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PMSFX Interview - Sound Designer Phil Michalski

Jun 13, 2019

This PMSFX interview is going to break down Phil Michalski’s experience in sound design and journey in the audio industry. You’ll learn about some of the best plugins to use when designing sound effects and how to go about making SFX too. There is so much to take away from this interview with Phil

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Sound Designers

How To Make Better Intros To Your Music

Aug 30, 2019

In this tutorial, I'll teach you how to make better intros to your music. So, if you're having a hard time trying to figure out how to simply start your song or really don't know how to make it progress, this blog post is for you.

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Composition

Chase Bethea Interview - Composer for Video Games

Jun 03, 2019

In this interview with Chase Bethea, we’ll be talking about the journey you may face as a video game music (VGM) composer and some of the process behind creating! Not only that but Chase talks about what you may expect going from different stages of work such as aspiring, part-time, and full-time.

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Composers

5 FREE Audio Distortion Effects for Windows & Mac

May 24, 2019

These are the best free audio distortion effect plugins for windows and mac. This list is going to show you examples of 5 different VSTs and some of them are available as AU plugins too. If you want to hear what each one sounds like...

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Software

Alex Heselton Interview - Dialogue & Sound Design

May 30, 2019

This interview with Alex Heselton will teach you a lot about dialogue, sound design, and the contrast of diversity at the workplace. With experience working on indie and AAA games from in-house, freelance, or from an out-of-house studio, she really knows her way around the audio battlefield.

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Sound Designers

Mixing Tips For Beginners (Any DAW)

May 24, 2019

These mixing tips for beginners are great if you're just starting out or if you've hit a plateau and are looking to improve your mixing. This post is going to break down some of the most fundamental and important mixing tips and techniques that you can be applying to your audio production.

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Composition

How To Use Gain Staging To Get A Better Mix

Aug 01, 2019

If you're unsure about what gain staging is or why you should be doing it, this tutorial will teach you how to use gain staging to get a better mix. Stick around, because I'm going to be talking about what you can do in your DAW, as well as your plugins to properly set up gain staging.

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Mixing & Mastering