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  • How to solder the jack of an electric guitar
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    How to solder the jack of an electric guitar

    07/06/14 in Getting Started

    The musical instrument industry has chosen the best method for the internal cabling of electric instruments, namely soldering. But, as we will see in a moment, this way of connecting two conductors requires a little know-how.

  • The stereo image in mastering
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    The stereo image in mastering

    07/03/14 in Getting Started

    Following up on our series of articles dedicated to useful tools for mastering at home, this time we will focus on plug-ins that allow you to analyze the stereo image.

  • Using the spectrum analyzer in mastering
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    Using the spectrum analyzer in mastering

    06/30/14 in Getting Started

    The time has come to explore the territory of analyzers of all sorts, which will prove to be very helpful within the context of mastering at home. This week we will deal with the spectrum analyzer, a very useful tool!

  • What you need to know when composing music for video
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    What you need to know when composing music for video

    06/26/14 in Getting Started

    Writing music to fit with the visual elements in a video, the process known as "scoring to picture," requires additional skills beyond just being able to compose music. In this series we'll show you what those are, and give you the basic knowledge to be able to do your own scoring projects.

  • Using headphones in mastering
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    Using headphones in mastering

    06/24/14 in Getting Started

    Now that we have covered the entire mastering chain, let's move on to different tools that are useful in the context of DIY — like headphones.

  • Create cool effects with these simple techniques
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    Create cool effects with these simple techniques

    06/23/14 in Getting Started

    If you produce podcasts or videos, adding sound effects can provide a whole new dimension to your production. While sound libraries and online EFX sites are convenient for finding effects, consider creating some of the effects yourself. If done well, it can add an original touch to the audio. Here’s a look at some basic ideas for creating your own…

  • Soldering Basics for Guitar Players - Part 1
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    Soldering Basics for Guitar Players - Part 1

    06/22/14 in Getting Started

    The use of a soldering iron is indispensable if you need to change the pickups, a jack or any other component of your guitar. While changing a string is no secret for most of us, it's a whole different story when it comes to fiddling with the electronics. That's why we'll address the best practices for correct and reliable soldering in this series…

  • The use of dithering in mastering
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    The use of dithering in mastering

    06/19/14 in Getting Started

    In this 14th episode, we will deal with a mysterious stage in the mastering chain: Dithering

  • Using a limiter in mastering
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    Using a limiter in mastering

    06/16/14 in Getting Started

    This week we will tackle a landmark in the mastering chain — the limiter.

  • Fix the timing in your MIDI tracks without ruining the feel
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    Fix the timing in your MIDI tracks without ruining the feel

    06/12/14 in Getting Started

    The quantize function in your DAW lets you to clean up sloppy timing in MIDI recordings, and in many DAW’s, in audio tracks, too. It’s very powerful, but also very easy to overuse. Here, we’ll look at the standard quantize parameters, and explain how they work and how to apply them.