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How to Compress Woodwinds compression

From gentle flutes to roaring saxophones, woodwinds present a host of challenges when it comes to mixing. In this article you'll learn the best compression settings for all the major types of woodwind instruments so that your mixes will sound dynamic and professional!

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How to Compress Strings compression

Whether you're looking for soaring legato violin parts, powerful pizzicato cellos, or just want a mellow string section to sit in the background, compression is the key to getting your strings to sit perfectly in the mix. In this article I'll walk you through how to compress strings....

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How to Compress Brass compression

Compression is one of the most essential tools in any producer or engineer’s kit. 

It has become a fundamental process in modern mixing.

However, the process of compressing instruments is often misunderstood, which can make it difficult for beginners (and even intermediate...

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Best Chorus Plugins reviews

 There’s nothing that can add organic thickness to an audio signal quite like chorus. Whether you need to spread your synth across the stereo spectrum, give your guitars a bit of warbly character, or ever-so-slightly widen your vocals to lift them outside the center of the mix, a...

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Best Metering Plugins reviews

With streaming and online broadcasting becoming more popular than ever these days, it’s important to have mixing and mastering tools that can help you maintain the standard for each particular platform. There is no other way to get quality assurance that your mixes will hold their own...

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Best Drum Gloves drums reviews

Some drummers like going full force into their playing with bare hands, though for others, the protection of a quality pair of drum gloves can provide the confidence they need to rock out. 

Some of the most popular drummers in the world, such as Stewart Copeland from The Police, Tommy...

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What are the Different Types of Drums? drums

Drums and percussion may be the oldest type of instrument invented by humans. And it seems like just about every culture on every continent has its own approach to drum tones. 

That’s why I’ve put together this guide to help teach you what are the different types of drums...

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Best Noise Reduction Plugins reviews

While many recording applications are done in the box these days, there are many people that still record live vocals and instrumentation with microphones. Whether you're a podcaster looking for a simple solution to reduce noise in your podcasts or a mixing engineer trying to rescue...

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Best Female Musicians of All Time famous musicians

There is simply no denying that women have had a significant impact on music throughout history. From Gladys Knight to Missy Elliot to Janis Joplin and beyond, we want to show our love to some of the most powerful and successful female artists that have inspired us to be better musicians...

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Jazz Musicians of the 1920s famous musicians

Loud, syncopated, and somewhat controversial!

This was the beginning of the jazz age in the 1920s. 

The era following the First World War gave the country a lot to think about. Not only was this a new and exciting era for culture, fashion, and industry, but it was also a wonderful time...

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Drum Compression Techniques compression

The compressor is one of the most commonly used processors in mixing. They reduce the audio of a signal when it gets too loud using a predetermined threshold, helping the mix engineer tame loud peaks. While compression plays an important role in mixing just about any instrument, it is...

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Best Pitch Shift Plugins reviews

Pitch shifters are incredibly versatile tools that work for pitch correction and pitch-bending effects. One of the most well-known types of pitch-shifting effects is auto-tune. However, there are many other great types of pitch shifters out there, which you can use to enhance, manipulate,...

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