Dithering Audio: What Does It Mean?

If you’ve ever heard about dithering audio but aren’t totally sure what it means, you’re not alone! Dither is often applied as part of processing digital audio. For instance, it’s one of the final steps in mastering audio for CD.…

How to Mix Vocals Like a Pro

We’ve all struggled with mixing vocals at some point! It’s easy to feel frustrated when we just can’t seem to get it right, especially because vocals are so important for the listener. Fortunately, there are some standard as well as…

How to Use a Compressor – Intermediate Techniques

We’ve talked a lot about how to use a compressor in various stages of the recording and mixing processes. The best way to learn is to get your hands dirty, which you’ll be able to do with some of these…

How to Do Reverse Reverb in 3 Easy Steps

Reverse reverb, sometimes called reverse echo or reverse regeneration, simply takes the reverb tail of any instrument and reverses it. Creating it is a matter of printing the wet signal of a reversed audio track. Reverse reverb is typically accompanied…

McDSP APB-16 Demo with Founder Colin McDowell
Today I am sitting with the wonderful Mr.Colin McDowell founder of McDSP! Colin has just driven 6 hours to show off the new APB-16 - The worlds first programable analog processor! Colin is a pioneer and the first person I…
Guidelines on How to EQ 14 Common Instruments

Understanding how to EQ–probably the most used tool available to engineers–is essential. Sometimes it’s as simple as high-passing an instrument, while other cases require more precision. Either way, EQ is fundamental in making mix elements sound more or less defined,…

How to get better vocal sound- Summer NAMM 2019
We’re back with another episode of FAQ Friday! We are going to do a slightly different FAQ Friday today since we're at day 1 of Summer NAMM, We’re going to walk around and talk to a whole bunch of manufacturers,…
Mixing Tips: A Few of the Best Vocal Plugins

When it’s time to mix a singer, you should be armed with some of the best vocal plugins you can get your hands on! We’ll be looking at a variety of compressors, EQs, and other plugins that really shine on…

The Basics of Starting a Mix – Setting Levels
In this episode, we’re going to concentrate on the basics of starting a mix. This is a good thing for beginners but it’s also an amazing discussion point for anybody who’s intermediate or advanced. For me, the best way to…
How to Use Auto-Tune for Vocal Tuning

The really interesting thing about Antares Auto-Tune is that just about everyone has an idea of what it is. For engineers, it’s a very useful tool and effect; but the fact that it’s recognized by almost everybody, beyond studio pros,…