Articles on recording, music production, mixing, mastering, and business. Black Ghost Audio has been the home for music producers wanting to refine their production skills, and then quit their day job to make a living producing music. We have blog posts covering recording, production, mixing, mastering, and music business.
Mixing the low-end of your music can be difficult; this holds true for simple mixing tasks like setting the level of your bass. There must be some reason why you always mix your bass too quiet/loud, right? It's very frustrating when you finish your mix, it sounds great on your studio speakers, but then doesn't translate well to other playback systems. This guide will demonstrate why this happens, and explain what you can do to overcome the problem.
Applying acoustic treatment to your studio is going to help a lot, but there’s plenty you can do to improve room acoustics without acoustic treatment, and without spending any money. The position of your speakers and your desk, in relation to your room, have a tremendous impact on the way you perceive sound.
The internet is full of trolls ready to rip your latest song apart right in front of your eyes. Nothing gives these sick bastards more satisfaction than ruining someone's day. Even if you have a tough hide, hateful comments on the music you’ve worked hard to create always stings a little. I’m going to show you how to make money from your music video haters. What sweeter justice could you ask for?
Mastering is the process of formatting a song for distribution. With digital audio workstations (DAWs) being more accessible than ever before, many musicians and producers have taken an interest in mastering. While there’s a substantial benefit to having a professional master your project with a fresh set of unbiased ears, you may be interested in learning about mastering yourself; a big component of mastering includes the tools you use. This plugin roundup is going to cover 9 of the best mastering plugins on the market.
Mixing the low-end of your songs can prove to be especially challenging. I constantly receive mixes from clients in which their bass is sticking out of their mix like a sore thumb. In many situations, this is something that can be fixed relatively easily. Many of the best solutions are also the simplest.
Most people learn how to produce music on their own, locked away in the confines of their room. Since the majority of music can be produced on a laptop, you don’t necessarily need other people involved to create outstanding songs. For many reasons, this is extremely convenient, but what happens if you decide you’d like to collaborate with other music producers?
Once you’ve recorded a song, you need to mix it before sending it off to your mastering engineer. The thought of this overwhelms some people with dread, while others can’t wait to start mixing their tracks. Regardless of how you feel about mixing, you’re going to benefit from cutting your mixing time in half; it will allow you to produce more music!
Producing music is a wonderful creative outlet, an excellent way to express yourself, and it’s fun! The two biggest concerns people have before diving into music production is that they’re afraid they can’t afford it and that their lack of music theory knowledge is going to hold them back.
An equalizer (EQ) is one of the simplest and most effective mixing tools at your disposal. It provides you with gain control over different frequency ranges known as bands. Using an EQ, you can completely re-shape the frequency response of a sound.
What exactly is a wide mix, and what are the advantages/disadvantages of one? It seems like creating a wide mix is a good thing, but is it? I’ll be discussing these questions in more detail and providing you with six different tips for successfully creating wide stereo mixes that thunder out of both stereo and mono playback systems.