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7 Techniques & Tips For Getting Good Vocal Recordings  1) Use the right mics Goes without saying that you need to invest in the right mics. Mics are the first important piece of equipment in the recording chain. Choosing the proper vocal mic is essential to getting a good, clear vocal printed onto your recording medium. In most cases, you will want to record your vocal tracks with a good quality, large diaphragm condenser mic. Sure, great things have been done with dynamic mics. Singers such as Michael Jackson and Bono have been known to use relatively inexpensive dynamic mics on...

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  The guys from our mastering studio mentioned some helpful tips on how to prepare your tracks for mastering in an audio/video. Summing them up briefly : Here are some essential tips: Make sure that there are no effects on your master channel when you bounce (export):  In case you have essential effects on your master, send 2 versions: fx mix, giving your engineer an idea of the effect no fx mix, giving him the opportunity to apply his effects however: don't leave any limiter in place Make sure the level of your track peaks somewhere between -6 and -3dB If the peak level...

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Do you know the difference between a bootleg, VIP and Re-Edit?   Official remix An official remix is typically requested by an artist or label. The remixer gets the stems (audio bounce of each track) and sometimes the MIDI files. If the remix will help sell the artist’s record, the remixer gets a fee or profit share from the sales. Sometimes the remix ends up being more popular than the original track, such as Hippie Sabotage’s remix of Tove Lo’s “Stay High”. Bootleg A bootleg is an unofficial remix (made without permission of the original artist). Most bootleggers don’t have...

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  Posted at 11:00 • 17 Apr • Music Over the past 40 years, Hip-Hop, Rap and Trap has developed from a back-to-school party in the Bronx to a billion-dollar industry. The aim of this article is to help you draw on that storied legacy to become a more confident producer and beat maker. We’ll dive deep into writing beats and bass lines, creative sampling techniques, arranging, songwriting, and mixing, through the lens of its many subgenres. You do not want to sleep on this one! It's safe to say that today you hear this style of production everywhere. Check...

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  We all know that lazy people come out with many good things. Bill Gates always says: “Give the hardest tasks to the laziest people and they will come up with an easy solution”. But using templates does not really fall in the category of being lazy. Probably even the contrary, because it means, you really want to understand every aspect of the production process - and taking a look at someone else’s work can definitely help here! If you want to get better, using templates or preset is one of the best shortcuts you can take. But only, if...

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