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  • A guide to mixing music - Part 65
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    A guide to mixing music - Part 65

    01/10/16 in Getting Started

    Despite everything I've told you, you might still be having some trouble trying to decide which preset is the best starting point for your song. Even more so considering that software makers are usually very generous when it comes to the number of presets they provide with their reverb plug-ins. As a consequence, even if you have a clear idea abou…

  • A guide to mixing music - Part 64
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    A guide to mixing music - Part 64

    01/04/16 in Getting Started

    By now, after several articles dealing with the different reverb types, you ought to be able to determine which families match better the goals you have in mind. Now it's up to you to decide which presets of these families are the best starting points for the song you are in the process of mixing. And this is by no means a minor issue, because you…

  • A guide to mixing music - Part 63
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    A guide to mixing music - Part 63

    12/20/15 in Getting Started

    This week we'll finish our overview of the different reverb families addressing the biggest one among them: Rooms.

  • A guide to mixing music - Part 62
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    A guide to mixing music - Part 62

    12/13/15 in Getting Started

    Today we'll look into chamber and ambience reverbs.

  • Choosing the right bit-depth for your session
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    Choosing the right bit-depth for your session

    12/09/15 in Getting Started

    In this article we hope to demystify the issue of session bit depth, and look at what are the best bit-depth settings for recording and mixing.

  • A guide to mixing music - Part 61
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    A guide to mixing music - Part 61

    12/06/15 in Getting Started

    As we continue looking at the different reverb families, we'll focus this time on plate and hall reverbs.

  • How to personalize your DAW to fit your work style
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    How to personalize your DAW to fit your work style

    12/02/15 in Getting Started

    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 aspects…

  • A guide to mixing music - Part 60
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    A guide to mixing music - Part 60

    11/29/15 in Getting Started

    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 rev…

  • A guide to mixing music - Part 59
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    A guide to mixing music - Part 59

    11/21/15 in Getting Started

    As we saw in the previous article, it's often better to use reverbs on auxiliary buses. Consequently, it's only logical to ask yourself about the best way to send a signal to those aux buses.

  • A guide to mixing music - Part 58
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    A guide to mixing music - Part 58

    11/16/15 in Getting Started

    Before you start working with reverb, you need to set up a couple of things. That's why this week we'll look into the different routing options available and examine their advantages and disadvantages.