Getting Started
Thematic Forums Getting Started
  • Increase or decrease font size
  • RSS

Getting Started news

  • A guide to mixing music - Part 16
    Hot news

    A guide to mixing music - Part 16

    01/04/15 in Getting Started

    In this installment, we'll continue our focus on EQ, looking at how to clear out unneeded clutter in the low end of the frequency spectrum.

  • A guide to mixing music - Part 15
    Hot news

    A guide to mixing music - Part 15

    12/28/14 in Getting Started

    In this second installment dedicated to using an EQ during mixdown, I'll let you in on another "secret" and then we'll see where to actually start working...

  • Understand and minimize latency when recording in your DAW – Part 1
    Hot news

    Understand and minimize latency when recording in your DAW – Part 1

    12/08/14 in Getting Started

    Every musician doing computer music, regardless of whether he or she is a beginner or a seasoned musician, is confronted with this problem. Audio delays, erratic MIDI management, crackles, and wild pops. Yes, latency is a pain. Fortunately for everybody involved in making music with a computer, there are several tricks that make the coexistence wi…

  • Advice to make recording in your DAW more productive
    Hot news

    Advice to make recording in your DAW more productive

    12/02/14 in Getting Started

    Your DAW is a powerful piece of software, and the more you can take advantage of its capabilities, the better your results will be. In this article, we offer up an assortment of DAW-related tips to help you get the most from the tracking process.

  • A guide to mixing music - Part 11
    Hot news

    A guide to mixing music - Part 11

    11/22/14 in Getting Started

    In the last installment, I gave you an overview of the mixing method I'll be presenting in the upcoming articles. In that workflow, one of the first things you need to do is create a rough mix, and in this article, we'll focus on doing just that.

  • A guide to mixing music - Part 10
    Hot news

    A guide to mixing music - Part 10

    11/18/14 in Getting Started

    This time, I will give you an overview of the mixing method we will follow in the coming weeks. I don't intend it to be "The Method," since there are lots of other ones that are just as valid. However, I think this way of doing things will give you a solid foundation for you to develop your own method.

  • A guide to mixing music - Part 9
    Hot news

    A guide to mixing music - Part 9

    11/16/14 in Getting Started

    Besides guaranteeing "virtual headroom" and an optimal level to process each track with any plug-in or outboard gear, the "gain staging" method described in the last installment also allows you to make your first "realistic" critical listening of the song you are about to mix, in order to fine-tune your vision about it and lay down the foundations…

  • A guide to mixing music - Part 8
    Hot news

    A guide to mixing music - Part 8

    11/12/14 in Getting Started

    In this installment, we will examine the first practical task of your mix, which also happens to be the last purely technical one. Once you've done it, you will finally be able to confront your vision of the song with its "reality" in order to establish a mixing strategy.

  • How to Fix Rhythmic Mistakes in a Recorded Track
    Hot news

    How to Fix Rhythmic Mistakes in a Recorded Track

    10/16/14 in Getting Started

    Today’s DAW software — not to mention a slew of third party plug-ins — offers you powerful processing options for manipulating the time and pitch of your audio. But did you know that you can fix a lot of rhythmic errors and even some pitch problems simply by using your DAW’s basic cut, copy and paste tools. Read on to find out more.

  • Guide To Mixing  - Part 1
    Hot news

    Guide To Mixing - Part 1

    10/01/14 in Getting Started

    Given the good response our "Mastering at Home" series received, yours truly has put himself to the task of doing a similar guide dedicated to recording and mixing.