Artist Blog

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
I get a LOT of DMs on Instagram asking me how to progress as a musician, and more specifically, how to get more eyes on your content! This is a hot topic, especially in today’s world of internet sensation and influencer marketing. All that aside, I’ve boiled down some absolute gems that you have to be using if you’re trying to grow your music fanbase. 1. Provide value to your fans. This is the essential