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How to Prepare Files for a Mixing Engineer

How to Prepare Files for a Mixing Engineer

How to Prepare Files for a Mixing Engineer Introduction In the world of music production, the role of a mixing engineer is crucial in shaping the final sound of a recording. As an artist or producer, preparing your files correctly for a mixing engineer can...

Which Pro Tools is Right for Me? A Complete Guide

Which Pro Tools is Right for Me? A Complete Guide

Complete Guide to the Different Versions of Pro Tools As a mixing and mastering engineer, I've explored different digital audio workstations (DAWs). However, one name that consistently stands out is Pro Tools. It holds a position in the world of DAWs, offering...

Choosing the Right Music Production Desk: A Personal Journey

Choosing the Right Music Production Desk: A Personal Journey

Choosing the Right Music Production Desk: A Personal Journey As someone deeply immersed in the world of music production, I've learned that the right studio desk isn't just a piece of furniture; it's a central part of your creative space. Over the years, I've gone...

Transform Your Bedroom into a Professional Recording Studio!

Transform Your Bedroom into a Professional Recording Studio!

Transform Your Bedroom into a Professional Recording Studio!" Welcome to the world of home recording! As a mixing engineer who started out in a humble bedroom studio (and currently works in a studio that used to be a garage), I can tell you that creating a...

Review of the Michelangelo Mastering Plugin

Review of the Michelangelo Mastering Plugin

The Michelangelo Mastering Plugin: A Masterpiece in Audio Engineering In the realm of digital audio workstations (DAWs) and audio plugins, innovation is not just about adding more features; it's about enhancing the creative process and the end result. The Michelangelo...

How to use Pro Tools Beat Detective

How to use Pro Tools Beat Detective

Pro Tools Beat Detective is a powerful tool in Pro Tools that aids in the manipulation and correction of rhythmic elements within audio tracks. It's commonly used in music production to tighten up timing issues, correct inconsistencies, and align beats to a grid....

Softube Console 1 MK III & Core Mixing Suite

Softube Console 1 MK III & Core Mixing Suite

Exploring the Softube Console 1 MK III: A Comprehensive Review Greetings, fellow music enthusiasts! In today's in-depth exploration, we're diving into the world of the Softube Console 1 MK III, accompanied by a scrutiny of its accompanying core mixing Suite plugins....

Is Waves Silk Vocal the Soothe 2 Killer?

Is Waves Silk Vocal the Soothe 2 Killer?

Is Waves Silk Vocal the Soothe 2 Killer? I'm thrilled to introduce Waves Silk Vocal, in the video below. This innovative tool dynamically reduces vocal resonances, enhancing clarity and overall sound quality. While other plugins like Oeksound's Soothe2, and Smooth...

Is Waves Silk Vocal the Soothe 2 Killer?

Professional Mixing Tips: Lead Vocal Tutorial

  Mixing vocals is a crucial part of any professional mixing production. Getting your lead vocals to sit right in a mix and sound polished, clear, and professional can take a track from amateur to pro. In this video, we'll be focusing specifically on mixing lead...

How Loud Should Your Mix Be Before Mastering?

How Loud Should Your Mix Be Before Mastering?

The art of audio production involves various stages, with mixing and mastering being two critical components. While both processes are distinct, they are intricately connected, and understanding the right loudness levels for your mix before mastering is essential to...

Is Waves Silk Vocal the Soothe 2 Killer?

Izotope Nectar 4. Should you Upgrade?

Today I want to share my experience with the updated plugin from iZotope called Nectar 4. If you're not familiar with Nectar, it's an all-in-one vocal mixing processor that packs a punch with its Reverb, EQ, compression, delay, and now, voicing and backing features....

Is Waves Silk Vocal the Soothe 2 Killer?

Mixing and Mastering Studio Tour

Hey there! In today's blog post, I'm excited to take you on a virtual tour of my mixing and mastering studio, where all the magic happens. From the carefully designed acoustics to the impressive array of gear, I'll walk you through every aspect of my creative space....

Is Waves Silk Vocal the Soothe 2 Killer?

Izotope Ozone 11 Review: A Comprehensive Comparison with Ozone 10

Izotope Ozone 11 Review: Elevating Audio Mastering to New Heights I want to share my experience with the New Ozone Plugin from Izotope. Over my years as a mixing and mastering engineer, I've witnessed the evolution of audio mastering tools, and few have made quite an...

Is Waves Silk Vocal the Soothe 2 Killer?

Kazrog Avalon 747 Plugins vs Hardware

Matty here. In today's video, I'm excited to dive deep into a new plugin developed by Kazrog that emulates the legendary Avalon 747 hardware unit. I've personally been using the analog version of the Avalon 747 for years, and I absolutely love it. It's been my go-to...

