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Diminished chords simply explained

Using diminished chords to bring more tension into your compositions

Every musician knows the major or minor chords - the "beautiful" chords - but have you ever heard of diminished chords? Because they sound so unfamiliar and are a bit more difficult to play, many musicians neglect them - which is a shame, because they are very powerful.

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What does remastering mean?

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

You've probably come across a record or a song that says "Remastered" or "Remastered Version" behind its name, right? But do you know what that means exactly? In this article, you'll learn all about the remastering process.

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Major chords simply explained

Major chords: How to build and use them

Immerse yourself in the fascinating world of music theory, where major chords play a central role. They are the key to the bright, happy melodies that fill our hearts with joy and make us dance and sing. In this article, we will take a look at the essence of major chords: how to recognize them, how to form them, and how to use them in your own songs.

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

The 12 Best DAWs in 2023

The invention of DAWs has made music production accessible to many people. Thanks to DAWs and the digital audio world, many producers don't even have to go to a recording studio to make good music anymore.

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The best studio headphones for music production

The 11 best headphones for music production

Headphones are an essential tool in music production. You need them for recording, but they can also come in handy during mixing and mastering. In this article, we take a look at the best models on the market.

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Minor chords simply explained

Recognizing, forming and using minor chords

Minor chords shape our musical world in an unparalleled way. Their melancholic and emotional timbres are at the heart of many of our favorite melodies and songs. In this article, we will explore what minor chords are, how they are formed, and most importantly, the essential role they play in the harmony of a song.

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Synthesizer: explanation, functionality and buying tips for beginners

Synthesizers: Explanation, functionality and best models for beginners

The synthesizer is the driving force behind many of the songs and sounds we all love. But what's behind these powerful machines and how exactly do they work? In this article, we take a look at how synthesizers work, show you how to use them, and give you five buying tips to get you started. Dive into the world of sound synthesis and discover how you can create your own sound.

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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 stages of production on many different instruments. But do you really know how it works and what you can do with it?

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Best Studio Monitors in 2023

The 10 Best Studio Monitors in 2023

Want to know what makes a good monitor for your studio in 2023 and what to look for when buying? Then read on to find out all about the best studio monitors.

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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, you'll learn all about this device.

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Electric bass: The best models on the market

The 10 best electric bass guitars compared by a bassist

Choosing an electric bass is extremely important for every bassist. There are thousands of models on the market, with different designs and sound characteristics. I am a bass player myself and in this article I will compare the best electric basses on the market.

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Autotune Free Plugins

The 8 Best Free Autotune Plugins in 2023

Need an autotune (pitch correction) plugin but don't want to spend money? No problem! Nowadays there are many free alternatives to the well-known Autotune by Antares that also offer extensive functions. In this article you will find the most popular plugins.

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