Essential Music Business Information! – Tip 24

This time it’s a bit of a different ‘Tips & Tricks‘ blog than usual. Instead of the typical production tips, I thought it might be interesting for you guys to gain some essential insights to how the music business actually works. So I’ve compiled a list of 20 of the best YouTube videos talking about crucial topics that relate to … Read More

Free plugins – 2021 edition! – Tip 23

Best free VST plugins for 2021

Happy New Year everyone! May 2021 be a year full of positive vibes. Hope you’re all ready for a new year with new chances. 🙂 Since it has been a while that I did a ‘Tips & Tricks‘ blog, and even longer that I did one focusing on the best free plugins, I figured it was time for an update. … Read More

Tip 22 – How to bring ‘Life & Movement’ into your tracks.

How to bring life and movement into your tracks

Hey guys (& girls), This time I want to talk a bit about how to put some ‘life’ and ‘movement’ into your tracks. That little bit of special sauce bringing a sense of depth that sparks the listeners interest subconsciously while not distracting from the main elements too much. This is probably the least technical tip that will drastically improve … Read More

Tip 20 – Clean & Controlled Sub Bass

clean & controlled subs

Clean & Controlled Sub Bass Not a very long tips & tricks post this time, as I want to talk about a very specific subject. It’s still a very important aspect of your track though. Too much of it, and your track sounds boomy, pushing away additional instruments. Too little of it, and your track will sound powerless. You probably … Read More

Tip 19 – Mix-down priorities

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Mix-down priorities A few blogs ago I wrote about how mixer buss routing would make it easier for you to improve your mix-downs. Today I’ll be talking about how thinking about the mix-down process and making conscious decisions will further improve the quality of your tracks. Furthermore I’ll give a few tips and pointers on how to make the most … Read More

Tip 18 – Transient Shaping & Designing

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Transient Shaping In order to dive deeper into the specifics of transient shaping, it’s important to first define what a transient is exactly. Wikipedia describes the term transient as following: “In acoustics and audio, a transient is a high amplitude, short-duration sound at the beginning of a waveform that occurs in phenomena such as musical sounds, noises or speech. It … Read More

Tip 17 – Louder is Better? – Perceived loudness

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Louder is better? Many of you will have heard of the ‘loudness war’. A typical name for the fact music has been pushed harder and louder for the last decade or more, reducing the dynamic range of the music more and more. Audiophiles will say it degrades the audio quality; removing all the different nuances in the dynamic range and … Read More

Tip 16 – Mixer Buss Routing for better mix-downs!

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Buss Routing Mixer Buss Routing: Both for workflow purposes as for the benefit of your mixdown, it’s often best to do a basic set-up for your mix before you even start producing. The easiest way to do this is to break your mix down into specific elements and group them into main mixer busses. This is something you can prepare … Read More

Tip 15 – Networking – Getting your tracks out there!

Tips 15 - Networking

So, You’re an artist. You’ve got a good backstory and you have some really good tracks as well. But getting people to hear your tracks has proven to be a bit more tricky than you initially thought. And preferably you don’t just want anyone to hear your tracks, you want the right people to hear your tracks. Now what? The … Read More