Artist Blog

When it comes to vocals, even some singers and rappers don’t know what to do with their own takes. Through years of recording artists, the best method I’ve ever come across for recording and arranging vocals was inherited from Epic Nation the Label’s Juggman Shizzy @entlceo_juggman and it goes a little something like this: Take 1: “Preliminary Take” – Obviously try to get a good take, but this first take is more for structure than anything
So let me get this straight… there’s an expander, a transient designer, a saturator, and an imager? And it’s all in one plugin? And they all have adjustable wet/dry filters? I’m sold. In fact, I’m so sold, I went ahead and made a custom drum kit inspired by and crafted with Mastering the Mix’s new plugin: ANIMATE. Download the kit for FREE! ANIMATE first caught my eye on Mastering the Mix’s Instagram channel. The idea
We’ve all been there. You’re done arranging your track, you’ve done some EQing, you add a reverb here and there, and before you know it, your mix is slipping out of control. The key is to stay organized. Essentially, there are two ways to apply reverb: Create a send/parallel track, and apply the reverb to the beginning of the chain. This will allow you to customize the reverb with other effects, and leave the dry
Have you ever wondered how Travis Scott (@travisscott) and Mike Dean (@therealmikedean) get ridiculously loud tracks? Yes of course they clip here and there (and everywhere in between), but there’s more to it than that. There’s certainly an art to tracks that clearly clip, but still remain listenable. It all comes down to what’s called dynamics, or the difference between loud and quiet sounds in the mix. Ideally, you don’t want a track to be
All EQs are the same, right? The only thing it should be doing is altering the amplitude, or loudness, of certain frequencies. The problem is that when you increase or decrease the amplitude of certain parts of the spectrum, there are loads of things to keep in mind! Q (band width), shape, and gain amount are standard parameters of EQs, but there’s more to it than that. One of the most popular EQs, the Fabfilter