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EQ, Before or After Compression?

When it comes time for students to mix their final class projects, a common question I hear is, “Should I put the EQ before or after the compressor? Which way is correct?”

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How to Practice Your Music Production Skills by Copying a Song

There’s a saying, “Copying is the highest form of flattery.” Copying is also one of the best ways to hone your production skills.

Using EQ 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.

Setting Up Multiple Monitors for Better Mixing

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

A red drum kit.

Producing a Convincing Drum Track

There’s a lot that goes into producing a convincing drum track, especially when your drummer is a software sampler.

Compression for Dummies

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

It’s Not Just the Gear!

It’s not the gear that makes great music. You’re the one that writes, plays, and produces the music, not the equipment.

Writing Rough Drafts

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.

Let’s Talk Reverb

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.