastering is a highly technical job. Here's a general ...

Focusrite Scarlett vs Clarett – What’s the Difference?

Focusrite Scarlett vs Clarett – What’s the Difference?

Scarlett and Clarett are two high-quality ranges of audio interfaces produced by Focusrite. Scarlett is the more affordable option and is aimed at beginners and bedroom producers, whereas Clarett is a more high-cost range suited for professional recording and with overall better sound quality. Does that mean you ...

Does Vinyl Sound Better? (The REAL Answer)

Does Vinyl Sound Better? (The REAL Answer)

Vinyl and CD/digital audio sound different, but determining which sounds better is up to taste. While some people swear vinyl sounds better than CD, it's hard to argue against the fact that the first is much more limited than the latter. From a purely technical standpoint, digital audio beats vinyl. This ongoing ...

How to Arrange a Song in 7 Steps

How to Arrange a Song in 7 Steps

Song arrangement is about taking a musical idea and organizing it to create a song that flows from start to finish. Arrangements should have a cohesive structure, divided by recognizable sections. Choosing the instruments that make up a song (voicing) is also an important part of song arrangement. What is the ...

What are Music Demos?

What are Music Demos?

A music demo is a short and simple demonstration of a complete song. It is a draft recorded with basic arrangements and shorter production times than full-production recordings aimed at audiences. Music demos are recorded to show how a song goes to interested parties. Music demos or demonstrations are quick ...

The Fletcher Munson Curve (What You Need to Know When Mixing)

The Fletcher Munson Curve (What You Need to Know When Mixing)

In 1933, the American physicists Harvey Fletcher and Wilden Munson conducted an experimental study on perceived loudness to determine the least amount of energy needed to conduct a phone call.Their goal was to make phone calls cheaper by limiting their frequency range to the bare minimum. The experiment was a ...

What is the Loudness Penalty (How to Avoid It)

What is the Loudness Penalty (How to Avoid It)

The loudness penalty refers to the amount of dB in a master track that will be turned down by streaming services upon uploading, in a process known as loudness normalization.Loudness normalization measures the sonic characteristics of a master track and applies volume to it, depending on whether it is quieter or ...

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