Make Your Drums Sound More Punchy

This tutorial is mainly about how to make your drum track sound more punchy and present it in the mix without losing a lot of dynamics. It is not about mixing single tracks of a multi track drum recording. Assuming that your drum sound is fine but somehow it gets lost in the final mix. Apparently, one option is to increase the volume but usually this will only affect the balance of your arrangement so be aware of that.

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Guitars in Rock and Metal Soundtracks

Music genres like rock or metal consist mostly of drums, bass and guitars. This tutorial is only about guitars. We are going to show you how we record guitars for rock and metal music tracks and how we place them in the mix. Music genres like rock or metal consist mostly of drums, bass and guitars. This tutorial is only about guitars. We are going to show you how we record guitars for rock and metal music tracks and how we place them in the mix.

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Shaping A Note

This tutorial will deal with how to shape your midi note by using continuous controllers (CC) or by using just midi commands. Although our goal is to come as close as possible to the sound of real instruments such as strings, brass, and woodwinds, you may use these techniques with synthesizers as well. By varying different parameters you can prevent the results from sounding static, boring, unnatural or robotic.

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Compression Masterclass

Although a compressor and a limiter are the fundamentals of any producer’s processing locker, they are also one of the most misunderstood and misguided processes out there. The internet is overflowing with articles explaining the characteristics and settings of limiters and compressors, yet when we check the forum threads and blog comments out there the same questions are being asked over and over again. Why is this happening?

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Pimp My Orchestra – High Strings

When you listen to violins or violas being played live, there are very many nuances going on in the high frequencies. These subtle noises are a result of the bow touching the strings. In most recordings these noises are lacking, which results in a muffled sound that is not very enjoyable to listen to. Therefore, there are many different ways to improve your sound.

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