Staying Positive & Productive As a Music Producer During COVID-19

In the past weeks, the number of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) cases has exploded, with the world in lock-down mode. Almost every industry is affected, let alone the music & recording industry – with canceled shows, gigs, events, album launches and more. If you’re breathing and reading this, consider yourself lucky. This is not another post to […]

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Why Do Your Final Mix in Your Car (And How to Start)

There’s nothing quite like the sensation of roaming the street on your very own set of wheels, with a groovy Anderson .Paak track to go along with it. Now imagine you’re Anderson .Paak, and you’re hearing Dang! for the first time since it was polished in the studio (sidenote – Mac Miller, you’ll never be […]

The 4 Best VSTs For Indie Rock Bands & Producers

The world of rock music has changed more since 2013 to now than I can ever remember before. In 2013, we saw a rise of the 80s synth-pop music and over the last couple of years, we’ve seen a huge push towards hip-hop and electronic production in rock. With this push towards music production, we’re […]

What You Need to Know About Big Data and the Music Industry

The way most major label executives panicked when song and album downloads started to hit the mainstream in the early 2000s shows how crucial it is for music industry professionals to stay updated about the latest technologies that could affect their work. And the latest industry shift to take notice? Big data. Big data is […]

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What is an Audio Compressor And How Does It Work?

The weekend has finally arrived, and you hurry to your DAW with the excitement of a schoolboy to start arranging some tracks. You even decide to record a vocal track and suddenly its time to do some mixing. So you insert an equalizer plugin, add some reverb to the tracks and just as if on […]

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How Music Streaming Services Pay Musicians & Artists

Music streaming has forever changed our relationship with music. In the past, we had to visit a record store, go to a live concert, or turn on the radio to listen to our favorite tunes. Fast forward to today, most of the world’s music is available everywhere, all the time. People these days rarely even […]

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SMPads by Sound Addicted – Are speaker isolation pads necessary?

In every music producer’s quest to monitor more accurately, this question comes up a lot. Are monitor isolation pads essential? After all, if they were, why don’t speaker companies make them match the speakers they sell anyway? And if they work, which type should you get? High-density foam pads or isolation desktop legs? Do Speaker […]


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