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I started a thread the other day featuring a great video on EQing...

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Fret 1 week ago
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How to EQ


Does anyone know of any other great videos of how to eq? Here is a great lesson on how to EQ (or at least one of the ways to...

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RobDrmz 4 weeks ago
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Hi ,and let me state first of all that i have no clue as to where the appropriate place for the following question on...

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mattiasnyc 27th January 2018
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Hey everyone, I'm really struggling to grasp the concept of dB and all its different aplications. I've read some "dB...

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stardustmedia 23rd April 2015
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To start a new thread simply click on the 'new thread' button (you need to register as a member to see this button and to make...

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Jules 17th January 2013
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1) No being harsh / making fun of newbies :tut: and kip the sarcasm please! This is an area for basic questions that might have...

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Jules 1st February 2011
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I was buying me a new laptop now and now I want to start working as a producer and audio enginner for mixing and mastering. So I...

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Nocturner 12 minutes ago
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Obviously many factors can come into play, just have been toying w/this and wondering about other's approaches etc...

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norfolk martin 40 minutes ago
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Yo, how are you doing? I just noticed while working in Audition that the sample rate setting of the built in speakers of my...

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Hip Hop Head 1 hour ago
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Can someone tell me how it is possible to get nice stereo image with vocals and acoustic guitar when a guitar is recorded mono....

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Pangolin 4 hours ago
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Hey guys, This post relates to mixing as well as mastering. I'm working on rock music with double tracked guitars, a bass,...

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Brent Hahn 5 hours ago
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Hi everyone! Would like to have a piece of advise. I'm new to sound recording so sorry if you find the questinons stupid. So...

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psycho_monkey 6 hours ago
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At 2:12, the chorus is sung with harmony. The way I'm hearing it (please...

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Arksun 8 hours ago
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Hi all, I have a Motu UltraLite audio interface connected to my PC and connected to it, I have an SuperNova Synth. I also have a...

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krushing 9 hours ago
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Hey all, NaGuul here, Mixing tracks seems to be a broad topic, with a lot of feeling involved, but I'm pretty sure that there...

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NaGuul 11 hours ago
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First off, I do apologize if I've posted in the wrong place. I am having major issues with my Audio Interface, a Steinberg...

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Bushman 13 hours ago
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Hi all, I am new to this forum . I recently produced a track and I am trying my hand at mixing, mostly using tips from here...

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Sricharank 15 hours ago
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I'm messing around with some acoustic ray tracing software (link) to figure out where to best place my second reflection panels...

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Bushman 18 hours ago
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I recently inherited a home theater sub-woofer that is armed with ONLY an LFE input. Is there a best way (if any way at all) to...

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mattiasnyc 19 hours ago
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I was hoping someone could help me analyze the vocals here. What if effects if any are used? It sounds to me like he...

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rectifiedMind 23 hours ago
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Been reading a lot on these forums but not really able to get a clear idea of what would be a suitable gear combination for me to...

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beni_biba 1 day ago
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Hello, as a DAW-less Beatmaker (used Samplers to record my other Hardware) that wants to use a DAW now for multitrack...

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mattiasnyc 1 day ago
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Which headphones are the best for both recording vocals and mixing music (mostly rap and electronic music) under 100$? I made...

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michal12345 1 day ago
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I need an advice about recording bass DI. Do I compress the signal way in. I'm using a Heritage Audio 73 jr and I have The...

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CJ Mastering 1 day ago
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Hi guys, I have a Focusrite Scarlett 2i4(1st gen) for years now but rarely used because well, I procrastinate (at that time I...

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Kazeki 1 day ago
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Good afternoon, I would like some advice on what would be the best recording methods with the equipment I have. Currently I...

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Discosticks45 1 day ago
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Hi i got two questions about my setup, but before that let me list my gear. I got an MASCHINE MK3, XOXBOX and MULTITRACK...

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Vitalised 1 day ago
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Thank you for helping me sort this mess. I am a noob to this so please forgive me if my post is redundant, but i could not...

