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How to Use BV-X Vocoder by Reason Studios reason

At the end of April Reason Studios launched a new effect for Reason: BV-X. BV-X is being marketed as a vocoder, and yea, it does that pretty well. But as you'll hear in the demos below, it's actually way more powerful just a Vocoder, though. It works amazing as a gated filter that can...

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Best Waves Mastering Plugins mastering

Waves has plugins for just about any type of processing you could imagine. However, when it comes to mastering, there are SO many excellent plugins from Waves that you’d never need to look to another manufacturer to get what you need. 

Today, I want to dive in and explore some of...

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Kick Drum Compression Settings & Tutorial compression

Even once you’ve shaped and EQed your kick drum track, you may still not be happy with how it’s sitting in the mix. 

This is the point where compression comes in.

The dynamic range of your kick drum will have a MAJOR impact on your mix. Very similar to bass, you want the...

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How To Compress Electric Guitar compression

Compression on guitars is not uncommon. However, in my experience, the effect is often misunderstood. The thing about compression is that it’s not all that difficult to understand, though it can be difficult to apply.  

Some guitars have too much dynamic range for their...

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Current Deals on Free Plugins and Plugin Sales best free plugins

Heads up folks! I wanted to put together a list of some of the best limited-time free VST plugin giveaways this month. You can also find epic VST plugin sales on this page, updated every month (so be sure to join the mailing list for monthly free plugin giveaway updates).

I will...

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How to EQ Strings eq tips

One of my absolute favorite instruments for adding the final touches to my productions is strings. However, getting strings to fit well in a mix, let alone with each other, can be a bit of a challenge. 

And, of course, the way in which we EQ strings can change drastically from one mix...

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Turn a loop into a song songwriting

In this article, you'll learn 12 different techniques to turn a loop into a song. You can combine these to turn any 8-bar beat into an interesting, evolving masterpiece! You can choose to use just a few these of these tips, or all of them if you want.

It's up to you, which is the beauty...

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Best Vocal Compressors compression vocals

As one of the most dynamic instruments around, the human voice requires compression in most modern mixes to stand out without jumping out of the speakers. Without compression, the human voice presents many unique mixing challenges. 

Luckily, there are hundreds of great vocal...

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How to Use Vocal Compression compression vocals

Compression is often the bane of many new producers and mix engineers, especially when it comes to getting professional, upfront vocals. 

The beauty of compression is that it can give your vocals a modern, radio-ready sound. I can’t think of a modern recording that doesn’t...

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Best Waves Plugins for Vocals vocals

If you’re looking for the best Waves plugins to take your vocal mixes to the next level, then you’ve come to the right place. 

There are so many Waves plugins to choose from that settling on a few can be an overwhelming process. However, there are many that we believe are...

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The Best Free Synth VSTs reviews

Free VST synth plugins are a great way to get started with music production. They offer a lot of features and can be used to create high-quality sounds. Plus, they're usually easy to install, especially if you're new to the process. If you're just starting out, these free synthesizer...

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Best Altiverb Alternatives reverb

Reverb is an effect that recreates the sound of a room, hall, or other space. And Altiverb’s reverb plugin is considered to be the best reverb plugin around. Unfortunately, it is also wicked expensive.

So in this article, I’ll offer 8 Altiverb alternatives for you that are all...

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