music production

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  1. Scorpio

    General Record Single, Extended-Play, Long-Play and Mixtape Music Projects Explained

    Music artists whether they are independent or signed to major record labels all release projects either in the form of a record single, an EP (extended play album), an LP (long play album) or finally mixtapes. The difference between all those music project formats can be explained as follows...
  2. Numero Uno

    Question Waves Audio and Solid State Logic (SSL)

    When you buy a Waves SSL plugin does some of the money go to Solid State Logic (SSL)?
  3. Scorpio

    General What Is Creative Control?

    'Creative Control' is a consideration that either grants or restricts a recording artist's liberty to either engage, explore, and experiment in the following areas: Production ideas — signature sound, concept albums & other experimental themes. Lyrical content — subject material for songs...
  4. Scorpio

    General What Is A Boring Song?

    A boring song is a record single that fails to meet the minimum demands of a particular target audience. It's essentially microwaved music that ain't worth on average 50 seconds of a listener's time given that most people have a short attention span -- thanks to music being released daily on...
  5. Scorpio

    General A Quick Guide To Panning Drums -- Audience vs Drummer's Perspective

    Whether you like panning your drums in an audience or drummer's perspective just make it sound good already. It's all that really matters at the end of the day. The rest of the talk is subjective opinions — a case of different tastes. To those of you who aren't familiar with the audience or...
  6. Bla Jedza

    General What's The Best Settings For FabFilter Pro-L Mastering Limiter?

    What would y'all recommend as a general-purpose go to best settings for FabFilter Pro-L VST mastering limiter?
  7. Bla Jedza

    Question Panning Hi-Hats In FL Studio?

    What's the best approach when panning Hi-Hats in FL Studio?
  8. Thunder

    Plug-In Installation?

    How do you install VST plug-ins FL Studio 20?
  9. Goldmidi

    Audio Engineering What Is "RT60" Reverberation Time?

    RT60 is a standard measurement used to denote the time it takes for a reverb sound to decay by 60dB. In general here is a common reference for RT60 times: Generic room = 0.8 secs (800ms) Generic Medium Hall = 1 sec (1000ms) Generic Large Hall = 2.5 secs (2500ms) For example, if you were to...
  10. Numero Uno

    Question How Do You Learn Music Theory In Image-Line's FL Studio?

    What's the best way to learn music theory from scratch in Image-Line's FL Studio?
  11. Numero Uno

    General Audio Mixing, Mastering and The Fibonacci Sequence?

    What are best EQ and compression settings to use as frequency starting points based on the Fibonacci sequence (by Leonardo Pisano Bigollo)?
  12. Bla Jedza

    Question High-Pass and Low-Pass Filter On Zimdancehall Vocals?

    What are good mixing settings when using either a high-pass filter or a low-pass filter on Zimdancehall vocals?
  13. Bla Jedza

    Question The Shortage Of Zimdancehall Female Music Producers

    What could be the reason behind a lack of Zimdancehall female music producers? It look as though Zim's music industry is male dominated and that's also applies to Zim Hip Hop as well.
  14. Goldmidi

    Audio Engineering Pro Audio FAQ: What Are Midfield Monitors?

    Pro audio speakers classified as "midfield monitors" are a different breed from "nearfield monitors", in the sense that they are designed to be used in situations where you are at least 2 meters to about 4 meters away from the speaker. Being too close to a midfield monitor setup defeats the...
  15. Goldmidi

    What Are Audio Stems In Audio Production?

    Music "audio stems" are just a way of organizing multiple mix elements grouped together as one unit according to specific sound categories. You can create stems in your DAW (digital audio workstation) by using group channels (also known as either aux channels, bus or buss mixer channels etc)...
  16. Borrowdale Barron

    In FL Studio's Piano Roll Should My Drums Always Be On Note C5?

    When programming or sequencing drums using FL Studio's piano roll is it necessary that drum samples should always be playing from note C5?
  17. Numero Uno

    Question What Is The Best Free DAW?

    What would y'all recommend as the 'Best Free DAW' which has an easy learning curve?
  18. Goldmidi

    Audio Engineering What Amount Of Headroom Should You Reserve For Audio Mastering?

    The amount of headroom you should reserve before mastering music after audio mixing is subjective. What matters the most is to avoid hard clipping i.e. making sure you are not going over 0 dBFS on the master fader. However, some sound engineers may recommend having your final mix peaking at -6...
  19. Goldmidi

    General How Do You Learn Sound Design Basics For Music Production?

    One of the most important things to learn in contemporary computer music production is understanding sound design basics (sound synthesis or synthesizer programming). Hence, the best way to approach the basics of sound design is done by picking a simple to use virtual software synthesizer...
  20. Goldmidi

    Sound Design How To Make Wavy Synth Keys Using Sylenth1 VST

    This sound design tutorial shows how to make deep wavy synth keys using a virtual synthesizer — Lennar Digital Sylenth1. It's a synth preset mainly suited for slow or mid-tempo music, but you can use it in whatever genre of music you are into. So follow the steps below to make this sound: Use...