• Mastering,  Mixing,  Music,  Plugins

    Top 5 Best LoFi VST Plugins For FREE

    If you produce and engineer music you may be wondering what a good lo-fi plugin is. If you’re new to lo-fi plugins, they add a certain warmth and saturation to the sound; giving it a richer texture and tone. This makes the sound feel more real and gives it more life. Here are 5 cool plugins I found that really help your sound and add that tone that you might be looking for. Great part is they’re all free. LOFI LOFI is a nice plugin I found that has a ton of features to give you that sound that you want out of your instruments. It has pitch shifting. The…

  • Music

    Top 5 Alternatives to Pro Tools

    You may have wanted to try out music composition, engineering, and producing. On the top of the best software to use you’ll see Pro Tools. Then there are those who may not be able to afford Pro Tools or want to see what else is out there. For you guys out there, here are 5 great alternatives you can use. Some are even FREE! Tracktion Waveform Pros Clean interfaceEasy to understandVery logically structured.Very stable Cons Not open sourceCrashes a lotCreative Tools LMMS Pros Free and open sourceHas the possibility to become a great open-source alternative to FL StudioCross-platform Cons No merging or splicing optionsCrashes a lotGUI is looks bad Ardour…

  • Mixing,  Music,  Vocals

    Top 5 Tips to Fix Your Muddy Vocals and Mixes

    Have you ever had that one mix that was just so “muddy” but you just couldn’t figure out what it was? I’m right there with you. It’s frustrating when you’re trying to trying to find the instrument or frequency that’s making that thick sound but you can’t really clear it up. Feels like a thick piece of mucus that just won’t come up. Here, I’ll talk to you about five great ways to attack the problem. Drums It’s good to get the drums out of the way first. Single out each drum and target the drums that stick out the most on the low end (bass drum etc). This will…

  • Mastering,  Music

    Top 5 Tips for Better Mastering Results

    Mastering tracks can be a difficult task for beginning producers and engineers. There are a lot of opinions circulating on what the best ways are. Personally I don’t listen to opinion. I prefer to take advice and add it onto my own. I believe you should all do the exact same.  Check The Files First and foremost, always check the mixed tracks before sending them to the final mastering engineer and or mastering them. Do not start mastering with tracks that don’t correlate. You always want to make sure you label the files correctly. For example, you don’t want to place the word “Final” on anything until the complete master…

  • Mixing,  Music

    Top 5 Mixing Mistakes That Destroy Your Tracks

    Welcome When mixing music, you have two people in the world. There are the ones who follow rules set out by others, and those who use their ears when making music. The ones who follow rules set out by others tend to miss out on the creative parts of the process. The ones who use their ears on the other hand, are the ones who typically create the rules for those who follow them. Music mistakes are less rigid and more focused on how you approach the process. High-Passing HP Filtering is when you are working with instruments in mid to high frequency range. You can ruin your mixes if…

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