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Navigating the Impact of AI on Music Production

In the ever-evolving landscape of music production, Artificial Intelligence (AI) emerges as both a boon and a curse, shaping the industry in unprecedented ways. As we delve into this dynamic relationship, it becomes evident that AI’s influence is a double-edged sword for music producers and sound engineers. <Navigating the Impact of AI on Music Production>

Software and equipment

Free Plugin – Sound Toys Little Plate Reverb

Unleashing Creativity: Soundtoys Little Plate Reverb Plug-in Now Free! If you’re a music producer, audio engineer, or enthusiast, you’re likely always on the lookout for new tools to elevate your sonic creations. Soundtoys, a renowned name in the world of audio processing, has just made your day by offering their beloved “Little Plate” reverb plug-in

Student Speaks – Anuj Thakur (GSAA batch 2022-23)

Student Speaks- In this blog is a series where previous batch students answer few of our questions. In this edition we have Anuj Thakur from the batch of 2022-23. 1 Could you tell us more about you? Hi !! I am Anuj, I play bass and I produce music. I’m from Amritsar-punjab, a very musical

Student Speaks – Aavash Upreti (GSAA batch 2022-23)

This blog is a series where previous batch students answer few of our questions.In this edition we have Aavash Upreti from the batch of 2022-23. 1 Could you tell us more about you? My name is Aavash Upreti. I am currently a Melbourne-based media composer, audio engineer, and music scholar currently pursuing a Master’s in

Students Speak

Student Speaks – Tushar Kangarkar (GSAA batch 2021-22)

Student Speaks – In this blog series features previous batch students sharing their insights in response to a few of our questions. In this edition we have Tushar Kangarkar from the batch of 2021-22. 1 Could you introduce yourself and tell us more about you? Hello, I am Tushar Kangarkar from Latur Maharashtra, I am


Exploring the World of Guitar Plugins and VSTs

In the ever-evolving landscape of music production, guitar plugins and virtual instruments (VSTs) have become indispensable tools for both guitarists and producers. These digital counterparts to traditional amplifiers and effects pedals offer unparalleled versatility, convenience, and creative potential. In this blog, we’ll dive into some of the most popular and powerful guitar plugins available, including


Kick start your career – Location Sound

Lights, camera, and audio – the trifecta that brings the magic of cinema to life! While stunning visuals and compelling performances steal the spotlight, it’s the seamless audio that truly transports us into the heart of the story. Behind this auditory masterpiece stands the location sound engineer, armed with a set of indispensable tools to


Gear Highlights- Avid HD I/O

In the dynamic world of audio production, where innovation and technology continually push the boundaries of creativity, having the right tools at your disposal can make all the difference. Enter the Avid HDIO—a powerhouse digital audio interface designed to meet the demanding needs of modern audio professionals. In this blog post, we’ll explore the capabilities

From The Live Room

How to Produce Music on a Budget

Producing music on a budget is not only possible but also a creative challenge that can lead to some incredible results. Whether you’re just starting your music production journey or looking to cut costs, here are some tips and strategies to help you produce music on a budget: GRAY SPARK AUDIO Step no. 1 Free


Looking for best sound engineering courses in Pune

Finding the best sound engineering courses in Pune is a crucial step towards pursuing a successful career in audio production, music, film, or other related fields. To make an informed decision, careful research and consideration of various factors are essential. Here, we’ll outline a series of steps to guide you in your search for the


Mastering the Art of Mixing: Tips for Achieving Clarity and Depth

Welcome back to Mastering the Art of Mixing! In today’s post, we’re diving into the world of mixing, a crucial aspect of music production that can make or break your tracks. Whether you’re just starting out or looking to refine your mixing skills, we’ve got some valuable tips to help you achieve clarity and depth


Elevate Your Audio Experience with Dolby Atmos Mixing

Dolby Atmos has revolutionized the audio industry by providing an immersive and three-dimensional sound experience like never before. This innovative audio format allows sound engineers to create captivating mixes that envelop the audience in a multidimensional audio landscape. In this blog, we will explore the magic of Dolby Atmos mixing and the benefits it brings


The Role of Equalization in Music Production

Equalization, commonly known as EQ, is a fundamental tool in music production that plays a crucial role in shaping the sound and achieving a balanced mix. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced producer, understanding the role of EQ can significantly improve your music production skills. In this blog, we will delve into the


Music Production in the Digital Age: Trends and Innovations

The digital age has revolutionized the landscape of music production, providing endless possibilities for creativity and innovation. In this blog, we’ll explore the emerging trends and cutting-edge innovations that are shaping the future of music production. From advanced technologies to new creative approaches, let’s dive into the exciting developments that every music producer should watch.

