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Mastering at Home - Part 19 - Audio Norms in Mastering Music
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.
Mastering at Home - Part 18 - Plugins to Help Analyze Levels When Mastering Music
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.
Scoring to Picture — Part 2 - Setting up your session for a scoring job
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.
Getting Into Inter-App Audio - Make Music With Multiple Apps on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch
Introduced with iOS 7 and available on all iOS devices, Apple’s inter-app audio feature allows compatible apps to share audio streams and MIDI with each other, making it possible to work with multiple apps in a relatively seamless manner. Let’s take a look at how to use it.
Soldering Basics for Guitar Players - Part 2 - How to Solder the Jack of an Electric Guitar
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.
Mastering at Home - Part 17 - The Stereo Image in Mastering Music
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.
Mastering at Home - Part 16 - How to Use the Spectrum Analyzer in Mastering Music
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!
Scoring to Picture — Part 1 - What You Need to Know When Composing Music for Video
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.
Mastering at Home - Part 15 - Tips for Using Headphones While Mastering Music
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.
Tips on How to Efficiently Use Pro Tools - Power Tips for the Pro Tools Novice — Part 2
In part 1 of this article, we looked at preference settings and key commands. Here in part 2, the focus will be on the Smart Tool, some important timeline options, and how to create customized session templates.