- 12/15/15Getting started
Understanding Directivity - Speaker specifications explained - Part 2
The directivity of a speaker is an important characteristic when defining the size of the listening zone, and it determines how the frequencies will balance, depending on the position of the listener.
- 12/13/15Getting started
Mixing with Chamber and Ambience Reverb - A guide to mixing music - Part 62
Today we'll look into chamber and ambience reverbs.
- 12/09/15Getting started
Don't Spit the Bit - How to make the right choices when it comes to session bit depth
You have a number of options when it comes to the bit-depth of your DAW or other digital audio recording session including 16-bit, 24-bit, or 32-bit floating point. But do you know why you’d choose one over the other, and what the ramifications are? In this article we hope to demystify the issue of session bit depth, and look at what are the bes...
- 12/08/15Getting started
Understanding Frequency Response - Speaker specifications explained - Part 1
Throughout the relatively short lifetime of PA systems, both manufacturers and users have thought about ways to evaluate the performance of a system as objectively as possible.
- 12/07/15Getting started
Stable and Unstable Chords - Harmony Basics - Part 9
In the previous articles we started discussing the most pertinent way to use chords to harmonize a melody.
- 12/06/15Getting started
Mixing with Plate and Hall Reverb - A guide to mixing music - Part 61
As we continue looking at the different reverb families, we'll focus this time on plate and hall reverbs.
- 12/02/15Getting started
Customize Your DAW - How to personalize your DAW to fit your work style
Your DAW is your most important piece of software — the heart of your studio. Most DAWs offer a lot of features that you can customize to fit your taste and the way you work. Since you use your DAW so frequently, you might as well make it as comfortable and efficient a workspace as possible. In this article, we'll point out some of the key aspec...
- 12/01/15Getting started
7 Ways to Maximize Your Online Music Sales - How to set yourself up to sell more music online
If you want to earn money from your music online, you stand to make a lot more profit through sales at iTunes, Amazon or another digital retail outlet than through streaming at services like Spotify or Apple Music. Just ask Adele, who completely withheld her new album "25" from streaming services in order to focus the attention on sales, and has...
- 11/30/15Getting started
Chord Tones and Non-Chord Tones - Harmony Basics - Part 8
In the previous articles we discussed what scales and major and minor modes are, as well as how a scale can be harmonized according to its different modes, thanks to chords. We also started exploring the harmonic movements of music due to cadence, which is based on the functions of the different scale degrees within the song.
- 11/29/15Getting started
Mixing with Spring Reverb - A guide to mixing music - Part 60
Regardless of whether your reverb is algorithmic or convolution, chances are the plug-in you use provides different types of reverb. And, in my view, the choice of reverb type is crucial to get the expected results. Unfortunately, most beginners usually make random choices, which only complicates things. That's why, starting today, I intend to r...