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Best Affordable Studio Speakers (Monitors) For Home Studios

Studio speakers, often referred to as studio monitors, are fundamentally different from conventional Hi-Fi speakers. Their primary goal? Unadulterated, precise sound reproduction. Unlike Hi-Fi speakers, which often “beautify” the sound, studio monitors offer an honest insight into your mixes. In this article, we dive deep into the heart of every home studio: the studio speakers, […]

10 Best LA-2A Emulation VST Plugins (Free and Paid)

Best LA-2A Emulation VST Plugins (Free and Paid)

The Teletronix LA-2A compressor is a legend in the music industry, known for its warm, smooth sound that has graced countless recordings over the decades. With its unique tube-driven electro-optical attenuator system that allows instantaneous gain reduction with no increase in harmonic distortion, the LA-2A levels audio signals like no other compressor ever made. Teletronix […]

How to Make FL Studio Run Faster on Your Computer

How to Make FL Studio Run Faster on Your Computer

There’s nothing more frustrating than trying to produce a new beat in FL Studio only to have your PC start freezing, making strange sounds, and feeling like it’s about to explode. Don’t worry; there are several settings you can adjust to make FL Studio run smoothly again. In this article, I’ll walk you through a […]

How To Prepare Your Song For AI Music Mastering

How To Prepare Your Tracks For AI Music Mastering

Mastering is the final step in the music production process, providing the polish and power your track needs to compete in the professional arena. With the advent of AI music mastering technology, achieving high-quality sound has become more accessible than ever. However, the effectiveness of AI mastering is contingent on the quality of the mix […]

Audio Mastering with Artificial Intelligence: The Future of Sound

Audio Mastering with Artificial Intelligence - The Future of Sound

The music production landscape is witnessing a revolutionary change with the integration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in mastering audio tracks. This innovation is not just a testament to technological advancements but also a game-changer for artists, producers, and audio engineers who seek efficiency, consistency, and superior sound quality. Let’s explore the rise of AI in […]

How To Use iZotope Ozone Match EQ Plugin in Mastering

How To Use iZotope Ozone Match EQ Plugin in Mastering

One of the most powerful mastering plugins is the iZotope Ozone and for sure one of the most transformative modules inside this plugin suite is the Match EQ.  iZotope Ozone Match EQ module offers unparalleled precision in shaping the tonal balance of a mix. In this article, I’ll walk you through the process of using […]

How To Inverse EQ & Match EQ Using Fabfilter Pro-Q3

How To Use Inverse EQ and Match EQ Using Fabfilter Pro-Q3

Aiming for clarity and separation in a mix is a constant pursuit. One of the most effective audio mixing techniques I often use is “match EQ” and “inverse EQ”. These methods have revolutionized how I approach frequency management, helping me carve out distinct spaces for each element in a mix. In this article, I’ll guide […]

Vocal Serial Compression With 2 Compressors: The 1176 & LA-2A

Vocal compression is a crucial technique in audio engineering that helps to balance the dynamic range of vocals, ensuring every word is heard clearly within a mix. This process involves reducing the volume of the loudest parts and bringing up the quieter parts, creating a more consistent and polished sound. Discover how to use 2 […]

How To Use a Pultec EQ For Warm And Punchy Sound

In this article, I’m going to show you how to use any Pultec EQ plugin to create a silky, warm sound with punch – perfect for percussion, vocals, bass, and mastering. To demonstrate different EQ applications, I will use the “RARE” Pultec EQ emulation plugin from Analog Obsession. You can download this plugin completely for […]

Mastering Loudness: Best Strategies for Maximum Loudness

Mastering Loudness Best Strategies for Maximum Loudness

Achieving maximum loudness in your tracks can make a significant difference in how your music is perceived. Today, I’ll share my strategies for maximum loudness, ensuring your mixes sound impressive on any platform and playback system. Let’s first delve into the history and fundamentals of loudness… The Digital Revolution As we experimented with digital audio, […]