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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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More Than a Mashup

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

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

Of course, just because you don’t understand compression doesn’t mean that you’re mentally challenged.

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?

Let’s Talk Reverb

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

So You Want to Remix?

It’s a good idea to determine a general stylistic direction for your remix, because not every song will work with every style of beats.

How to Become a Great Producer

The key to becoming a great music producer is to be a finisher.