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Published (October 6th, 2012)
When mixing your music, you will use multiple tracks or channels. The mastering of your music is priced according to the number of tracks used. A 9 track/channel song is less expensive to have mastered than a 12 track/channel song. Now that you have some idea of how music mastering is priced, you need to prepare it properly for a studio to take over the mastering. To start with your main out or stereo out should have no plug-ins such as an EQ, a limiter, a spectral enhancer or a loudness maximizer.
Published (October 6th, 2012)
When it’s time to begin your master, keep these things in mind. Each time you make an adjustment on the EQ of one instrument, you will affect all the other instrument’s recordings as well. The main goal with mastering is to get tonal balance and optimized dynamics in your music. Too much adjusting may mean you need to go back to the mixing stage to correct problems you hear in the music.
Published (August 8th, 2012)
The kick drum is the key to about every hip hop and pop track you hear on the radio these days It’s important to get that kick drum to sit perfect in the mix. If the kick drum is within a loop track you may want to extract it to separate audio track or Copy and paste the kick audio into a sampler. Assuming the kick is on a separate track there are some good ways to EQ, Mix, and mess with the signal.
Published (August 8th, 2012)
A friend brought a CD of an artist he had produced to my studio and listened to it my studio he was surprised that it didn’t sound the same as it did in his studio. We had different monitors of course and totally different environment. People are sometimes confused as to why their mixes sound good in their system but different, or worst in other systems. I used to mix songs and then take them to circuit city or best buy and listen to them in an array of stereos in the store just to see how they sounded in different speakers.
Published (May 27th, 2012)
Midi, or Musical instrument digital interface, is a control language that allows compatible music devices to communicate with each other. With MIDI you can use one device (known as a master or controller) to operate another (called a slave). Each Midi cable can carry sixteen channels of information. The most common MIDI application is to have a keyboard controller driving one or more sound modules. The keyboard generates the note information (called a message) and the slaves make the sound.
Published (May 27th, 2012)
If you imagine yourself making a number one tune and you can see all the accolades rushing into your Twitter account, you’ll first need to record your music.
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