We’ve got a real discussion on our hands! When it comes to great production and mixes, which is more important – EQ or Compression? This video came about due an excellent email I received about the various stages of development as a mixer/producer. In that email I was asked which tool I felt was more… [Read More] EQ vs. Compression: What’s more important?
Compression is one of the most useful tools we have at our disposal when it comes to producing great music. Whether you use it to balance dynamics or as a creative effect, compression is incredibly powerful when used tastefully. However, it does seem that more often than not, we have a tendency to overuse this… [Read More] The main reason why you’re overusing compression
I got a great comment about subtlety over the weekend, so let’s kick off with that: “Some of the before and after examples that I see and hear, I can’t tell the difference unless it’s blindingly obvious. All the subtle tweaks pass me by.“ Now I think this is a fantastic point for many reasons,… [Read More] Why subtlety makes your mixes great
Originally posted on July 9, 2014 In this tutorial I have taken the concepts discussed by Ilpo Kärkkäinen in his ‘Bassline Mojo’ article and expanded on the theory discussed to help create further balance between the kick and bass in the low end. I would highly recommend reading Ilpo’s excellent article first and listening to… [Read More] Side-chain compression using Waves RCompressor