Tag Archives: Audio effects

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Stand Out From the Crowd with These 5 Delay Secrets

Let’s face it – delay (when used correctly) can be one of the most rewarding and colourful weapons in your production arsenal. The digital revolution has allowed for the technology to expand into wild and wacky territory, opening up boundless possibilities for even the budget producers out there. In this article, we delve deep into 5 unique delay techniques you can add to your repertoire of skills. Crazy Pitch/Time automation If you’re familiar with .
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Polish That Mix! How To Effectively Remove Mud & Clutter

Are you looking for a couple of quick tips to add that little extra bit of polish to your final mixdown? Are you finding that you’re struggling to get that mix crisp, clear and loud? Your track might be suffering from mix clutter syndrome. To help you restore your tune to good health, here’s a quick guide on minimising mixdown clutter. Cut the low-end An effective way to remove clutter or ‘mud’ in your .
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All About FX – Reverb Tips & Tricks

Reverb is an effect that replicates and manipulates the acoustic or spacious properties of a sound. Put simply, it’s what gives a sound its space and atmosphere. But how does one use it to its full extent? Well with the way modern music has been headed, there are few rules to ‘correct’ usage of reverb. In fact, with these digital effects so readily available these days, it’s important to have a few unique effect .
An example of digital clipping in Ableton

All About FX: Distortion

Distortion’s been around so long that even its originations are unclear. Ask a variety of engineers and you’re bound to get a bunch of different responses as to who the first musician to popularise distortion was. History aside, distortion comes in a wide variety of different forms, each with their own unique characteristics. In this article, we explore some of the more common types of distortion and how they work. Tape saturation Back in .
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3 Common Mixing Mistakes you’re Probably Making

It’s a fact of life that we all make mistakes. After all, we are human, right? With the widespread availability of cheap and even free plugins, we often get caught up in the frenzy of grabbing every VST we can possibly fit into our hard drives. While this isn’t inherently a bad thing, it can often lead to us forgetting about basic techniques and relying on presets and (god forbid) mastering to fix our .
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** Note: Shallow depth of field

4 Live Sound Mixing Tips That Separate the Rookies from the Pros

Preparation is key to success, and the live mixing world is no exception. As it never hurts to have a few tricks up your sleeve, we look at 5 quick but effective live sound mixing tips that separate the rookies from the pros. Be prepared for dropouts There’s nothing worse than having a piece of gear fail you at a critical moment, but you have to be prepared for it. Before every gig, assess .