Tip 14 – Boost your Creativity!

Tips14 - boost your creativity

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 12 – Why do your mixes sound ‘Muddy’ and Soft?

why your mix sounds muddy and soft

You might have heard people speak about the term ‘muddy’ when it comes to your mix downs. And possibly you’ve wondered what they meant with that. Or perhaps you already know but haven’t been able to figure out how to fix it. No worries, we’ve got you covered. In this feature ‘tips & tricks’ we’ll focus on what exactly a … 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 10 – Mixing in Mono

Tips10 Mixing in Mono

Now since we’ve had a few tips about stereo imaging so far, and all the focus nowadays seems to be how to get everything to sound as wide as possible, I’d like to go down a different route and actually focus on the mono. As I’ve explained in my previous tips, the mono (or mid) information in a sound is … Read More

Tip 09 – Stereo Imaging – Part 2

Stereo Imaging Part 2

So, part two about Stereo Imaging. There are several ways to make sounds wide, but they all work in a similar way. What makes a sound “wide” (or stereo) is the difference of the audio signal of the left and right channel. If both output a completely similar signal, it’s mono. If not, you get a stereo effect. We won’t … Read More

Tip 08 – All About Compression!

Hey guys, Here’s my new production tip for this time. I’ve always had tons of questions on compression. Compression can seem really hard to understand, but once you understand the basics of compressors and how (and why) they work, it will make your music production / audio engineering life so much easier. So let’s just dive in! 🙂 Traditional compression … Read More

Tip 07 – Watermarking Your Tracks in FL Studio!

Audio Watermarking your tracks in FL Studio (or other DAWs) So, we all know the hassle. When sending out your tracks to labels or DJ’s or showcasing them on social media you never know what happens with your tracks. Sure, the bigger labels are all credible, but we’ve all heard of fraudulent smaller labels, DJ’s, or people ripping off tracks … 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