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CheefC 1 day ago
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Hello everyone, I produce (well trying at least) electronic dance music and now that I have approached a mixing stage, I have...

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delayed_flight 1 day ago
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Hi all; I’m struggling with what I perceive to be phase issues and how that relates to the stereo image. I’ve...

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axemanchris 2 days ago
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Kithairon 2 days ago
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What are the top 5-10 most popular, most technologically advanced, best sounding VST instruments for 2013?

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cavern 2 days ago
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What kind of mic for $400 or less would get me super crispy hip hop vocals? Im looking at the SHure sm7b but my instructor said...

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biggmuff 2 days ago
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I have a digi 002 and an apogee symphony. I want to bypass the the pres and converter of the digi. Using ptle. 2009 mac pro. ...

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Lenzo 2 days ago
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Hi everyone. I'm thinking of getting an SSL Matrix2 console along with an Antelope Orion32 HD interface. Can anyone explain to me...

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CJ Mastering 2 days ago
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I have 2 stereo synths and a single stereo preamp. I only record the synths one at a time. Is there a way that I can plug them...

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bowzin 2 days ago
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Hello everyone! I am a bass vocalist and right now I'm trying to improve my recordings! I curently have two microphones (...

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rumleymusic 2 days ago
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I have an MA6850 integrated amp. One of the (many) cool things about this piece of gear is that it allows you to record one thing...

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dharmabumstead 2 days ago
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Hello everyone, I just finished my vocal booth, and I honestly love it.. PRANK! Mostly liking the look :heh: I started...

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Manicearthling 2 days ago
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Hi all, I'm sure I'll be lambasted for asking this, but I'm trying to figure out why I can't get an honest sound out of my mics...

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ardis 2 days ago
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Hello friends, So I've been doing some A/B ing with my final masters within my DAW (reaper) with popular commercial releases,...

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Crash 2 days ago
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Hi to all! I just received the vocal tracks of my new song from the engineer an they are 24 bit wav with peaks at -30 Db...

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wrgkmc 3 days ago
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Hey guys....I'm fairly new to mixing and was wondering what your favorite plugin vocal chain was? I'm currently doing.... -...

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hello people 3 days ago
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Hello, I have several years of experience in mixing/mastering (LPX.4), and have successfully published tracks to Spotify,...

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CJ Mastering 3 days ago
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So i'm pretty much a total noob when it comes to audio, so I don't know how to make this work. I have two yamaha hs7 studio...

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paul.splinter 3 days ago
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Hey there! I just got myself a Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 and now it's time to get some monitors for it. I'm not sure what my best...

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CJ Mastering 3 days ago
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Has anyone besides myself recognized just how bad FM Radio sounds in recent years? I know most stations have switched to...

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boombapdame 3 days ago
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I hope my question make sense, I am looking for a quality bigknob to use with several dac, is there some around with good...

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Inglesworth 3 days ago
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Hi, I hear people say about hearing the music track and their voice as they sing into the microphone, I have no idea how to do...

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coffeebean7 3 days ago
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Hi there. I'm just curious what you think about upsampling for a DJ session. Most songs are 44.1 khz/16 bit (some I have at...

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Inglesworth 3 days ago
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Hello everybody. I’m actually a pro-user but Basic vs. Premium differences are a bit confusing and not well documented. I know...

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AlecAlfaras 3 days ago
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Unless I am missing something I really don't get the combo jack. Sure it's useful in in the front of the interface for 1 or 2...

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Monotremata 3 days ago
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I'm a bit of a noob in the recording world, and I just got a Beatstep Pro yesterday for Christmas. I've been trying to use its...

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zamakli 4 days ago
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Hi everyone, this is a rhetorical question really, as I don't intend to ever run my monitors at maximum- its far too loud. What...

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zamakli 4 days ago
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Hey. There are some really cool photos of expensive rack gear on GS where every unit has been installed in the rack one on top of...

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nosebleedaudio 4 days ago
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Whenever I record vocals and compress them I get multiple harsh whistles poking out at my. I go in with a narrow EQ and get them...

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Killerkiwiattak 4 days ago


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