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How To Get The Perfect Amount Of Bass When Mastering Audio

How To Get The Perfect Amount Of Bass When Mastering Audio We’re happy to announce a new partnership with MasteringtheMix, a website with amazing audio plugins. When Tom reached out to us we were excited to see what his plugins could offer. Levels, Animate, Reference, and Expose all have proved to be super helpful in the mixing and mastering process. We’re featuring an article written by Tom guiding you in how to achieve an awesome bass balance while mastering. He uses a few of his own plugins as tools and we would highly suggest trying them out. Read below!     This is where so many potentially awesome tracks fail. Too much bass and your track will sound bloated and lack clarity. Not enough bass and your track will sound weak. I have a process that helps me set the perfect amount of bass for my clients every time. Since …

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Beat Lab Reviews – Fresh Tracks of the Week October 26th, 2018

Beat Lab Reviews – Fresh Tracks of the Week October 26th, 2018 This week we’ve got a majority of hip-hop but two of the songs are electronic inspired songs that sit comfortably in their places. Clean production, smooth rhymes, laid-back vibes, and hype beats. These are the Fresh Tracks of the Week. Listen below. Hadron Sounds – Let Me Live My Life ft. Soroya Grosso The song opens with loads of attitude, then ebbs and flows between a rock anthem and pop-filled indie electronic jam. What starts out as a saxophone tone morphs into a growling bass with a short wubby breakdown. We return to the nearly-ska swang chorus halfway through the song before breaking into a piano ballad that lulls us into a soft sense of security…THEN BAM. We’re back to the wholly catchy chorus. It never misses a beat, listen below.    Bobby J From Rockaway – Walter White …

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Beat Lab Reviews – Fresh Tracks of the Week October 5th, 2018

Beat Lab Reviews – Fresh Tracks of the Week October 5th, 2018 Welcome back! We’ve missed you. This week’s Fresh Tracks include a psychedelic rock adventure from Lukka, a dope trip-hop song track by Tensorplex, a laid-back funk song by Caius, a spooky indie song from Peeve, and a refreshing rap banger by TuReal. Listen below!   Lukka – Black Hole Fusion “I am I am I am” is one of the lines repeated during this psychedelic sonic adventure from Lukka. What opens with an atmospheric drone and an eerie melody reminiscent of your favorite Saturday morning cartoon suddenly transforms into a trip down memory lane into the 60’s. The melody is taken over by a running bassline that supports the vintage sheen that engulfs the entire piece, and it’s delightful. The drums tie every instrument together and seal the deal on the old school feel Lukka is aiming for. Her vocals …

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Beat Lab Reviews – Fresh Tracks of the Week August 31, 2018

Beat Lab Reviews – Fresh Tracks of the Week August 31, 2018 This is the last installment of our trial run without submissions from SubmitHub, and hopefully, they like what we’ve been doing so far and will allow us to join their roster of Blogs. If we get approved our next post will feature artists’ submissions via SubmitHub. In the meantime here are some more tracks, they’re fresh, and they’re waiting to be heard!   Carter Wilson – Neoteny Looping (prod. Erameld) Neoteny Looping is a multi-part track that features a couple songs, it really comes alive at the 2-minute mark with an awesome flute lead and a George Carlin sample running along in the back. Carter Wilson’s vocals are soothing and rough at the same time, which help evoke feelings of comfort and urgency supported in his lyricism. To top it off, the album was Mixed AND Mastered by him. …

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That Guitar – FREE LoFi Hip-Hop Style Guitar Sample Pack

That Guitar – FREE LoFi Hip-Hop Style Guitar Sample Pack Electronic music producer Arrogant Beggar and Reddit user ThatguyTarlung recently dropped a post on reddit offering his fellow music makers a wonderful gift – a free sample pack featuring guitar samples designed for use in Lo-Fi Hip-Hop. Anyone familiar with the multiple Youtube channels dedicated to sleepy laid-back beats will recognize “That guitar”. Arrogant Beggar’s original post is copied below, Unless you have been living under a rock or have been avoiding Lo-Fi Hip-Hop radio stations like the plague (I wouldn’t blame you), you have probably heard “That guitar”. Jazzy electric chords that sound like they have been recorded via Polaroid pictures. Here’s my take on it. Featuring my very own “SILO” (Strat in look only) recorded in my bedroom through a knock-off USB interface. Processed by the finest fake-analog gear my money can by (so… mostly free stuff). Originally intended …

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Orchestra Hit! – History of the Infamous Sample

Orchestra Hit! – History of the Infamous Sample Today we wanted to share a video with you produced by Vox that features a history of the infamous sample, the Orchestra Hit. This sample can be found in songs spanning across decades since its origin in a composition written by Igor Stravinsky in 1909 – Firebird. It was originally sampled by the creator of the Fairlight CMI, one of the most influential and innovative pieces of music technology to be created in the last century. The Fairlight was the first synthesizer that could digitally sample, digitally synthesize, and have a visual (touch)display to sequence music on. Stevie Wonder was the first professional musician in the United States to gain access to and use it. Peter Gabriel was using it across the pond. The synthesizer deserves its own post so we won’t drag on too much about it, but it was integral to the widespread …

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TC Electronic’s Incredible Mixing and Mastering Tool

TC Electronic’s Incredible Mixing and Mastering Tool   A common theme in music production is “ultimately, use your ears”. You’ve probably read that in more than a few of our blog posts, on everything from mixing to recording to sound design. However, as technology keeps advancing at an exponential rate it would be foolish not to use the tools available to our advantage. We recently came across TC Electronic’s Clarity M, a desktop mix and master audio meter with serious precision. From everything we’ve seen so far this piece of hardware is a great complimentary decision maker to your ears, and could save you time in those long sessions when you’ve heard a mix so much you really have no idea exactly what you’re listening to anymore.   Out of the gate, the Clarity M comes with stereo and 5.1 audio metering for mixing, mastering, and post production in music …

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