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06 Dec 2018
Neumann microphone badges

Neumann badge colors

What does the different Neumann microphone badges indicate. Learn all about these different types and their meaning.

28 Nov 2018
Mastering studio setup

Reaper mastering DAW

REAPER is a complete customizable digital audio production application for computers, offering a full multitrack audio and MIDI recording, editing, processing, mixing and mastering toolset. REAPER supports a vast range of hardware, digital formats and plugins, and can be comprehensively extended, scripted and modified.

24 Nov 2018
Fade in

Avoid digital clicks

One thing I hear in mixes I receive all the time is digital clicks and pops. This is a very easy thing to miss after a few mixing revisions. But there is a easy solution. To avoid these digital clicks when finalizing your audio for mastering make sure that every start and stop of the individual tracks has a fade in and out.  

21 Nov 2018
Dual EQP2, Pultec

DUAL EQP 2 , Inductor based tube equalizer

This magical dual mono EQ unit is based on the old Pultec designed EQP-1 tube equalizer designed in 1951 but with 2 channels instead of one. It uses a passive circuit, but includes a tube gain make-up amp to add the lost gain. This adds a warm feeling just by letting the signal pass through the outboard.

19 Nov 2018
Brian Enos Oblique Strategies

Brian Enos Oblique Strategies

Do you often get creative blocks when producing music? Try Brian Enos “Oblique Strategies”. It’s a deck of cards with different constraints written on them. Also avaliable as an app or homepage etc.

13 Nov 2018
microdynamics and macrodynamics

Microdynamics and macrodynamics

There’s an important difference between micro- and macrodynamics. Microdynamics refer to the short time difference in the dynamics while macrodynamics refer to the dynamic changes between different parts of a song

31 Oct 2018
identify mp3

Identify Mp3 encoding

Practice to identify an mp3 encoding. Make mp3 files of high resolution music and do some A/B testing.