Mastering the Car Check: How to Get Great Mixes Everywhere
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by Justin Colletti
2d ago
Why does your mix sound OK in the studio, but terrible in the car? Today, we look at your mixes through the lens of the “Car Check” to help you figure out why your mixes don’t always translate to other systems—and what you can do about it. We’ll also explore Read more ..read more
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Do You Need a Power Conditioner? How to Decide for the Studio
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by David Weiss
4d ago
When producers picture the act of experimenting with studio gear, power conditioners don’t typically top their list. Instead, it’s units like delays, reverbs, and compressors that come to mind when audio engineers consider getting creative. When it comes to the design phase, however, there’s plenty of space for inspiration – Read more ..read more
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Mix Breakdown: Soundgarden “Black Hole Sun”
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by Justin Colletti
1w ago
Soundgarden’s Superunknown stands the test of time with some S-Tier rock mixes that sound amazing on any good system. Mixed by Brendan O’Brien and produced with Michael Beinhorn, songs like “Black Hole Sun” and “Fell On Black Days” get just about everything right that a rock mix can get right. Read more ..read more
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Best Plugins for Film Score Mixing, According to Acclaimed Cinematic Mixer Alan Meyerson
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by Zach McNees
1w ago
In 2013, I wrote about my experience working and living at a residential recording studio called Saint Claire Recording Company in Lexington, Kentucky. Saint Claire was a dream recording studio in every imaginable way. The studio itself was technically astounding. The residential facilities were charming, cozy, and unique. I was Read more ..read more
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Mix Breakdown: Britney Spears “Toxic”
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by Justin Colletti
2w ago
This week, I analyze the absolutely brilliant mix on an unlikely track from the mega pop star, Britney Spears. Britney Spears is the last artist I thought I’d be analyzing on our channel, but the production for the song “Toxic” is phenomenal from start to finish. We’ll take a close Read more ..read more
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Best New Pro Audio Gear of 2024: NAMM Edition
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by Justin Colletti
3w ago
This week, I share my top picks for the best new pro audio and music gear for the studio from NAMM 2024. This list includes headphones, microphones, plugins, hardware and more. LIVE today at 330 PM ET. Join us live and nominate your own picks in the live chat, where Read more ..read more
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Ableton Live 12 Review
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by Leo Maymind
3w ago
Ableton Live 12 is coming! The Berlin-based software company’s flagship product, simply known as Live, was the first of its kind to allow users the ability to sort musical ideas in two ways – on a traditional timeline view and as a series of clips that can be launched at Read more ..read more
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What Makes This “Bad” Mix Great?
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by Justin Colletti
1M ago
When the song “Happy” by Pharrell Williams came out, an engineer friend of mine told me that he didn’t like the mix. And wasn’t just that he didn’t “like” it. He told me the mix was “bad”. (And not the Michael Jackson kind of “Bad” either….) According to him, the Read more ..read more
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The 7 Deadly Sins of Music Production
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by Justin Colletti
1M ago
I’ve talked about the 7 deadly sins of mixing before… But today, I’ll go through 7 totally different factors that hold us all back in music production and audio on an even wider level. Excessive pride in our “talents”, lust for gear, envy for the advantages of other producers and Read more ..read more
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What (Almost) Everyone Gets Wrong About Sampling Rates
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by Justin Colletti
2M ago
There’s a big misconception about how sampling rates work in audio. And I want to put it to rest. With proof! In today’s podcast episode, we’ll explore one of the most pernicious myths about sample rate: That with too few samples, the shape of the original waveform can become skewed Read more ..read more
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