Knowing when a track is finished is the hard part, then you’ve got think about the recording and the mixing. If you’re anything like me, I get my ideas out and recorded, then worry about the mixing (I don’t care if you think this is wrong, because you’re wrong). When it is finally finished, and Read More →

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It’s time to look at the online music production tools we have at our fingertips. We’ve done analogue, we’ve done digital, now it’s time for the ‘online’ music creation tools, it must be, right? For years we’ve had great tools like SoundCloud to showcase our sounds, and recently, Landr for AI mastering (sighs) but there’s Read More →

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Every man and his dog has the internet, cats have their own Instagram accounts and are way more famous than me. All of this data is easy to understand because we see it in day to day life, it’s everywhere. Because we search, we give up data, and it’s interesting to see what our musical Read More →

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For years, I’d always referred to dance music as, well, dance music. Then at some point in the last few years something changed, dance music became something entirely different, it took on a new look, a new face. EDM. So, when did EDM become the norm? Simply, November 2013. Over the years the phrase dance Read More →

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We’ve all been there, getting creative sometimes comes easy, but not always.   Check out our top ways of boosting your creativity from making (differently) to meditation, it’s all here 1. Meditate Meditating is great, it gives you time to stop and not think about anything to do with your day, or with music. Had a Read More →

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Analysis, not the best way to describe something creative is it? But, that said, it is really important to know your mix before you think about mastering. Why? If there’s something in your mix you aren’t sure of, or sticks out to you, then the mastering engineer will probably pick up on it. There is Read More →

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The online music streaming service SoundCloud has partnered with online digital mastering platform, Landr. For a long time now, SoundCloud has been the go to place for musicians, producers and DJ’s to host their tracks, remixes and DJ sets. Now, they have begun a partnership to bring a bit audio consistency to their platform. Don’t Read More →

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It’s upon us once again, Dynamic Range Day. Friday 20th May sees the return of Ian Shepherd’s Dynamic Range Day, a day made to recognise the joy that dynamics bring to music. Every year this gets bigger and bigger, and this year is no exception. There is a challenge every year, and there is a Read More →

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There’s nothing better than finishing a mix. Nothing is more complicated than explaining mastering, except for mastering itself. Mastering is a misunderstood and confusing art. When I first ended up at a mastering studio 4 years ago I probably couldn’t have told you exactly what mastering was, in fact, I definitely couldn’t have. Mastering is Read More →

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Wales’s leading dedicated mastering studio have begun a partnership with Cardiff based record label Golden Boy Records. Golden Boy Records consists of vocalists, songwriters, DJ’s and producers, Cardiff’s new hub for musical talent. Earlier in 2015 we spoke with record label MD Tej about mixing and mastering, and drafted in the mixing wisdom of Hafod’s Read More →

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