Music production

Audio stems
Music production

All about stems in music production

You've probably heard the term stems in the context of music production - probably in the context of mastering. In this post, you'll learn all about stems and how they can help you make your music productions more efficient.

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Mastering Tools from Wood and Fire Mastering Studio
Mastering

Headroom: What is it? And why is it important?

Headroom is not only extremely important for mastering engineers, but also for anyone who wants to buy an amplifier or record their songs at home. Here you can find out everything you need to know about headroom as a musician and producer.

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Music production

Auto-Tune: Everything you need to know about the effect

Have you always wondered what AutoTune is and how it works so you can use it in your productions? Here you'll learn everything about pitch correction - explained with practical examples.

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Roland TR-808
Music production

What are 808s? Meaning, history and production tips

808s have a long history in music, especially in hip-hop. In this article you'll learn all about the legendary Roland TR-808 and the development of this drum machine over the years.

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Flanger
Music production

Everything you need to know about the flanger (and how to use it in your productions)

You want to learn everything about the flanger effect to be able to use it effectively in your music productions? Then this article is just right for you.

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20 The Best Free VST Plugins
Music production

The 24 Best Free VST Plugins in 2023

Nowadays there are a lot of good free VST plug-ins - and a lot of bad ones too. The good thing is that you have nothing to lose by trying them, because they cost nothing. Here I compare the best options available in 2023.

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Audio Mixing: The Ultimate Guide
Music production

Audio Mixing: The Ultimate Guide

Audio mixing is the penultimate process in music production that takes place after recording and before mastering. In this article, I explain step by step how to mix your songs really well.

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Modern MIDI Setup
Music production

What is MIDI? A comprehensive overview of one of the most important inventions in music history

The invention of MIDI has opened up many possibilities for producers and sound engineers. Without MIDI, music production for amateurs would not be possible - and it saves us from having to use real instruments.

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What are LUFS?
Mastering

What are LUFS and what are they for?

Have you ever been listening to music when suddenly the next song starts and it's so loud that you have to turn down the volume? Or the other way around: you have to turn up the volume so that the new song sounds as loud as the old one.

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Mix and mastering: we explain the difference
Music production

Mixing and mastering: what's the difference?

Mixing? Mastering? Is there even a difference? Many people, especially those just starting out in the world of audio engineering, ask themselves this question every day.

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What is the best DAW? We compare 12 of the smoothest DAWs in the world
Music production

The 12 Best DAWs in 2023

The invention of DAWs has made music production accessible to many people. Many producers don't even have to go into the recording studio to create good music anymore, and we have DAWs and the digital audio world to thank for that.

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Music production: everything you need to know
Music production

Producing music: 5 important things for music production

Do you want to produce your own music? What are the most important aspects of producing good music? We're sure you've wondered how your favourite artists make their songs.

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