Berklee Online presents

The Master Fader is Not for Monitor Control!

The stereo master fader in your DAW’s virtual mixer is not for controlling the output level of your studio speakers.

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A music producer applying compression to his mix.

What Does a Compressor Do in Music?

Berklee Online music production instructor Erik Hawkins teaches you how compressors work and how to effectively apply compression in your mix.

How to Turn Your Rough Draft Demos into Finished Songs

It’s easy for me to advise you to finish all of your productions, no matter what, but what exactly are the steps to getting your tracks done?

A set of headphones on a table.

What is Reverb in Music?

Reverb should be applied as a parallel effect, on a bus, in the send/aux return position.

DJ remixing a song

So You Want to Remix a Song?

Learn how to remix a song with advice from Erik Hawkins, author and instructor of the “Remixing” course at Berklee Online.