Stereo vs mono – Mono compatibility of a music mix

Published On: January 7, 2014

  Mono Compatibility – stereo into mono   Phase is an important audio concept that musicians and producers should understand. This entry will clearly explain what phase is, how phase problems manifest and provide an audible example of the problems it can cause in music production. Stereo vs mono is a common enquiry and your […]

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Mixing bass in music productions

Published On: December 27, 2013

  A comprehensive guide to mixing bass in a music track.     Bass is one of the most tricky areas of the sonic spectrum to get right in a mix. Consistently forums will be filled with posts from producers and musicians having difficulty getting the bass line and kick drum to sit correctly in […]

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Online music distribution

Published On: October 30, 2013

Online music distribution an independent musicians guide Being a mastering engineer I will often converse with clients about aspects of the music industry other than purely the sonic work of mastering. Of course audio mastering is where I specialize and my where my skill base resides. One element of the music industry that appears from […]

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Preparing tracks for mastering

Published On: October 29, 2013

Introduction Getting your music mastered is big step and to ensure you get the most out of the process it makes a lot of sense to make sure you prepare your audio and consider the options available. This comprehensive guide will ensure that you do not incur any unnecessary delays when mastering your music. Initially […]

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Shall I get my music mastered for iTunes ?

Published On: October 28, 2013

  In recent years Apple has been offering the option of uploading files as “mastered for iTunes”, mastered for iTunes is an opportunity to ensure your tracks are mastered to a set of guidelines that Apple recommend mastering studios use to ensure the best possible sound quality from their AAC file format. The actual audible […]

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Loudness war discussed for 2013

Published On: October 28, 2013

LOUDNESS ! : This factor of music production has long been a source of confusion for some musicians. For others loud masters are a must and for some full dynamics is strictly right for their musical release.  As a rule though the loudness of music has been on the rise over the years and we […]

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Sound cards, DAC’s and ADC’s

Published On: October 25, 2013

Digital audio needs a gateway both to the digital domain and to be converted back into the analogue domain before a recording can be made and heard. You can probably purchase a sound card for £10.00 on the internet these days and it will provide a stereo line input on a mini jack (analogue to […]

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