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

Book interview – Dutch DJs

interview

A few weeks ago we’ve had the pleasure to give an interview about our Ghost Production business for the upcoming book ‘Dutch DJs’ by Anthony Donner. We’ve had a little chat about what kind of work we do on a daily business, what the profession of ‘Ghost Producer’ is exactly, how it can help artists grow in their careers and what’s … 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

Interview Producer Loops

A while back we did an interview with the people from Producer Loops, talking about Ghost Producer NL, how we started, the music business and music production and samples in general. The resulted interview turned out really interesting. With tons of in-depth information about our business. Check out a quick snippet from the interview here: “It’s no longer the dirty … Read More

Our achievements so far..

achievements

Over the years of music production we’ve had some great achievements. To give you an impression, we’ve compiled a small list of some of the things we’ve done. Achievements (Inter) National Radio Charts – Multiple charts in multiple countries. Music Portal Top Charts – Beatport, iTunes, TrackitDown, Spotify, etc. (Inter) National TV Shows – Watched by millions of people all over … 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