One year is a very small milestone, hopefully the first of many, but it was enough to change my perspective on certain aspect of the job. Please don’t mistake this for advice: this isn’t about you, it’s about my personal experience. Also bear in mind that none of the following content refers to anyone orContinue reading “What I’ve learned in one year of full-time freelance work”
As you might already know, my new album “The Chemist” will be available on all platforms on the 3rd of September 2021. What you probably don’t know however, is the story behind the album and what to expect from it: you have seen the artwork, you have watched the trailer and you wonder “who isContinue reading “Who is The Chemist?”
It’s time to talk about reverbs in detail. We briefly mentioned these wonderful tools when we analysed the mixing template. Reverbs can do a lot for your mixes, and if you produce orchestral music they really are super important. There are two main types of reverb and they usually serve different purposes although we canContinue reading “Types of Reverb”
This is going to stir up some controversy, but you can bet that this is not the usual guide on “how to eq”, this article is different. I won’t be saying “carve out some 6KHz from your strings, cut 250Hz from the snare” and stuff like that. I won’t, not because it’s wrong but becauseContinue reading “The Dos and Don’ts of eq”
Yes, it is time to talk about how to mix sample based orchestral works (sometimes referred to as MIDI mock-ups). There is a lot of content about this everywhere, yet people seem to struggle finding something that is simple, easy to follow and that works, so this is it! Most importantly, some libraries promise aContinue reading “Orchestral Mixing”
“Should I use LANDR or not?….” Replace LANDR with any other machine based mastering service and you’ll get one of the most commonly asked questions among music makers in 2020, especially home studio owners. I wrote a lot about mixing lately, now it’s time to talk about mastering, what it is, and whether artificial intelligenceContinue reading “AI Mastering”
This is a broader article about mixing, I want to give you some context both for my mixing plan and my mixing template. After reading this you will understand the importance of being bold when making mixing choices whilst using references in order to maintain control.
This is a very simple guide on how to structure a mix. Getting rid of the clutter is possible if you trust the process and keep it simple: all you have to do is follow these four simple steps each time, at least until you’re confident enough and you can hear what needs doing beforeContinue reading “Mixing with a plan”
A template is an empty “model” project, ready to receive the tracks you want to import.
Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs) come with many templates of their own and it’s either possible to customize them or create new ones from scratch.
After reading this article you will have a clear understanding of what stock music is, you will be able to browse stock music content confidently and find what you really need. I have produced stock music for years and I know how frustrating it can be to navigate a catalogue for hours, entering different keywords,Continue reading “How to buy Stock Music”