The Reverse Vocal Swell Trick [Video]

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If you’ve listened to just about any Soundgarden album over the past 20 years you’ve heard this effect. The creepy vocal swells up moments before the vocalist blasts into a new line. It sounds cool, because it is cool. You’ll likely recognize it when you hear it. Here’s how to do it.

What Sample Rate And Bit Depth To Use [Video]

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Do you know what sample rate and bit depth you should be recording at? Does it really matter? What do each of those settings mean and what affect do they have on your audio when recording and mixing? Today’s video will help clear things up for you…

The Beginner’s Guide To Mixing [Part 3]

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As complex as the mixing process can be, in reality it can easily be broken down into a handful of concrete steps. In Part 1 and Part 2 of The Beginner’s Guide To Mixing we looked at how to setup your mix and what the core of the mixing process looks like. In today’s final… Read more »

Mastering With Stock Plugins: EQ [Video]

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Confused about the mastering process? Wonder what plugins you really need to start mastering your mixes to perfection? Have no fear. Today I’m introducing one of three simple videos on how to master your tracks in any DAW with stock plugins. We’ll cover the big three in mastering: EQ, compression, and limiting. Today I want… Read more »