1. Create Separation/Placement Using Equalisation Each sound in your mix will sit within a certain range in the frequency spectrum. It’s useful to always remember and consider this when mixing. If there are two sounds that cross over or occupy the same area in the frequency spectrum, it is not always a bad thing. Their … Continue reading Things to keep in mind when mixing electronic music.
How in the heck do you create something beautiful (music for example) when so much around you makes you sick to your stomach? Honestly, sometimes I get so depressed that I would rather just stare at the ceiling than do anything else. We (humanity) are going through a very dark time currently. Some people can … Continue reading Finding Inspiration in Dark Times
Apart from being my closest friend since childhood and an extremely talented artist/musician, Brian DeLizza has an impressive and extensive background as a Recording Engineer, Sound Designer, Educator, and Administrator. He is my go-to guru when it comes to audio as well as many other things. I feel so fortunate to know him personally and … Continue reading Interview with Brian DeLizza
Learn the tools, then let go. Understanding the tools to make music, whether that be a DAW, soft-synth/plugin, or complicated hardware, is the only thing standing in between you and actually creating a good piece of music. The only thing standing between a good piece of music and a timeless work of art is … Continue reading Learn And Let Go
There are 2 important questions to ask yourself when you’re making a tune. Does the music you’re making have a soul? Can you bring that soul to the surface? To expand on these ideas …. In regards to the first point….how long does your track stay fresh? Is it pure emotional expression, no bullshit, just … Continue reading The Holy Grail
I'm assuming you already understand (or have some idea) what compression is and does but maybe not how to go about setting parameters effectively and knowing where to start and how to avoid chasing your own tail. Think of compression like cracking a safe. There are 4 basic knobs and the key to great compression sound … Continue reading Cracking Compression