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Headphones vs Speaker
Software and equipment

What should you use to Mix – Headphones or Speakers? (Part 1)

This blog post is the first of a two part series, in which I hope to answer The common and often debated question of whether one should mix on headphones or Speakers Which headphones or speakers should an engineer, starting out, invest in. What are the characteristics or specs of the equipment that you should

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Industry Updates

6 Interesting Audio Podcasts to Follow for a budding Audio Engineer:

No. 1 Bobby Owsinski’s Inner Circle Podcast In this Podcast, music industry guru Bobby Owsinski gives you his personal insights into the industry of music covering industry news, reviews, analysis and tips, as well as offering amazing interviews with prominent industry movers and shakers on every show! If you know Bobby, you know you’re in

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Analog Summing
Tutorials / Masterclass

Summing ITB Vs Analog Summing

Today through this blog I would like to address the common misconceptions people have about mixing, and how mixing ITB Vs mixing on an Analog Console is different and which approach is better suited for a certain sound. Firstly let’s try to understand what summing means. In the modern recording process, we are usually working

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Classroom
Miscellaneous

Should you go to an audio engineering school or not?

So you like making music in your bedroom? You’re a DJ or a singer-songwriter and are looking to take this interest in music to the next step? Well most students who are looking to get into the field of sound are novices in either music or film, who are looking to find their niche in

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mastering
Miscellaneous

5 things you should ask before Mastering a Song!

There’s still a lot of things that people don’t know about “Mastering” but it has now become a term that gets clubbed with Mixing and has a certain mystery around it. Mastering has somehow gained the reputation of the final process in the post-production chain that will fix all the mistakes that go in the

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EQ
Industry Updates

Equipment and Gear Highlights for 2019 Part 2

If you haven’t already, go check out Part one of this blog Here No. 1 Wes Audio: Hyperion The second notable equipment that we should talk about this year is the WES Audio range of products. Like their other Swedish competitors Bettermaker, the WES Audio products offer fully Analog Gear with a built-in digital interface.

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Desktop Mixer
Industry Updates

Audio Gear Highlights from 2019 – Part 1

Buying and finding the right gear can be one of the most satisfying experiences of being an audio engineer, not just buying it but finding a way to make it a part of your workflow and watching your work change as you make them a part of your recording process is extremely satisfying. In today’s

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Audio Mixing
Tutorials / Masterclass

Common mistakes people make while Mixing – and how to avoid them!

I’ve been teaching and working as an Audio Engineer for the past 11 years and through the years I’ve encountered a number of upcoming mix engineers who find themselves stuck at a point, not knowing what the next step should be. In this post, I’m going to break down some of these common mistakes everyone

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Audio Engineer
Miscellaneous

5 Tips to safeguard your biggest resource

I’m writing this post to tell you guys about something that we overlook often on a daily basis until it’s too late, today I will discuss with you guys some tips that I believe audio engineers should keep a lookout for to protect their most valuable assets as an Audio Engineer. YOUR EARS. Here are

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