Tag: sound engineering

  • Faders Up II: Meet Our Pro Instructors

    Faders Up II: Meet Our Pro Instructors

    Interested in learning about pro-audio mixing techniques? Preview Soundfly’s online mixing courses, Faders Up I: Modern Mix Techniques and Faders Up II: Advanced Mix Techniques today. Each 6-week course combines tips and perspectives from today’s top sound engineers with 1-on-1 professional mentorship from a Soundfly Mentor. Sign up for either Faders Up course now and take 30% off with promo code: FRIENDOFTHEFLY. We’re […]

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  • 5 Moments in the History of Tape That Shaped Modern Music

    5 Moments in the History of Tape That Shaped Modern Music

    Before the synthesizer, electronic experimenters were already at work with another instrument — the tape recorder. Before the ability to record, musical excellence, virtuosity, and authenticity were associated with playing a live instrument. In fact, recording was often perceived as a “dishonest” activity by some artists at its introduction. Until it fell into the hands of those willing […]

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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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  • WTF Is VR and Spatial Audio? Mixing for 360 Audio

    WTF Is VR and Spatial Audio? Mixing for 360 Audio

    The term “virtual reality” always reminds me of some cheesy ’80s or ’90s movie that involved chunky headsets and dreamed of a future with flying cars and household robots doing everyday chores. The actual reality is that we have self-driving cars (thanks, Tesla), household robots to whom we can ask questions, (“Alexa, stream Total Recall”), and […]

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  • Mastering: Decoding the ‘What’ and ‘Why’ of It All

    Mastering: Decoding the ‘What’ and ‘Why’ of It All

    + Pursue your mixing or 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. Your music has been carefully recorded and painstakingly mixed, but there’s still one more step before it’s ready for the listening public: mastering. Mastering is the bridge […]

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  • How to Be the Band Nobody Wants to Play with — Ever Again (in 10 Easy Steps)

    How to Be the Band Nobody Wants to Play with — Ever Again (in 10 Easy Steps)

    My band, the Gnarly Shredderz, is one of the greatest bands of all time. We’re so awesome, in fact, that bands on the same bill as us never ask my group to play another show with them because they know they just can’t keep up. We just end up embarrassing them with our insanely interesting […]

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  • How to Build an Acoustic Diffuser — And Why You Need Diffusion

    How to Build an Acoustic Diffuser — And Why You Need Diffusion

    I’m going to try and simplify this article as much as I can. Partly due to the fact that I’m not a physicist and partly for the reader’s sanity. Firstly, let’s talk about acoustic treatment types in general. Types of Acoustic Treatment Absorption There are several different types of acoustic treatment that all have their […]

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  • (Artificial) Space Is the Place: A Reverb Technology Primer

    (Artificial) Space Is the Place: A Reverb Technology Primer

    + 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. If you’ve sung even a single note in a large concrete stairwell, you likely know how flattering and interesting reverberation can be. The desire to artificially add […]

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  • A Guide to Best Practices for Seamless Audio Collaboration in Your DAW

    A Guide to Best Practices for Seamless Audio Collaboration in Your DAW

    As DAW and recording technology gets ever better, musicians can collaborate in ways they’ve never imagined… which leads to a whole new host of problems.

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  • How to Be Every Sound Guy’s Best Friend

    How to Be Every Sound Guy’s Best Friend

    The sound guy/gal: The final piece between the killer show you have been rehearsing for for months, bringing down the house… or going up in smoke. The thing is though, sometimes they’re tired (they often work days and nights), or still irritated about the band last night who got too drunk and spilled beer all over the DI […]

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