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  • What to listen for when making your comparison
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    What to listen for when making your comparison

    08/19/14 in Getting Started

    In part 1 we looked at different ways to setup your gear for an A/B comparison. This time, we’ll offer some suggestions for specific aspects to focus on during your referencing session.

  • How to adapt your electric guitar to your tuning
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    How to adapt your electric guitar to your tuning

    08/12/14 in Getting Started

    Fans of alternate tunings (especially metalheads) will often find themselves with overcooked noodles instead of strings, compromising their sound. Here are a couple of recipes to make sure your strings are always "al dente."

  • Strategically planning your set can make all the difference
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    Strategically planning your set can make all the difference

    08/05/14 in Live

    A well thought out setlist is critical to the success of your gig. Whether for a band or a solo singer, the order in which you play your songs could mean the difference between a good show and a great show. A poorly constructed set list can cause the audience to turn off in the middle of your show.

  • Volume in mastering
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    Volume in mastering

    08/05/14 in Getting Started

    This penultimate article in our series dedicated to mastering at home is surely the one you've all been waiting for. Indeed, today we will talk about a couple of tricks to get a really HUGE sound. But before we start, a brief warning...

  • Finding the tempo and writing the music
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    Finding the tempo and writing the music

    07/29/14 in Getting Started

    Here in the final part of this 3-part article, I’ll finish scoring the hypothetical commercial, working with variables like tempo, start time, and meter, while never losing sight of the original assignment.

  • Rendering a master
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    Rendering a master

    07/27/14 in Getting Started

    In this antepenultimate installment, we'll discuss several points that you need to bear in mind to get an optimal final result, depending on how your music will be distributed.

  • Audio norms in mastering
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    Audio norms in mastering

    07/14/14 in Getting Started

    Today we'll talk about a delicate — but very useful — subject, namely the firewalls that can help you avoid being yet another victim of the loudness war.

  • The oscilloscope in mastering
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    The oscilloscope in mastering

    07/13/14 in Getting Started

    To finish with the helping tools for mastering, in this installment we'll talk about the oscilloscope — very often underestimated by home studio owners — and a utilitarian plug-in, which, even if not indispensable, can come in very handy...

  • Levels in mastering
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    Levels in mastering

    07/09/14 in Getting Started

    In this installment we'll talk about plug-ins that allow you to visualize levels correctly — after all, whether you like it or not, mastering has become synonymous with volume, so it's a good idea to have quality tools to analyze what's going on in that respect.

  • Setting up your session for a scoring job
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    Setting up your session for a scoring job

    07/08/14 in Getting Started

    Here in part 2, we’ll begin a hypothetical scoring job for a 15-second TV commercial. In this installment, we’ll look at how to set up the DAW session for it.