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Mastering Secrets They Don’t Want You To Know

Mastering Secrets They Don’t Want You To Know

Posted by in Mastering, Saturation, Ssh! on 20. Mar, 2016 | 7 Comments

Disclaimer: In revealing this secret, I’m refraining from judgment of the Award Winning Mastering Engineers that service using this technique. The use of this technique may upset some when they learn of it—don’t blame the messenger. Okay, here we go. I’m playing with fire by even discussing this outside of Professional Mastering circles. I’m about to blow the […]

Additive or Subtractive EQ? Mixing and Mastering Tips!

Additive or Subtractive EQ? Mixing and Mastering Tips!

Posted by in EQ, Mastering, Mixing on 19. Mar, 2016 | 3 Comments

There’s has been a lot of discussion, debate, and educational material on servicing subtractive versus additive EQ in professional mixing and mastering. Generally, the trend in suggesting a “proper” technique has leaned toward subtractive EQ in recent years. Is this advice correct? I would like to offer my professional perspective on this topic. Subtractive EQ simply […]

Why Is Mastering So Popular? Should It Be? Hot or Just Hype?

Why Is Mastering So Popular? Should It Be? Hot or Just Hype?

Posted by in Mastering, Ssh! on 18. Mar, 2016 | 1 Comment

Everyone is talking about professional mastering services. You’ve heard all sorts of buzz about how important mastering is. You probably heard that mastering is required to get that radio ready sound. Why is mastering so popular? What I have to say about mastering will certainly change your outlook! Is Mastering That Important? What happened to mixing? My Professional […]

Professional EQ’s to Boost & Cut in your Mix!

Professional EQ’s to Boost & Cut in your Mix!

Posted by in EQ, Mastering, Mixing on 17. Mar, 2016 | 3 Comments

Yesterday I discussed the differences between additive and subtractive EQ in a mix or master. You can read that article here. Today I will discuss what kinds of EQ’s to use for each type of processing for professional results. If you are unsure which to use, you might want to check out yesterdays article first. Choosing […]

Secret Mix Trick: Reference the Intros!

Secret Mix Trick: Reference the Intros!

Posted by in Mastering, Mixing, Ssh! on 16. Mar, 2016 | 2 Comments

Have you ever compared your mix to professional mixes and masters? Sure you have! I’m talking about when you’ve just finished—or just about finished—your mix, and you want to see how it stacks up to some of the greats.   Chorus to Chorus You probably first tried doing this by skipping to some random part of […]

Art of Mix Clipping — Time To Break The Rules!

Art of Mix Clipping — Time To Break The Rules!

Posted by in Mastering, Mixing, Saturation on 13. Mar, 2016 | 2 Comments

Mixing & Mastering “Rules” Clipping is not professional, right? Sometimes. Can clipping be good? Sometimes. Running the tape recorder into the red is good, but digital clipping is bad, right? Yes… Sometimes. This article will look into these questions, find answers, and explain them. The History Of Clipping For every decade audio recording has been […]