Hacks and Time-Saving Tips for Efficient Music Production

In the world of music production, time is of the essence. As a music studio, maximizing efficiency and productivity is crucial to meet deadlines, enhance creativity, and deliver high-quality results. In this blog, we will explore a variety of studio hacks and time-saving tips that can help streamline your music production process. These practical techniques

Mastering the Art of Sound Design

Sound design is a crucial aspect of music production, film, gaming, and various multimedia projects. It involves creating unique and captivating sounds to enhance the overall experience. If you aspire to become skilled at sound design, this comprehensive guide will provide you with valuable tips and techniques to help you on your journey. To learn


How to tune vocals

Tuning vocals using plugins like Waves Tune, Melodyne, and autotune can help you achieve a polished and pitch-perfect sound. Here’s a general guide on how to use these tools effectively: 1 Set up your vocal recording Ensure that you have a clean and well-recorded vocal track before starting the tuning process. Make sure there is


Strings arrangement

This is going to be a quick blog on what to keep in mind before and while producing a string section for a song. Arranging and programming string sections can greatly enhance the sound and impact of your music compositions. Here are some steps to help you arrange and program string sections effectively: Things to


Music Producer’s Perspective

As a music producer, analyzing and understanding the elements that make a hit song can provide valuable insights and inspiration for your own productions. In this blog, we’ll take a music producer’s perspective and dive into the breakdown of the biggest hits of the year. By dissecting these popular songs, we aim to uncover the


Build Your Own Home Studio on a Budget

Creating a home studio doesn’t have to break the bank. With careful planning and strategic choices, you can build a functional and budget-friendly setup right in the comfort of your own home. In this step-by-step guide, we’ll walk you through the process of building your own home studio on a budget, ensuring you have all


Tips to take Your Beats to the Next Level

Are you tired of the same old drum loops and standard sound effects in your music production? Are you looking for ways to spice up your beats and make your tracks stand out? Look no further, because we’ve got some cool ways to produce beats and effects that will take your music to the next


Music Producers Sample Packs

Music has been a significant part of human culture since ancient times, and over the years, it has undergone several transformations, from classical music to jazz, rock, pop, and electronic dance music. However, in recent times, a trend has emerged in the music industry, where artists rely heavily on sample packs and samples to produce


Top 10 Music Production Tools

As a music producer, having the right tools can make all the difference in your workflow and the quality of your final product. This blog is going to be a short one with just 10 pointers that you can check and get started as a music producer, and obviously these are just from a very


Free AutoTune for Music Production

This article lists the best free VST autotune plugins. For more categories of music software, return to Free VST Plugins. (Free AutoTune for Music Production Blog) Autotune is an indispensable tool in music production. You’ll hear auto-tuned vocals from all genres of music, from the latest chart-topping singles to indie demos. Once exclusive to the

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From The Live Room

Overcome Creative Block in Music Production

As a music producer, there is nothing more frustrating than facing a creative block. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a beginner, we all struggle with getting stuck in our creative process. Fortunately, there are several strategies you can use to overcome a creative block in music production. In this blog, we’ll explore some of


Looking to invest in audio plugins?

When it comes to producing and mixing music, having the right audio plugins can make a huge difference in the quality of your final product. With so many options available, it can be overwhelming to try to determine which ones are the best for your specific needs. In this blog post, we’ll go over some


PulTec EQ

The PulTec EQ P-1A is a classic equalizer that has been used on countless recordings over the past several decades. It’s known for its warm, smooth sound and ability to shape the tonality of a track in a subtle yet effective way. All top audio engineering schools have this EQ to build new audio engineers

Audio signals

Audio Signals – Mic, Line, Instrument & Speaker

Learn the difference between mic-level signal, instrument-level signal, line-level signal, and speaker-level signal.   Microphone, instrument, line and speaker level signals differ in terms of voltage levels. From weakest to strongest voltage level goes the mic level signal, the instrument level signal, the line level signal and then the speaker level signal. – Audio Signals

Software and equipment

Top 3 Free Plugins 2022

Free plugins are one of the best things about being a producer in 2022. Quality music production tools have never been more accessible to the average musician. But with more freeware plugins popping up on the scene every day, it’s not easy to know which ones are worth your time. That’s why every month we

Mixing vs mastering
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Mixing vs Mastering – music production

Simply put, mixing is the process of mixing multiple audio recordings together. Mastering, on the other hand, is the final check to ensure that audio material is ready for playback and distribution. (Mixing vs Mastering – music production blog) Let’s compare the goals of mixing and mastering as taught in top music production academy in