What’s the deal with 16 bit audio – CD’s still sound good in 2023 / From a listening perspective there is nothing wrong with 16 bit audio. So why do we recommend recording and mixing in 24 bit audio formatsA fairly reasonable comparison in the Guardian was posted in 2021. https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/aug/21/mp3-cd-24-bit-audio-music-hi-res 16 bit audio provides
Part 1 – Composing and Producing for a Solid Bottom End Having punchy kick drums with a deep bass doesn’t start in the mixing process. It starts in the composition process, is enhanced with the sound design and production. Once that is all done, the mixing process will tidy it all up, and the mastering
Questions we often hear about music mastering File formats, bit rates.. what the hell is going on here?
Reference songs or reference tracks are mentioned frequently in how to’s and tips and tricks. They are a great tool for mixing and mastering in general but often get overlooked. Reference songs are simply songs that you use to compare your work to. A couple of weeks ago, I talked about hearing a track at
Big Kick Drums are an important element to dance music styles, but can they be too big? Kick drums that are overcooked. I’m looking at you , Techno, House and EDM Producers. Actually, the majority of electronic producers that use drums make this mistake at some point. You’ve spent hours crafting the perfect kick drum.
Have you ever found yourself constantly pulling down the main fader to stop your mix exceeding 0 dB?Setting up your gain structure before you start mixing will help make the mixing process easier. Many DAW\’s have a \’trim\’ pot on the mixer screen additional to the fader. You can use this to adjust the overall