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5 Common Mistakes While Recording

5 Common Mistakes While Recording Blog With the flexibility of digital music production, it can be easy to think of tracking as a relatively unimportant step in the music recording process. If your sound is largely dependent on digital processing, why bother with small details like microphone placement or preamp selection? Aren’t these considerations just

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Educational

Future of Sound – Ambisonics

Introduction to Ambisonics Ambisonics is a full-fledged surround sound format: in addition to the horizontal plane, it covers sound sources above and below the listener. Unlike various multi-channel surround formats, the transmission channels in ambisonics do not carry speaker signals. Instead, they contain a speaker-independent representation of the sound field called B-format, which is then

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Audio money
Educational

5 alternate ways to make money as an Audio Engineer

Many of us got into sound because we are music lovers. That’s definitely the path I took – my audio skills were just a byproduct of my need to record my own music. Once I started going to gigs as an audio engineer, I started to realize that there are a lot of audio jobs

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7 Stereo Mic Techniques You Should Try

Engineers have been looking for various ways to record a source with better imaging and without compromising on the quality.  With more than one mic there will always be phasing issues but it notice it and get it fixed is the right way. Stereo miking techniques can use 2 and more mics. We have shortlisted

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Audio Meme
Educational

What is Audio Clipping?

We’ve all heard the word and know about its horrible act of making the sound sound bad, but do we really understand what it is? Sound trim is often referred to or associated with red-lining. Let’s get into the awesome “Audio Clipping”. So what is Audio Clipping? Every machine has a limit, if you try

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Techs For Sound Engineers and Music Producers

We are almost at the middle of the year, 2022 and there have been so many new technologies that have come up, with the revolutionary M1 Chip Technology by Apple and now even M2 being announced. The upgrade in processing that these chips have brought have changed the whole speed and efficiency game for systems

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Software and equipment

Top 5 Headphones for Mixing Mastering

Today we are reviewing the best headphones for 2022 mixing and mastering. As you know, the market is very saturated with old and new headphones, each with its own twists and excitement added to the listening experience by boosting and reducing specific frequencies, therefore understanding any headphones is very important for any mix mastering engineer. To overcome this endless

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Pro tools blog
Industry Updates

Everything about Pro Tools 2022.4 Artist, Studio, Flex

Avid has once again updated their DAW formats now creating 3 types of the same DAW and focused on being more user oriented. Pro Tools 2022.4 comprises Pro Tools Artist, Pro Tools Studio and Pro Tools Flex, and as the name suggests each type is oriented towards a specific user ie. Beginner Artists, Serious Music

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