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How to create space and clarity in your mix with arrangement

Today I'm writing to all the composer's arrangers and producers out there. The ones who feel the need to fill up their production with as many elements as possible. I'm here to tell you; you've got some insane talent, so stop trying to cover it up with bells and whistles, create a nice tight fit dress that allows the music to shine in all its real glory.

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Why does it sound worse after you mix it?

We often look for the most complex solutions, because we build ourselves up to beleive the more complex the solution the greater and more successful the result, but more often than not it's the simplest solutions which work best

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Streamline your production workflow from a smartphone.

A system most artists and producers who've recorded an album are familiar with is the GIANT whiteboard hanging on the control room wall. A production chart of grid lines, mapping each song and every instrument that needs to be recorded. The whiteboard has been a great way for bands and producers to keep focused in the studio, as the recording process can take a lot of time and energy.

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Admit it! You've used presets before.

We all have, and the matter of the fact is as much as people shun using presets, they have a lot to offer us concerning workflow and learning, which we seem to take for granted.

Now before I proceed, this in no way condones a set and forget attitude...

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It's time to face the facts; 5 things engineers get wrong.

We've been taking to the Instagram account to express some truthful yet polarising views within the audio industry. While at first, it felt scary charting new territory, people have appreciated honesty, and fresh views free from what they want to hear but addressing what they NEED to hear. Based on this feedback I thought it'd be great value to collate and share these video's with you the subscribers of bi-monthly audio;

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