January 23, 2023

Music Production And Recording Tips

Audio Production RolesAAC: Advanced Audio Coding, an audio codec that uses lossy compression and is considered to have higher quality than MP3.AAX: Avid Audio eXtension, a software interface for Pro Tools that allows for the use of virtual instruments and effects in a DAW.Ableton Live: A digital audio workstation (DAW) software developed by Ableton.Ableton Push:

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January 23, 2023

Music Production And Recording Tips

Audio Production RolesWhat are the traditional roles and functions of music producers, recording engineers, mixing engineers, & mastering engineers? And how do they relate to home recording aficionados in today’s home studio/independent music environment? First, some more traditional definitions . . .Recording EngineersRecording engineers are responsible for the technical side of capturing audio. This includes setting

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January 21, 2023

Music Production And Recording Tips

44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 16 Bits, 24 Bits?Yeah, it’s confusing. Let’s go for the easy wins first.Record at 24 bit, bit depth, rather than 16 bits. There will be less noise. 32 bit floating point is becoming available on interfaces now. 24 bit is enough, but 32 bit floating point gives

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January 2, 2023

Music Production And Recording Tips

Maybe you shouldn’t try to hit -14 LUFS with your mixes. Let me explain.What Is LUFS?LUFS stands for Loudness Units Full Scale. One loudness unit is equivalent to 1dB, so you can turn a fader down 3dB, nd expect a 3dB reduction in your LUFS level. Decibels (dB) are a logarithmic scale used to measure

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December 30, 2022

Music Production And Recording Tips

You’ve spent hours slaving over your mix to get it just right. You’ve done it! It sounds great! You decide to do a quick check on your phone, laptop, and in your car. Oops. It sucks like an old buffalo trying to get up a hill, while smoking. Why? Is it important? How do you fix

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