Tag Archives: VST

HOFA Mix Contest

I have long advocated that the best, nay, only way to become a better music mixer is to practice. I have also privately lamented that I don’t myself [..]

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I Adore You Part 2 – Mixing and Video

If you are here from yesterday’s post about recording this song, I will warn you that today’s post is going to get a bit technical and geeky. That’s [..]

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Happy Day

Happy Day is a song that I wrote for a songwriting competition in 2014. While I didn’t win anything, it was remarkable fun to write, record and mix. [..]

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Best of the Web – How to Use Subtractive EQ

EQ is one of the fundamental tools in the mixer’s arsenal. When asked if he couldn’t live without compression or EQ, recording and mixing educator Joe Gilder replied [..]

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Stereo Widening VST Shootout

In my last post, I wrote about the use of a stereo widener and my panning decisions concerning the string section in My Father’s World. At the end of that post [..]

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Strings and Stereo Widening

Back when I recorded and mixed This is My Father’s World, I mentioned that I used a stereo widener on the string section. I also panned the strings [..]

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An Orchestra All My Own

My new software arrived the day after Christmas. Unfortunately, I had to wait until the following Monday to go to the post office to pick it up (out [..]

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Down ‘n Dirty Tutorial on Using Softsynths

Not that many years ago if you wanted to play a synthesizer, you either bought a keyboard synthesizer or a sound module, which is the synth without the keyboard. [..]

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Free Reverb Roundup

Lately I’ve been experimenting with a variety of the free reverb VSTi’s available on the internet. There are a countless number of them, but some of them, I [..]

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