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9 Pro Parallel Compression Tips For Vocals

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  Getting vocals to sit in a mix in an upfront yet natural way can be difficult when first learning how to mix vocals. Compression is a great way to bring a vocal forward in a mix but it can also cause unappealing sonic artifacts. The solution to this problem that many professional mixing engineers…


Melodyne vs Auto-Tune: 4 Major Differences

  Have you ever wondered how professional vocals sound so perfect? Even if you don’t realize it, the engineer most likely tuned the vocals with a tool such as Celemony’s Melodyne or Auto-Tune by Antares.   In today’s day and age tuning vocals is a necessity to commercial recordings. However, doing so requires the right…


Home Recording Studio Checklist

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  Setting up a space to record your music at home can be a daunting task. When I first began building my own home recording studio I had no idea where to start, with endless options and brands to choose from.   I made countless mistakes errors spending thousands on unnecessary gear or equipment that…


15 Best Reverb VSTs of 2019

15 Best Reverb VSTs of 2019

  With so many different styles of reverb and endless companies creating plugins, it’s harder than ever in 2019 to find the best reverb VST for your mix. To take away the bulk of the search, I’ve narrowed down the options to a list of 15 of the best reverb plugins out there for the…


17 Professional Tips for Mixing Lead Vocals

17 Professional Tips for Mixing Lead Vocals

Mixing lead vocals can be one of the most difficult concepts to grasp for the beginner engineer and indie musician. When I was first starting out I struggled with this and it drove me crazy. No matter how much I treated my vocals I just couldn’t get them to sit properly in the rest of…


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