Is Waves Silk Vocal the Soothe 2 Killer?

Universal Audio Capitol Compressor Review

Overview of the Capitol Compressor Plugin As a mastering engineer, I aim to provide a fair and balanced review of the Capitol Compressor plugin by Universal Audio. This plugin is a digital emulation of the Capitol Studios CM 5511 mastering compressor, known for its...

Mixing Vocals with the FabFilter Pro-Q3

Mixing Vocals with the FabFilter Pro-Q3

Mixing Vocals with the FabFilter Pro-Q3 When it comes to mixing vocals, achieving clarity and balance is essential. One powerful tool that can assist in this process is the FabFilter Pro-Q3. In this blog post, we'll explore some techniques to enhance vocals using this...

Is Waves Silk Vocal the Soothe 2 Killer?

5 Reasons You Should Hire A Mixing Engineer

A good mix can make all the difference in the world regarding your music. It can take a track that sounds flat and lifeless and transform it into something that's exciting and full of energy. If you're serious about making great-sounding recordings, you need to hire a...

Is Waves Silk Vocal the Soothe 2 Killer?

A Beginner’s Guide to Music Mixing and Mastering

What is Mixing and Mastering? You may have heard the terms "mixing" and "mastering" thrown around a lot in the music world, but what do they actually mean? In short, mixing is the process of taking all of the individual tracks that make up a song and blending them...

Leapwing Joe Chiccarelli Plugin Reveiw

Leapwing's new Joe Chiccarelli Plugin is truly impressive! It gives you starting points for every instrument and is excellent for beginners to seasoned pros. Check out the video below to see a full review and audio examples. For best online mixing and mastering...

Izotope Ozone 10 Review

Izotope's Ozone 10 is a huge update from the previous versions. It includes two new modules, the stabilizer, and impact. Impact enhances the rhythm and feels of your track by controlling microdynamics. The stabilizer is an intelligent and adaptive mastering EQ. Also...

Jaycen Joshua’s The God Particle Review

Jaycen Joshua's The God Particle Review Developed by Jaycen Joshua and Cradle Audio, the God Particle plugin has quickly become a topic of discussion in the audio engineering community for its straightforward yet powerful capabilities. Designed with both producers and...

Is Waves Silk Vocal the Soothe 2 Killer?

The Best DAW Control Surface

Today I'm going to review another EQ controller. If you've watched my channel long enough you know I'm a big fan of controllers. I keep buying them and selling them over and over again. For instance the SSL uc1, it's a great controller but it could only control one...

Mixing Vocals with Plugin Alliance Plugins

Mixing Vocals with Plugin Alliance Plugins: A Step-by-Step Guide Hey everyone, Matty here! In today's post, I'm excited to share my experience of mixing vocals with Plugin Alliance plugins. I worked on a song by my friend Tripp Carter titled "Heavyweights," which is...

The 10 Best Plugin Alliance Plugins

Plugin Alliance is one of the top audio plugin manufacturers for music production, mixing, and mastering. I've been using their plugins for years, all starting with the BX Digital V3. This was one of the first plugins to offer  M/S (mid/side) equalization in the...

Universal Audio C-Suite C-Vox Review

1. Introduction to Room Noise Challenges in Recording In the ever-evolving landscape of audio production, one constant challenge remains: managing room noise in recordings. I've encountered this issue across various recording environments, from makeshift home studios...

Baby Audio Smooth Operator Vs Soothe2

Soothe2 vs Smooth Operator: My Take as a Mixing Engineer As a mixing engineer, I'm always looking for new tools to help me achieve better results for my clients. Recently, I decided to compare two popular plugins - Soothe2 by Oeksound and Smooth Operator by Baby...

Is Waves Silk Vocal the Soothe 2 Killer?

Fabfilter Timeless Review

Fabfilter makes some of my most used plugins. The Pro-Q3 is my number 1 go-to on every mix. In today's video, I review FabFilter's Timeless 3. Timeless 3 is a delay plugin that includes filtering, distortion, modulation and so much more! It's fastly becoming one of my...

Is Waves Silk Vocal the Soothe 2 Killer?

What is Analog Warmth? Introduction to Harmonic Distortion

In today's video, we are going to answer the age-old question. What is Analog Warmth? I'm sure you guys have heard it a million times. This product gives analog warmth and depth. Makes the music sound fuller and thicker. blah blah blah. I myself am guilty of using the...

Leapwing Al Schmitt Plugin Review

Leapwing Al Schmitt Plugin Review

Introduction to the Leapwing Al Schmitt Signature Plugin The Al Schmitt Signature Plugin by Leapwing Audio aims to capture the sound and mixing sensibilities of legendary recording engineer and producer Al Schmitt. With over 20 Grammy awards and credits on albums by...