August 2019 – The Hypes

Hype August 2019

I often get the question what sort of tracks are currently being hyped. What kind of sound works right now, what is popular and what can we expect for the future? So I decided to list ten of the most popular and hyped tracks of that month, every month. By no means is this list complete, but it can give … Read More

July 2019 – The Hypes

Hype-July-2019

I often get the question what sort of tracks are currently being hyped. What kind of sound works right now, what is popular and what can we expect for the future? So I decided to list ten of the most popular and hyped tracks of that month, every month. By no means is this list complete, but it can give … Read More

Tip 22 – How to bring ‘Life & Movement’ into your tracks.

How to bring life and movement into your tracks

Hey guys (& girls), This time I want to talk a bit about how to put some ‘life’ and ‘movement’ into your tracks. That little bit of special sauce bringing a sense of depth that sparks the listeners interest subconsciously while not distracting from the main elements too much. This is probably the least technical tip that will drastically improve … Read More

What is a Ghost Producer?

What is a Ghost Producer?

What is a Ghost Producer? A Ghost Producer (or Ghost Writer) is a producer who produces music credited to another person. Ghost Producers are often used for writing music for popular genres, artists, acts or brands. The Ghost Producer remains anonymous and operates only in the background, not seeking to be in the spotlights. With the music industry becoming more and more demanding … Read More

Tip 20 – Clean & Controlled Sub Bass

clean & controlled subs

Clean & Controlled Sub Bass Not a very long tips & tricks post this time, as I want to talk about a very specific subject. It’s still a very important aspect of your track though. Too much of it, and your track sounds boomy, pushing away additional instruments. Too little of it, and your track will sound powerless. You probably … Read More

Tip 19 – Mix-down priorities

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Mix-down priorities A few blogs ago I wrote about how mixer buss routing would make it easier for you to improve your mix-downs. Today I’ll be talking about how thinking about the mix-down process and making conscious decisions will further improve the quality of your tracks. Furthermore I’ll give a few tips and pointers on how to make the most … Read More

Tip 18 – Transient Shaping & Designing

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Transient Shaping In order to dive deeper into the specifics of transient shaping, it’s important to first define what a transient is exactly. Wikipedia describes the term transient as following: “In acoustics and audio, a transient is a high amplitude, short-duration sound at the beginning of a waveform that occurs in phenomena such as musical sounds, noises or speech. It … Read More

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