Zedd Fans Surprised

Posted by on Aug 3, 2013 in Blog

Zedd Fans Surprised

Zedd Fans Surprised to Find Out That He Didn’t Program “Clarity” Although Zedd is playing the HARD Summer two day festival, many of his fans are disappointed at a recent report that he did not actually program the hit that defined him, “Clarity.” Many fans are actually determined to boycott the LA show, saying that they have had quite enough of producers who serve only as frontmen to the real creators of the music who may not have the image that record companies are looking for. “I don’t care what you look like, if you’re the one doing the...

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People Don’t Hate Skrillex

Posted by on Jul 17, 2013 in Blog

People Don’t Hate Skrillex

People Don’t Hate Skrillex; They Are Just Ready for Something New Skrillex has become known as the number one punching bag for people who do not like electronic music in general and dubstep in particular. However, you would not know how the public felt if you were to watch the latest round of awards shows: Skrillex swept them all, winning three Grammys before the broadcast even began. Industry opinion of Skrillex is decidedly different, with most insiders describing him as a humble individual who understands music history more than most producers his age (he is currently 25). Most...

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Which Home Studio Program?

Posted by on Jul 9, 2013 in Blog

Which Home Studio Program?

Although Pro Tools has been the industry standard for professionals in the audio recording industry for years, many other programs are actually beginning to overtake it. Programs that are meant for amateurs are outpacing Pro Tools in terms of features, prompting some in the industry to say that Pro Tools is actually falling behind rising programs such as Fruity Loops, Sonar and Cubase. Studio programs such as Fruity Loops are certainly less expensive than Pro Tools, and as music continues to be filtered down to the ordinary masses, only time will tell whether there is room for a US...

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Gain Staging to Get a Good Mix

Posted by on Jul 4, 2013 in Blog

Gain Staging to Get a Good Mix

Although there are many steps to creating a top notch mix, perhaps the most important before mastering is gain staging. Gain staging is the step where the ratios are set correctly between instruments in a song so that when it is mastered, the relative volumes retain a sense of realism, adding to the depth of the track. There are many articles online about gain staging, but the main thing to remember is to leave some headroom in the master bus when mixing tracks together. If this means taking down everything 12 dB, it should be done. All the volume will be made back up in the mastering...

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Getting Rid of Noise in a Home Recording

Posted by on Jun 22, 2013 in Blog

Getting Rid of Noise in a Home Recording

Anyone who has had to put up with neighbors throwing a house party until 8 in the morning knows what noise is; however, noise in a home recording is a bit different. Noise as referred to in audio has to do with the unwanted sounds and anomolies that somehow creep through because of technical problems such as an ungrounded cable or a mic turned up too high. One of the easiest ways to get rid of noise is to make sure that all connection points between ends are clean in a studio. There are also may other things that can be done, including turning down all mic level components in the...

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