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7 Tips for Mixing and Mastering Hip Hop
So, you've recorded and arranged your Hip Hop track. Now it's time to mix and master it. Here's Hollin Jones with 7 tips to help make your track stand out from the crowd.
Jan. 6, 2014
Review: Elysia XFilter Rack
Are doing your own critical mixing and mastering, or preparing your music for release? Looking for an exceptional analog EQ unit? Elysia's XFilter rack could be just what you're looking for.
Jan. 3, 2014
10 Essential Mastering Plug-ins
Which plug-ins are essentials when mastering your music? Mo Volans reveals his 10 essential mastering plug-ins'"some of which you might not have come across
Dec. 23, 2013
5 Tips for Mastering EDM
A mastering engineer's instrument is a varied collection of hardware & software that brings out the best in any track. In this article Mo Volans shares 5 essential tips for mastering EDM or any genre.
Dec. 10, 2013
Universal Audio Announces Fairchild Tube Limiter Plug-In Collection
Featuring the Classic Fairchild 660 and 670 Tube Limiters, the Fairchild Collection Also Offers New Features For Modern Workflow Applications. And now available on the UAD plug-in and Apollo platform.
Nov. 20, 2013
Mastering And Preparing A DJ Mix For Delivery
So, your mixes sound great live, but how can you ensure they stand out amongst professional releases and promo CDs? Mo Volans delivers a useful tutorial for all DJs.
DJ & Live Performance
Oct. 28, 2013
Mastering Projects with Studio One's Project Page
So you've taken your songs from concept to completion in PreSonus Studio One and want to make them release ready? Rather than export your track you can do the mastering right inside the Project Page.
Oct. 3, 2013
8 Essential Tips for Mastering in iZotope Ozone 5
Mastering (turning your demos into radio friendly, polished tracks) can be a breeze with iZotope's Ozone 5. Hollin Jones reveals 8 essential tips to help make you more proficient in Ozone.
Sep. 2, 2013
5 Mastering Tips For Reason Users
Reason is an intuitive platform to mix in. But what about at the mastering stage? Mo Volans shares 5 tips to help you get kitted out and ready to finish off your projects.
Aug. 7, 2013
Review: Steinberg WaveLab 8
So you want to concentrate on editing audio or mastering a track? Rather than turn to your DAW with all the bells and whistles check out Steinberg's admired WaveLab 8, for Mac & PC.
Jun. 19, 2013
Building a Mastering Template in Logic
General rule of thumb is that mastering is best done by a professional engineer. However, more musicians are choosing to master their own music, so it's a good idea to have a mastering template...
Mar. 13, 2013
Review: iZotope Ozone Rack Extension
Once Propellerhead announced Rack Extensions in Reason 6.5 it was incredible how quickly the best audio developers released their plug-ins for this new format. Mo Volans checks out iZotope's offering.
Aug. 1, 2012
3 Mastering Tips on a Budget
Mastering a track to sound like a million-dollar need not cost a million dollars! G.W. Childs shares some time-tested mastering tips to suit any budget!
G.W. Childs IV
Mar. 30, 2012
An Introduction to Mid/Side Processing In Ozone
There are a few vital production techniques to help make your music shine. Mid/Side processing is one such technique which Gary Hiebner approaches from multiple angles
Dec. 6, 2011
Stem Mastering in Ableton Live
It's a fact: More and more digital musicians are trying their hand at mastering their tracks. Gary Hiebner digs in and looks at one way to do this in Ableton Live using stems.
Nov. 1, 2011
Why You Need an Intersample Meter When Mastering
Whether you're mastering yourself at home or sending out to a studio, understanding what intersample Peaks are and how to avoid them is essential. Victor Mason talks intersample, DAC and distortion.
Jul. 17, 2011
Quick Mastering in Propellerhead Software's Record
Reason users have had access to the excellent M-Class mastering processors for a while now, but due to the lack of audio support users were limited to only mastering material that had been created...
Jun. 16, 2011
The Mo Volans Guide to Mastering in Logic Pro
Mastering is an essential part of the production process but many still remain in the dark about how to produce a professional sounding master at home. The truth is it's really not that difficult to g
May. 26, 2011
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