EDUCATION

Are You Using these 2 Arrangement Techniques? 🤔

We have all been there... We have all worked on an arrangement to try and listened to the song over and over until we get tired of the song and put i...

How to Layer Your Drums

While today's drum samples are high-quality and deliver a professional sound, knowing how to layer your drums is a must if you want to make them as...

How to Create the Bouncing Ball Delay Effect

In this quick video, I will show you how to create the Bouncing Ball Delay Effect in any DAW and with almost any Delay Plugin. The Bouncing Ball De...

Do You Really Need an Artist Website?

With all the different popular social media platforms out there today, is it really necessary to have a website for your artist project? 🤔 In this...

How to Add Variation to Your Instruments

We all have those tracks that never make it off our hard drives. Breaking out of the dreaded 8 bar loop and completing your arrangements is n...

Simple Auto Pan Mixing Tip

Sometimes the simplest mixing tips are the best. In this bite sized tutorial, Daniel S. goes over how you can use auto pan to create a more interest...

🎸 How to Mix a Muddy Bass

Basses provide the foundation for our tracks and need to be mixed in a way that adds the most amount of power and impact without being muddy. In th...

Music Production Rule of 3

Are you having trouble creating an interesting arrangement that keeps your audience's attention from start to finish? In this tutorial, we...

How to Make Future House

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How to Make a Future Bass Synth

How to Process EDM Drums

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Top 5 Mixing Tips for EDM

How to Use Reverb

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4 Tips For Bigger Drops

How to Use a Limiter

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How to EQ a Muddy Mix

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How To Use a Mid Side EQ

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How To Create A Larger Than Life Drop

Having an impactful drop or chorus is crucial to your tracks success as this is the most impactful part of your song. The actual production and mix...

Saving Multiple Versions of Your Project

Every single creative or technical decision that you make when producing can have an influence on all subsequent producing decisions. If you...

Creating a Song Structure

Many producers struggle to create a compelling arrangement that interests the listener from start to finish. In addition, they also struggle...

How To Create A Larger Than Life Mix

When you listen to your favorite music producers' tracks, you will notice that the mix sounds full, regardless of what genre the track is in. Differ...

Why You Are Struggling To Make a Professional Track?

Making a professional song is difficult. In the modern production world, we are all expected to be producers, mixing engineers, sound designers, and...

How to Mix your Sub Bass

The sub bass is the foundation of your track. If mixed in incorrectly, your song will have trouble competing with commercial mixes. To begin...

Creating a Wide Mix

In order to compete with today's modern mixes, you must have a wide mix. Many producers fall into the trap of thinking that they must stereo...

Stereo Imaging

Stereo imaging is an integral part of the mixing process that can make or break your track. Simply put, stereo imaging is where you spatial p...

When Should You Mix Your Track?

Deciding when to mix your track is an incredibly important decision. There are three different times you can decide to mix your track. 1. Th...

How To Use Reference Tracks

Reference tracks are essential for learning how to mix your track on a professional level. These reference tracks provide you with a sonic fo...

Dealing With Low Mid Frequencies

Low Mid frequencies (150-500 Hz) are very difficult to deal with. This frequency range is where most of the power for your track comes from.&...

Gain Staging

Gain staging is an integral part of the mixing process. Gain staging is the setting of the volumes of your individual sounds and groups of so...

Creating Separation In Your Mix

To create a professional mix, the elements in your track need to have their own space and be separated from one another. The EQ is the number...