Out of my 20+ years of making music, I’ve done mastering work for about 10 now. I still don’t like mastering my own music, but there are times I do it anyway. If and when you do decide to do your own mastering, this blog post should help you understand what potential pitfalls to look out for.[Read more…] about Mastering Your Own Music: 5 Reasons Why You Should Not (And Why I Sometimes Do It Anyway)
Here’s a review of what I have found to be the best bus compressor plugins. I use these guys all the time on my mix bus – or the master bus – however you wanna call it.[Read more…] about The Best Bus Compressor Plugins
I recently bought the brand new FabFilter Pro Q 2 EQ plugin.
I’ve been using it for a few weeks now, and I have to say it’s become one of my favorite plugins ever! However as far as plugins come, at 149€ it may seem a bit costly.
I am all about sharing information about the stuff I like and use so let’s see what the deal is. Here’s my little review.
I often get questions about what is the best sample rate and bit depth to use. So let me attempt to break it down in a simple and straightforward manner. This article has been updated for 2019.[Read more…] about What Sample Rate and Bit Depth Should I Use?
I get this question a lot.
What can I do to make my music sound louder?
Well, there’s lots – in fact most things you do when making music affect loudness somehow. [Read more…] about 7 Tips on Making Your Music Loud
Compression has become an integral ingredient of most music these days. At the same time it remains somewhat a secret science – a commonly misunderstood one. It’s a great pleasure to have the mastering engineer Barry Gardner from SafeandSound online mastering services to talk to us about how to learn compression. During his long career in music Barry has worked with people such as Terry Callier, Ronnie Wood, Craig David, Kano, Chick Corea and many others. Needless to say he knows his stuff. Time to pay attention.