Tag: sound

  • What Is Sound Design?

    What Is Sound Design?

    + 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. For this post, I thought I’d bring it back to basics and explain exactly what it is that I do. A lot of friends, family, and first-time […]

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  • Gain Staging: How to Get a Better Mix with Healthy Levels

    Gain Staging: How to Get a Better Mix with Healthy Levels

    Learn the basics of how to create better mixes of your music, no matter where you record, with six weeks of insights from top sound engineers and personalized mentorship from industry professionals! Check out Faders Up: Modern Mix Techniques, and use the discount code at the bottom of this article to get 40% (that’s $200) off the […]

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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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  • Vinyl: How It Works (and What That Means for You)

    Vinyl: How It Works (and What That Means for You)

    + 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. Vinyl records have enjoyed an immense resurgence in popularity over the last decade. But how exactly do they work? How are two channels of full-bandwidth audio information […]

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  • Equalization 101 – Everything Musicians Need to Know About EQ

    Equalization 101 – Everything Musicians Need to Know About EQ

    Interested in learning more about audio-mixing techniques? We’re working on a new mentor-driven course featuring input from today’s leading sound engineers called Faders Up: Modern Mix Techniques. Sign up to be the first to know when it launches! Good EQ is vital to a great mix. EQ is one of the key tools for producers when mixing audio […]

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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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  • Two Sound Phenomena Explained: Sonic Boom and Acoustic Shadow

    Two Sound Phenomena Explained: Sonic Boom and Acoustic Shadow

    Settle down, class, and take your seats. Bobby, what did I say about chewing gum? Alright. Now that we’re all settled in, let’s talk about sound. Today we’re going to address concepts relating to sound traveling through, getting lost in, and accumulating within airspace. Much of how we perceive our surrounding environment is influenced by our […]

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  • The Essential Guide to Songwriting for Whales

    Young humpbacks these days, all they do is just yell and scat all over the ocean, collaborating with squeaky squids and beat-boxing blowfish, no regard for the fundamentals and true craft of songwriting. For us old baleen bags of blubber, it’s important to develop an appreciation for what makes our song unique, and to honor […]

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