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Making & Mixing Drums – everything you need to know to make drums that Groove well

Drums are the subject that get a lot of people off-track when they start making & mixing music. Drums maketh not the Mix The song is about the song. Tautological I know but it needs to keep being said when I hear track after track where all the care in the world went into the… Continue reading Making & Mixing Drums – everything you need to know to make drums that Groove well

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Mixing Midsomer Variations

I was asked to show a whole track being mixed. Normally that is a tiny bit difficult for me as I have the track essentially mixed by the time I have finished composing it so there isn't a discrete process wherein I go through and Mix things. But I was disciplined as I worked on… Continue reading Mixing Midsomer Variations

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Understanding Sounds for your Synth, Song Arrangement & Mix

This article is a holder for the 5-Video series on making, composing with, arranging & mixing the main categories of melodic sounds you will use when making almost any style of music. Part I: BassPart II: PolyPart III: LeadsPart IV: Pads Part V is about Layered Sounds which helps you to understand not only how… Continue reading Understanding Sounds for your Synth, Song Arrangement & Mix

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Mixing in Stere-ereo – conclusion

In part one we started to look at stereo in a mix and the idea of width and panning to create the illusion of space and depth in our imaginary song space. We finished just as the band had all pissed off to the pub to get blotto (and the girls pregnant). At this point… Continue reading Mixing in Stere-ereo – conclusion

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Mixing in Stere-ereo

In my my last post in this series I talked about how mixing bass isn't always the way you think it should be at first. Tricky stuff physics. BUT never fear because Physics is actually a very logical and predictable fellow so we can fool him into doing our bidding. In this post we will… Continue reading Mixing in Stere-ereo

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Blamsoft Distributor in Propellerhead Reason

Reason has always been a pretty modular environment. If you use the units just as they are results are alright but the software really comes alive when you start to put things together. The Combinator was the biggest single evolution in this respect. We have just had another big leap land on us in the… Continue reading Blamsoft Distributor in Propellerhead Reason

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Mixing with Groups in Propellerhead Reason

Groups are a great way to handle parts of a mix before they go to the record pressing plant via the Master Out. As you may have noted yourself the Master is where it all comes together so if you whack a 32nd-note BPM-synced Phaser on the Master in a fit of LSD induced midnight… Continue reading Mixing with Groups in Propellerhead Reason