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Audio stem separation is essential to modern music production, film and video game post-production and live sound reinforcement. It involves separating individual elements of an audio mix into individual stems, which can be manipulated and processed separately. The ability to separate the elements of a mix opens up new possibilities for audio production and post-production, allowing for greater flexibility and control over the final product. Click here to try our free online Audio Stem Separato...Read More
Mastering is the final step of audio post-production. The purpose of Mastering is to balance the sonic elements of a stereo mix and optimize playback across all systems and media formats. Traditionally, Mastering uses tools like equalization, compression, limiting and stereo enhancement. It is the final set of tweaks before the music is released. What's The Difference Between Mixing & Mastering? You may wonder how the two processes differ if you're not a mixing or mastering engineer. The t...Read More
The Mastering process uses a suite of sound engineering tools to help you get the most from your tracks. These tools include: Equalizer Compressor Stereo Enhancement Loudness Control Maztr's versions of these tools can be found in our Advanced Interface and are explained in detail below. Of course, if you only want a quick and easy solution for mastering your tracks, you can try our Simple Interface which automates many of these processes using presets and advanced algorithms to do the ...Read More
So you've spent a ton of time writing and recording a song and love how it sounds. There's just one final step between the recording on your computer and sharing your music with the world — mastering. To ensure the best possible sound from your final master, it's essential that you submit tracks for mastering that have the correct levels and, above all, a great mix. Here are a few tips to help you get the best possible mix to submit for mastering. The Short Version Get the right mix. ...Read More
One of the most common struggles for home producers is getting your mix to sound clear instead of having a lot of "boomy" low end. This is usually due to poor monitoring and/or an untreated room, but can leave you feeling like you don't have the chops to get a great sounding recording from your home studio. There's a lot to be said for having a well treated room, great monitors and a subwoofer, but that can get really expensive. The good news is there are a few things you can do to clean up you...Read More
So you've decided to start recording at home and want to build your own studio? You'll quickly discover that many options span quality and price for every aspect of your new studio. If you're reading this article, chances are you're on a budget and can't afford to drop $100,000+ on treating your room and purchasing top-of-the-line professional studio gear. The good news is all of that stuff wouldn't do you any good anyway unless you already know your way around a studio. If you're just getting s...Read More
Choosing the right microphone for your home studio can be a daunting task - especially when you're on a budget. Should you buy a condensor or a dynamic? What brand? What model? Ultimately the goal is to get the best vocal sound you can in the space you have, so depending on your room treatment (if any), the style of music you record and the sound you're going for, your choice will be unique to your needs. No matter what kind of mic is your favorite, you're bound to have situations where a ...Read More
Identifying the proper frequencies of the instruments in your mix can help you create more width and clarity in your final mixdown. Unfortunately, finding the pesky frequncies that make you cringe can be somewhat of a guessing game if you don't have the frequency ranges of all of your instruments memorized. So we've put together a reference guide you can use when mixing to help you get the best sound out of each and every one of your mixes. Although every recording will be different dependi...Read More
These tips are not specific to any particular DAW. The methods and processes will vary from DAW to DAW but the concepts are universal. NEED HELP CHOOSING A DAW? Click here to try a FREE DAW or click here to check out our favorite DAWs. Use keyboard shortcuts Writing, recording, and mixing music can be very time consuming. Moving around your DAW more efficiently can make the whole process easier. For example, use the keyboard shortcut to jump from bar to bar or marker to marker. Using b...Read More
Although there are other options, digital recording is the easiest and most cost effective way to get started producing music in a home studio. This means you're going to need recording software, otherwise known as a Digital Audio Workstation (DAW). There are many different DAWs available for different purposes, with a huge community of home studio owners keen to help you get started and learn how to achieve the results you're looking for. We're not going to try to tell you which is the best DA...Read More