Berklee Online presents

How to EQ a Song Effectively

A common question that students ask is, “How do I use EQ? What’s the best way to EQ each instrument in my mix?” Unfortunately, there’s no simple answer to this question.

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How to Set Up Multiple Studio Monitors

Do you think you’re set with one pair of professional studio monitors? If so, think again.

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.

Mashup History 101: What is a Mashup and How Do I Make One?

A mashup (AKA bootleg) is taking two songs and beat-matching them together to create a new blended mix of both songs.

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.