Music Production

20 The Best Free VST Plugins

The 29 Best Free VST Plugins in 2024

Nowadays there are many good free VST plugins - and also many bad ones. The good news is that you have nothing to lose by trying them out, because they cost nothing. Here I compare the best ...
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How to create the perfect vocal chain (+ 3 examples from well-known artists)

Well-known producers are often asked about their vocal chains - this topic seems to fascinate many. No wonder, because a song can hardly be successful without perfectly mixed vocals.
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The best free DAWs

The 10 best free DAWs

If you're just starting out in music production, you probably don't want to spend hundreds of dollars on a DAW right away. That's why we've put together a list of the best free DAWs for beginners.
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The 4 most important directional characteristics

7 Microphone polar patterns easily explained

Every microphone has a directional characteristic that is shown in a diagram. But do you know how to read such a diagram and what it means for you as a producer/sound engineer? In this article you will learn everything ...
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Vocal recordings in the studio with a Neumann U87Ai

How to record vocals in your home studio: A step-by-step guide

Vocal recordings are probably the most important recordings of all - after all, the vocals are the centrepiece of every song. While you can still produce reasonably decent songs with mediocre drum or bass recordings, every listener immediately realises when ...
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Instructions for recording the electric bass

Recording bass guitar: A step-by-step guide

Recording the bass is a very enjoyable process and not particularly difficult. Whether with or without an amplifier - excellent results can be achieved with both methods these days. Here you will find a detailed guide to ...
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Electric Guitar Studio Recording Setup

How to record an electric guitar: A detailed guide

The electric guitar is one of the most important instruments in modern music - it can be heard in almost every genre in one way or another. In this article, I'll explain step by step how ...
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Microphones around the drum kit

How to record drums - the ultimate guide

Drums are one of the most difficult instruments to record, if not the most difficult. This is simply because this instrument consists of many different drums and cymbals and you have to use many different microphones to ...
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What does remastering mean?

Remastering (or "remastered") - what does that mean?

You've probably come across a record or song with the name "Remastered" or "Remastered Version" behind it, right? But do you know exactly what it means? In this article, you'll learn all about ...
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What is the best DAW? We compare 12 of the smoothest DAWs in the world

The 12 best DAWs on the market

The invention of DAWs has made music production accessible to many people. Many producers no longer even need to go into a recording studio to create good music, and we have DAWs and digital audio to thank for that.
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What is an audio compressor and how does it work?

Understanding the audio compressor: How to use it correctly in your productions

The audio compressor is one of the most important effects in music production. It is used in many phases of production for many different instruments. But do you really know how it works and what you can do with it?
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Limiter: Functionality, settings and use

As a music producer, you've probably come across a limiter before - but do you know exactly what it does and how it works? In this article, we'll tell you all about it.
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