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Music School Vs Audio School

This is going to be a short blog in a series of commonly asked questions and misconceptions about the field of Audio Engineering and Music Production ie Music School Vs Audio School. In this blog, we will go over what may seem like a very simple question but is the cause of confusion for a

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Types of Compressors

The 5 types of audio compressors are VCA (voltage controlled amplifier), FET (field effect transistor), optical, tube, and PWM (pulse width modulation). Each of these compressors work on different principles thus each type of compressor has its own characteristic that it adds to the signal. So let’s get to know more about each of these

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5 Best Free Plugins For Audio Engineers or Music Producers

We all love free stuff and especially stuff that can enhance and add to the sound of our projects. In this blog today we will talk about a few free plugins we have discovered this year. Valhalla Supermassive ValhallaDSP is renowned for producing some of the best (and best free) plugins on the market. Their reverbs

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Student’s Releases – Batch 20-21

In this blog, we’re showcasing our Student’s releases that they’ve worked on over the course of their year at Gray Spark Audio Academy. They’ve filled multiple roles, be that of Engineer, Musician, Producer or Mix engineer and done a fantastic job! CHASING HER – Jxoel & Mythl This song is produced by Mithil and Co-produced

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5 Benefits of going to an Audio School

This is a very common question that I come across and simply put the answer is, “It Depends” There are a lot of good Audio Engineering Programs out there that impart some really high-quality education to students. But that being said there are a lot of factors to look at when making a decision about

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Comparing Different Overhead Microphones

In this blog we will change things up a little, here we are going to try to understand the difference between different overhead microphones and the specific sound they impart. In this video, we will be comparing Neumann KM 184 Sennheiser E 614 Shure SM 57 Sennheiser MD 421 I would like you to take

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Tutorial to set up Dolby Atmos renderer with ProTools

In this post today I will walk you through the process of setting up the Dolby Atmos Renderer and how to effectively use it with Pro Tools.The setup process is pretty simple and we will go through all the steps one by one. Related blog: What is Spatial Audio? Step 1 Download the Dolby Atmos

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How to Fix the “Bass” in your room

A lot of us work in untreated environments and the main issue that most of us face when mixing or monitoring and recording is the lack of accurate Bass definition in a room. Usually smaller rooms by definition have nulls move higher as the room gets smaller. We don’t always have the luxury to always

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Industry Updates

What is Spatial Audio?

Spatial Audio is a new Audio Format introduced by Apple in their recent ’21 Apple Music conference. As usual, after something Apple announces there is a huge hype surrounding the release. To understand how Spatial Audio works, we would first need to understand how our ear can place a sound in space around it. Contact

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