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3 Ways To Make Your Mix Sound Full

Oct 12, 2019

If you find that your mixes always sound empty or aren't as full as they could be, I'll teach you how to make your song or sound effect, sound full in this mixing tutorial. The three main tips I'll talk about in this post are; How to use effect plugins like reverb and delay to fill empty space...

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Mixing & Mastering

How To Install Plugins & Sample Packs in FL Studio

Oct 02, 2019

Learn how to add plugins to fl studio 20. You'll also learn how to add sample packs and sound libraries to fl studio too. This tutorial will walk you through what folders you need to put your VST plugins into (the .dll files) and how to get those into FL Studio.

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DAWs & Middleware

How To Double Track Synths to Make a Wider Mix

Aug 30, 2019

If you're wondering how to get a wider mix, there's a technique called double tracking. This is where you take a sound, duplicate it, and route them to different mixer tracks. Then, you pan one to the far left, and the other to the far right. But, leaving it like this can lead you to an unwanted...

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Mixing & Mastering

How To Sidechain in FL Studio 20

Aug 24, 2019

Learn how to sidechain in FL Studio 20 with this sidechaining tutorial. With sidechain compression, you can make your leading elements stand out while ducking the volume of other sounds that are played at the same time. If you're wondering what sidechaining is & how to use this mixing technique...

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DAWs & Middleware

How To Convert Voice Memos to MP3/WAV in iTunes

Aug 01, 2019

This is how to convert voice memos to mp3 in iTunes. Whether you recorded a melody, Foley, or anything from your iPhone, iPod, etc, you can transfer voice memos from your iPhone to your computer and turn them into a WAV file or even an MP3. These can be used in a DAW to make sound effects, etc.

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DAWs & Middleware

How To Make Drum Loops Sound Better

Jun 27, 2019

Learn how to make drum loops and percussion sound better in this blog post. Drums can start to sound pretty stale after listing to a typical 1 or 2 bar loop for an entire song. So, In this music production tutorial, I'll teach you how to make percussion sound better.

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Composition

How To Make Better Transition Effects In Your Music

Jun 21, 2019

Learn how to make better transition effects in your music in this blog post. It's rather boring to switch from one part of your arrangement to another without any transition effects to make it a bit smoother. If you're wondering how to make your own unique transition effects, stick around.

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Sound Design

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

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

How To Mix And Master Video Game Music

Aug 01, 2019

Ever wonder how to mix and master video game music? This mixing and mastering tutorial is going to break down the basics of how it's done and some of the key things that are involved in this process. In the first section, we’ll go over mixing and after that, there will be a part about mastering.

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Mixing & Mastering

How To Make A Sound Library In Any DAW

Mar 15, 2019

If you want to make a sound effects library or sample pack but don't really know how to go about it, this tutorial will show you my process from start to finish. I'll be going over how to make and record sounds at the industry standard and adding metadata to make it easier to search for your sounds.

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Sound Design

What Are Musical Scales

Dec 08, 2018

What are musical scales? Glad you asked! This post will go over concepts focused on piano scales but should work on other instruments if you know your fingerings and where the pitches are. Here’s an outline of what you will learn about musical scales in this tutorial...

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Composition

Sound Design Tips For Beginners

May 31, 2019

These easy sound design tips are great if you're new to sound design or want to know some different approaches to it. These will help you get the results your after, whether it's sound for video games, film, or music production. This sound design tutorial will dive into some of the techniques.

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Sound Design

How To Use An EQ (Equalizer)

Nov 24, 2018

Learning how to use an EQ (equalizer) effect plugin on your music, sound effects, or voice isn’t that hard. This tutorial will walk you through how to use EQ and what everything does. If you’ve never used one before, that’s completely fine. Chances are, you'll need to throw an equalizer at...

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Sound Design

How To Use Reverb

Aug 02, 2019

Learning how to use reverb is an essential mixing technique. Now, it might be obvious what a reverb effect will do to a sound but if you're wondering what all of those parameters control and how they change the sound of the reverb, you'll want to read this post.

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Sound Design

How To Use A Chorus Effect

Nov 24, 2018

If you're wondering how to use a Chorus effect, this tutorial will help you understand any chorus plugin thrown your way. Even if you're just curious about what certain things mean and what they do, stick around! Chances are, not everyone will be using the exact same chorus effect plugin...

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Sound Design

How To Use Audio Distortion

Nov 24, 2018

Distortion is a pretty versatile effect. If you're wondering how to use audio distortion to add warmth or some extra bite to your sounds, it does the trick. In this post, we’ll be going through the various types of this effect plugin such as Overdrive, Clip, Fold-back, Decimate and Bitcrush.

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Sound Design

How To Use An Audio Compressor

Nov 24, 2018

If you’re wondering how to use an audio compressor, you don't need to be using a specific plugin to understand what I'm talking about. Stick around, you’ll be learning what everything does in a compressor and a limiter. This tutorial will walk you through what all of the parameters will do.

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Sound Design

How To Use A Delay Effect Plugin

Aug 02, 2019

If you want to know how to use a delay effect plugin and what everything does, stick around. This tutorial will teach you about the principles of delay, regardless of the plugin you choose. From standalone plugins to delays that are built into synths, they will all have relatively the same options.

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Sound Design

How To Use A Phaser Effect Plugin

May 14, 2019

If you’re wondering how to use a phaser effect plugin to give life and motion to your sounds, stick around to find out what everything does, and to learn about phasing in music. This is a good tool for sound design but can be slightly intimidating at first. This phaser effect plugin tutorial...

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Sound Design

3 EDM Tips for Composers

Aug 15, 2018

These 3 EDM (electronic dance music) tips for composers will give your compositions for film or video games more life, motion and interest. These are super easy and quick to do and can be well worth the time to learn. Nothing is stopping you from applying this to sound design either!

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Composition