Tag: reverb

  • How to Organize Your Session in Ableton Live 10

    How to Organize Your Session in Ableton Live 10

    A simple and handy rundown of some of the features new to Ableton Live 10, and how to reorient your audio editing behaviour around them.

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  • How to Make Your 808s Punchier

    How to Make Your 808s Punchier

    Learn how to get a punchier sounding 808 with some simple tricks, like ADSR adjustments, layering synth sounds, and level alterations across your mix.

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  • Ben Marshall’s Problem-Solution Approach to Mixing Vocals

    Ben Marshall’s Problem-Solution Approach to Mixing Vocals

    + Recording and mixing your vocals at home? Grammy-winning artist Kimbra explores how to harness the full creative potential of your music in her new course! To me, vocals are always the hardest thing to get right in a mix. I’m always looking for a balance between clarity and excitement. When the vocals are too forward,…

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  • Real vs. Hyperreal vs. Surreal

    Real vs. Hyperreal vs. Surreal

    + Welcome to Soundfly! We help curious musicians meet their goals with creative online courses. Whatever you want to learn, whenever you need to learn it. Subscribe now to start learning on the ’Fly. This article originally appeared on Ethan Hein’s blog. You can put all recorded music techniques and gestures into three categories: realist, hyperrealist, and surrealist. These categories have soft boundaries that broadly overlap.…

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  • Mix Buss Compression Made Easy

    Mix Buss Compression Made Easy

    + Pursue your mixing and audio production goals with a Soundfly Mentor like Andrea! Soundfly offers four-week mentorship sessions with a pro, customized to you. Get in touch to learn more. How many of you are completely terrified of doing anything to the mix buss (a.k.a., “stereo buss” or “2 buss”)? It is real easy to mess up…

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  • Stereo Widening: 7 Simple Ways to Give Your Mix Width

    Stereo Widening: 7 Simple Ways to Give Your Mix Width

    + Learning to mix at home? Preview a lesson in Soundfly’s online course Faders Up: Modern Mix Techniques for free, and subscribe for unlimited access. Let’s face it, most mixes don’t jump out of the speaker. They need stereo widening. Without a strong stereo image, your mix will struggle to achieve the expansive and immersive qualities for…

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  • 5 Ways to Tell if Your Vocals Have Too Much Processing

    5 Ways to Tell if Your Vocals Have Too Much Processing

    + Recording and mixing your vocals at home? Grammy-winning artist Kimbra explores how to harness the full creative potential of your music in her new course! When working with the endless options of vocal effects in today’s average digital audio workstation (DAW), it can be very tempting to go overboard. It’s like having a huge, free buffet in…

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  • Hyperbits’ Guide to Layering and Humanizing Pianos

    Hyperbits’ Guide to Layering and Humanizing Pianos

    Make your digital MIDI productions sound more organic with these helpful tips for layering pianos from electronic music producer Hyperbits!

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  • How and Why You Should Use a Reference Track During Mixing

    How and Why You Should Use a Reference Track During Mixing

    + Welcome to Soundfly! We help curious musicians meet their goals with creative online courses. Whatever you want to learn, whenever you need to learn it. Subscribe now to start learning on the ’Fly. Arguably one of the most important skills in mixing audio is the ability to listen. Listening to what others have done with their songs specifically and being able…

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  • Using Effects to Transform the Sonic Contours of Your Electronic Drum Pad

    Using Effects to Transform the Sonic Contours of Your Electronic Drum Pad

    Musicians today use audio effects for literally everything. Guitarists, keyboardists, vocalists, saxophonists, you name it. Effects play a huge role in defining your personal sound to achieve the exact, desired impact no matter what instrument or genre you play. Yet, in my experience, drummers tend to be wariest of using effects processing in a live setting.…

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Elijah Fox at the piano