Category: Producers

Eventide Fission Plug-In


  Fission is Eventide Audio’s first plug-in to feature the company’s patent-pending Structural Effects meth.odology for splitting audio, disassembling it into two fundamental components called Transient and Tonal. Able to be recombined completely in any balance, the Transient and Tonal components are available for individual processing Fission’s Transient Effects and Tonal Effects. The plug-in…

The Making of Brauer Motion: How A Master Mixer Reinvented Panning


  Talk with Michael Brauer, and its immediately clear why he’s mixing like no one else: He communicates in conversation just as he does with his mixes – authentic, original, expressive. From his suite at Electric Lady Studios, Brauer’s epic discography has continued to expand with John Mayer, Tony Bennett, Kelis, Kaiser Chiefs, Elle King, James Bay,…

New Gear Review: Apollo Twin MkII by Universal Audio

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  At the beginning of this year, Universal Audio unveiled the successor to the wildly popular Apollo Twin desktop interface: The Apollo Twin MkII. Although the MkII may not appear much different than its predecessor at first glance (barring the sleek new black color scheme), Universal Audio calls it “A ground-up redesign of the world’s most popular desktop…

How Can Rappers and Producers Make Sure They Get Paid and Avoid Being Scammed?


  In recent months, artists across the industry at every level have been embroiled in controversy surrounding payment and compensation—including Chance The Rapper and J.U.S.T.I.C.E League, Chicago rapper Lucki, rapper Smokepurpp, and New Jersey producer Ronny J. In an effort to turn these unfortunate events into a teachable moment, we reached out to two entertainment lawyers—Kamal A. Moo and…

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Beyond Stock Sounds: 10 Essential Plugins You NEED to Add to Your DAW


  DAWs have come a long way in recent years, and the included plugins that come with them rival after-market commercial options in many cases. However, your DAW’s standard EQs, compressors, and extra goodies may not always make the cut for intense audio work. Even now, there are some things that stock plugins often won’tdo. For…

Metro Boomin Is Partnering With Republic Records and Universal Music Group To Launch His Own Label


  Metro Boomin has announced the official launch of his label, Boominati Worldwide. The label, which Metro first announced in February, was formed in partnership with Republic Records and Universal Music Group and will facilitate his own releases, as well as output from future signees. The producer’s solo debut single, “No Complaints,” featuring Drake and Offset, served as his…

How much EQ is too much?

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I do a lot of dance music, and have been referencing my mixes against commercial releases. How can I get the fat synth sounds of my references without going nuts with EQ? For example, I have a song I’m working on at the moment where I have to boost 15dB at 350Hz to get anywhere…

The Basics of Beat Detective: Best Practices for Editing Drums


  Pro Tool’s Beat Detective is a powerful tool to have under your belt. From editing audio and MIDI tracks, to generating complete tempo maps and groove templates based on a performance, Beat Detective can be a real life and time saver. Contrary to popular belief, the results need not be robotic or unnatural. When…

Scott Storch Gives A Rundown of His Production Hits Live on Sway in the Morning