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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What is the best over the ear headphone under $100?

 Headphones, like most things in life. are very subjective. What works for one person will not work for another. The best way to find out is to test them all. Go to the stores, bring your favorite songs, plug into each pair of studio headphones and start...

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