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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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Software and equipment

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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Tutorials / Masterclass

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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Plugins
Software and equipment

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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