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Headphone mixes

What should you use to Mix – Headphones or Speakers? – Part 2

In the last blog post, we spoke about the pros of using speakers against headphones for mixing and what Headphones can and should be used for in mixing. As a continuation of our last discussion let’s also go through certain things that we as engineers should take care of when we are working on a …

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Headphones vs Speaker

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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mastering

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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Audio Mixing

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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Communication

Step by Step Guide to Recording Demos:

Before musicians come in to record at the studio, we often sit down for an initial meeting to discuss the conceptual idea that they have in mind. When it comes to music, more often than not, it is hard for a musician to verbally express sonic concepts. What we do at this stage is ask for demos that they might have of their songs. In my previous blogs, I have underscored the importance of having demos of your songs ready before hitting the studio, and in this blog we help you understand why.