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January 19, 2018

I almost question the need of this article, given the Age of the Loudness Wars is dying away in mainstream music. But, trust me, it's far from dead. In this article we will discuss the good and bad of deliberately mastering your song for maximum perceived loudness.

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January 19, 2018

If you are familiar with the movie, “The Matrix,” you might automatically understand the point of term reference in this article's title. If you aren't, here's an extremely summed up explanation. When Neo, the main character, finally realized he was “the One,” he attai...

January 19, 2018

It doesn't need to be said how important of a tool vocal correction hardware and software is to the recording industry. Vocal correction processors are an essential component within every audio engineer’s toolkit. It's usage, and overuse, is a blend of artistic creativ...

January 19, 2018

Music is all about artistic expression. The ability to be creative in performance, drives the artistry of music. It’s an art where there are no “wrong answers.” A melody chopped full of dissonance and sporadicity can be just as deliberate and artful as the opposite. Wh...

January 19, 2018

Acoustics and psychoacoustics are very closely related, yet different. Acoustics, in this capacity, deals with the properties of sounds. Psychoacoustics, rather, deals with the way we perceive sound. Just as our eyes can “play tricks on us,” so can the ways we perceive...

January 19, 2018

Growing up, I was never taught how to play the piano. I never learned any of its musical theory.  I just knew how to push keys until I found a blend that sounded good. As I continued in this formula, over time, I became very good at creating melodies of fairly complex...

January 19, 2018

Masking is a psychoacoustic phenomenon which the perception of one sound affects the perception of another. While there are several different types of masking (ie. temporal, threshold. etc), this article will focus specifically on frequency masking. Awareness of this p...

January 19, 2018

In our article on “masking.” I mentioned a concept called “automated EQ.” Automated EQ, as sidechaining, is an automated approach to the amount of processing is done to sound. Before I dive into sidechaining, allow me to further explain automated and dynamic processing...

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