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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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How to Practice Ear Training

Ear training is the process in which musicians and audio engineers use only hearing to gauge pitches, intervals, melodies and chords etc.In this blog post we will primarily be talking about “Pitch” or frequency interval training. This training involves training you ear to easily identify which frequencies are popping out of the given sound. Step

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What even is dB FS?

What really are Decibels? Decibels simply put are a way to take large values of measurements and convert them into a simpler more understandable set of numbers. Decibel is 1/10th of a Bel, named after Alexander Graham Bell who first used them to measure the loss of signals over telephone lines. Decibels come in many

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4 plugins you’ve probably heard of but dont use enough

Step no. 1 De-Esser / Resonance Suppressor There are various Resonance suppressor plugins in the market right now, tools like Soothe and TDR Nova that can be of real help in situations where you have extreme resonances with your sound source. They can work like De-essers as well and help you clean up things that

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Palindroma – Ghosts Interview with Nitin M Krishna

Step no. 1 What process do you follow when writing songs? Do you have ideas that you create and go back to them later in the music production phase? There is no particular process that I follow. Sometimes inspiration just hits and I’ll be done with the song in a few hours. Sometimes I’d come

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Top 5 Saturators to look at for your mix and master

A Saturator is a tool that is commonly used during a mixing and mastering stage to add certain harmonic excitement to a track. Saturators come in various forms and today we will talk about a few common saturators that I use in my Mastering chain and that drive a lot of decisions that are taken

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Software and equipment

10 Mastering Plugins that I can’t live without

Everyone has their set of tools that they can’t live without, today in this blog post i’ll discuss some of the Mastering Plugins that are always a part of my signal chain. They vary from different kinds of EQs to compressors to Saturators. This post could be helpful for people who are looking for new

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