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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

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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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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

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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 (Blog)

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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

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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

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Mistakes to look out while Mixing and Music Production

It’s no secret that the music industry is oversaturated with budding artists and musicians. Standing out from the crowd with your recordings can be difficult, but there are a few key things you can do to make your music sound more professional. If you want to get better at music production join top music production

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Checklist for all First timers

Being in a recording studio is such a therapeutic experience, most artists would live in it if they had the chance. The energy you find in a good recording studio with a professional team, a warm environment and a creative atmosphere is definitely unmatched. Even non-artists can find joy in being in the studio and


Ideal Mixing Room

(The ideal room for Mixing) – A “good sounding” recording room basically means a room with controlled and low reflections. For learning the science of how sound waves travel and the behaviour of sound is important for building a good space for mixing you can join any sound engineering institute in India to learn the acoustics

5 Music Marketing Strategies

Marketing on digital platforms is becoming a necessary and unskippable step for any independent artist. So what are the best music marketing strategies for musicians and songwriters? Being a musician or composer can often mean taking on many new roles. As creating and performing your original music remains at the top of your to-do list,

All about Granular Synthesis in music production

Music production is an art and science to making music using technologies. It’s a combination of being a musician in first place but also being a geek about virtual instruments and how to use a basic DAW to put down that ideas. – All about Granular Synthesis in music productionNow coming to Granular Synthesis, it’s

VU Meter – Some Audio Metering History

Today there are so many different types of audio measurements to choose from that it can be overwhelming if you let yourself get overwhelmed. The fact is that many of today’s meter options come from the standard analog VU meter, which is much older than you think. To know more about reading audio and how

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What’s Bitcrushing? 5 Best Bitcrusher Plugins for Music Production

Bitcrushing is an instantly recognizable sound effect. What’s Bitcrushing? 5 Best Bitcrusher Plugins for Music Production Its signature digital tone can sound like a broken sound card or a corrupted audio file. Even so, it’s a unique sonic texture that can be used creatively to create interest and variety in your sound. In this article,

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Is it Even Worth Going to a Recording Studio?

Is it even worth going to a recording studio in 2022 when you have the luxury for recording everything in your bedroom or so you thinkStudios are fun. They usually have nice and cozy interiors, nice people (if people aren’t welcoming and nice the studio would have a hard time running), big screens, nice shiny

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Top 6 Audio Issues for YouTube Videos

Learn how to identify and fix these common sound issues to improve the quality of your YouTube videos and how we do it at our sound engineering academy in India. As a creator, you already have all the checklists for creating great videos: Engaging content? Check. Catchy Visuals? check. Crisp Audio? …and if you hesitated

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How to export stems the right way

I have noticed a lot of artists and producers exporting their stems the wrong way for mixing mastering purposes, hence the whole purpose of writing this blog. I hope this (How to export stems the right way) blog can help you all to export stems the right way. When you are sending your song for

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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


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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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


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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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