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What Does ‘phase offset equalizing’ Mean?

Phase offset in EQ is the phenomenon where a boost/cut in any frequency band via an EQ shifts the phase of that frequency region to the amplitude difference. In normal English, it means that when you a perfectly flat EQ (bypassed), all the frequencies in the spectrum...

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How can we change our voice from hard to soft?

My absolute favorite way of changing the tone and emotion of my voice delivery is to imagine. What do I mean by "Imagine"? Well, picture a single person in front of you....really picture them in your mind. Imagine what their face looks like. Are they young? Old? Male?...

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Is parallel compression applied when mastering a record?

I sure hope so! Although that's not always the case. As everything in music and audio production: it all depends on the sound and style of your song. I absolutely love parallel compression when mixing drums, and especially vocals because it's such a transparent...

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How do I manage a music studio?

Apart from the studio-focussed questions that need to be considered, such as:What type of music will you record in your studio?Will you buy new or second-hand gear?Where will you advertise and do you have a budget for it?How much will you charge?Will you rent it to...

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Why do my mixes sound different on multiple players?

Remember the old "Yin-Yang" principle which states, "whenever you turn something up, something else disappears. Furthermore; whenever you turn something down, something else gets louder". This applies to EQ, levels and almost anywhere you have two or more tracks. You...

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What is the cheapest functioning soundproofing material?

We need to first analyze what you actually need. Soundproofing means denying sound access to an area (ie: prevent sound from leaving your location and annoying the neighbors, or preventing outside sound from infiltrating your studio). This is generally done with mass....

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How many audio tracks are in a typical pop song?

 Great question! This varies quite a lot. It's akin to the question "how long is a piece of string?" Just speaking from experience in our studios, we've had everything from a simple two track recording (vocals and acoustic guitar), to huge productions with 114...

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