Tip 17 – Louder is Better? – Perceived loudness

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Louder is better? Many of you will have heard of the ‘loudness war’. A typical name for the fact music has been pushed harder and louder for the last decade or more, reducing the dynamic range of the music more and more. Audiophiles will say it degrades the audio quality; removing all the different nuances in the dynamic range and … Read More

Tip 16 – Mixer Buss Routing for better mix-downs!

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Buss Routing Mixer Buss Routing: Both for workflow purposes as for the benefit of your mixdown, it’s often best to do a basic set-up for your mix before you even start producing. The easiest way to do this is to break your mix down into specific elements and group them into main mixer busses. This is something you can prepare … Read More

New demo: EDM / Big Room 2017

EDM / Big Room Demo 2017

We’re happy to present the latest addition to our demo portfolio. Now hold on to yer hats! 🙂 Our latest demo will surely blow you away. The big kicks, strong basslines and a catchy melodies will bring the party to your speakers. Check it out now! If you happen to be looking for a track in this style, or any … Read More

Tip 15 – Networking – Getting your tracks out there!

Tips 15 - Networking

So, You’re an artist. You’ve got a good backstory and you have some really good tracks as well. But getting people to hear your tracks has proven to be a bit more tricky than you initially thought. And preferably you don’t just want anyone to hear your tracks, you want the right people to hear your tracks. Now what? The … Read More

New demo: Deep & Tropical House

deep & tropical house

We’re happy to present the latest addition to our demo portfolio. With the ever-growing popularity of both the deep house sound as well as the tropical house sound, we thought it would be a good idea to combine the both. The result is a track combining lush atmospheres, extremely catchy plucks and warm vocals to really give you that tropical island-vibe. … Read More

Tip 14 – Boost your Creativity!

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Hey guys, Back for another production tip this week. This time it’s not about a special production technique or science behind how sound behaves, instead we’re going to talk about more of an elusive matter when it comes to the production of music; creativity. And more specifically, how to boost your inspiration. While this might be very personal, I’m sure … Read More

Tip 13 – Reverb – how to get that real sound

Tips13 - algorithmic vs convolution reverb

Yes, we’re gonna talk about Reverb. Ever since the introduction of digital music recording and processing, the audio community has been looking for ways to get digital reverberation  sound as close as possible to a real space situation or true analog forms of reverb. The theory is fairly simple; a large number of reflections of a sound signal which then is … Read More

Tip 11 – Sidechaining your Reverb / Delay

Sidechaining

So, you probably use a form of delay or reverb in every single track right? It’s a great way to give a sound some movement, make it more interesting, smooth out the sounds a bit (I mean, that’s why your vocals sound so good in the bathroom), or push it towards the back of the mix a little. It’s very … Read More

Tip 06 – Referencing Your Tracks!

What’s happening in my lows? What’s happening in the lows of that commercially released and great sounding track? And what’s the difference between the two? How loud are the vocals in that track compared to the vocals in mine? Why does my track sound so shallow and narrow while the other track sounds so loud and wide? All (and more) … Read More

Tip 05 – Turn your ideas into reality

When starting out with production it can be hard to translate the ideas you have in your head into real music, especially when you have loads of inspiration. Even experienced producers sometimes spend a lot of time crafting the exact melody they have imagined. Wouldn’t it be easy if you could just sing, whistle or hum your melody, and use … Read More