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Multiband Compression Basics

Compression is one of the most commonly used (and misunderstood) audio processing techniques in modern recording. Simply put, compressing an audio track reduces the dynamic range between its loudest and quietest…

Using Parallel Compression for Punchier Drums

So you're looking to beef up your drums eh?  Of course you are!  And while there are many methods & simple EQ and compression go a long way, overdoing it can result in…

What Is A Digital Clock & Why Should You Know It

If you’re confused by the terms: ‘digital clocking’, ‘word clock’ or ‘jitter’, we are here to help.  It’s simple: When digital audio is being transferred between 2 pieces of equipment, the…

Tweaking Synth Presets To Perfection

If you're not an expert in sound design and you like to work quickly, you can find a lot of creative inspiration in presets. Most professional producers will remind you about the…

Inside Mixing & Mastering Techniques with Pharrell’s hit “Happy”

"Happy" by Pharrell Williams is a true feat of production mastering minimalism. After all, it’s composed of only a few featured sounds: programmed drums, bass, keys, handclaps, and William’s lead vocals.…

Creating Kick Drums Using Massive

With the emphasis on low end in modern electronic music, producers are always looking for new ways to create heavy kick and bass elements to build a solid foundation for their…

5 Creative Ways To Process Your Synth Pads

Synth Pads don't have to be just a filler ingredient!  Not only are they a go-to tool to break up the monotony from your repeated lead & bass melodies, but pads can serve as rich,…

Prepping Your Music For Live Performance In Ableton Live

So you’ve done it, you finished a track and it all sounds great. Now it’s time to get up on stage and share your new work with the world. You have…

How To Make A Simple Sub Bass

As an audio production instructor, one of the most common questions that I receive is: “how do I make a powerful sub bass?” Everybody wants to have soul-shaking, booming bass that…

Announcing Razer Music

The Razer Music portal works with producers and creators, providing an easy-to-use location to share content, trade secrets and tips on music making. The site features video tutorials, as well as…