70 music production tips from the pros to improve your tracks

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So 2018 then, another year that came and went too soon. If you’re anything like us, you’ll no doubt have numerous abandoned projects, half-finished mixes and sparks of ideas that still sit on that metaphorical shelf, gathering a fine coating of dust as we enter 2019. At MusicTech we strive to encourage and nurture your music-making process, […]

15 recording studio tips from pros

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It’s the place you’re going to be spending most of your time, so don’t compromise. Here’s some advice on making your space conducive to recording, as well as cool… Emika Electronic musician Emika recently relocated her studio just outside of Berlin, called ‘The Forest Studio’. It’s a place of natural, rustic beauty. Top Tip “First, […]

15 mastering tips from pros

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Once considered a dark art, we’ve done our utmost to illuminate the mastering process in these pages over the last few years. Here’s some of our best advice… Cassian Irvine Wired Masters was established in 2003 and specialises in advanced mastering techniques, including stem mastering. Cass is one of the co-founders of the innovative studio. […]

15 mixing tips from pros

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Perhaps the most critical stage of the process, mixing is central to a producer’s life. Needing some tips and advice? Look no further… Chris Bolster In-house engineer at Abbey Road, Chris illuminated us on the mechanics of tracking orchestras and defining the shape of a good mix earlier this year. Top Tip “Two mixers will […]

15 recording tips from pros

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Preparation is crucial for capturing your ideas accurately and priming yourself for the recording process… Dani Bennett Spragg The recipient of the Breakthrough Engineer Of The Year gong at the MPG awards ceremony, Dani has worked with some of the music world’s rising stars, including The Amazons, Palace and Circa Waves, as well as Noel […]

10 pro tips on idea generating

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Over the previous 12 months, we’ve spoken to a vast number of producers, musicians, writers, companies, composers, artists and industry professionals who have shared with us their unique approaches, wisdom and expert direction. In this feature, we compile the very best tips and guidance to better equip you for a roaring ’20’s of music-making! Ed […]

10 tips on using microphones

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Know your types Dynamic mics tend to be the workhorses of the microphone world. They are cheap, can take a bit of signal, and tend to be used as mics for some of the bigger-sounding instruments and live vocals. Condensers are more sensitive so are better for more intricate and detailed recordings of, say, acoustic […]