How To Mix Music (Part 3): Stereo Image & Mixing Tips

How To Mix Music (Part 3): Stereo Image & Mixing Tips

Tim van Doorne
July 4th, 2017

How To Mix Music is our essential guide to becoming a music mixing professional. In this series I explain and teach you – musicians, producers, and aspiring mixing engineers – how to mix music. I share our years of experience and insight on mixing and mastering, our best mixing tips, mastering tricks and music production strategies. Covering the necessary preparations, tools, … Read More

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How To Mix Music (Part 2): Signal Flow & Plugins

How To Mix Music (Part 2): Signal Flow & Plugins

Tim van Doorne
July 4th, 2017

The Essential Guide to Becoming A Music Mixing Professional is a series to help explain and teach you – musicians, producers, and aspiring mixing engineers – how to mix music . I share our years of experience and insight on mixing and mastering, our best mixing tips, mastering tricks and music production strategies. Covering the necessary preparations, tools, underlying physics … Read More

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The Truth About Record Deals (And How To Negotiate Them)

The Truth About Record Deals (And How To Negotiate Them)

Budi Voogt
February 27th, 2017

Whether you’re an electronic music producer or indie band, it is probable that you will be involved in a record deal at some point in your career. In this article, we’ll talk about the nature of recording agreements, key clauses that you should understand and terms that are reasonable and favorable to negotiate for. If you’re not yet familiar with … Read More

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Understanding the Music Industry: Record Labels, A&Rs, Distribution, Pluggers and PR

Understanding the Music Industry: Record Labels, A&Rs, Distribution, Pluggers and PR

Budi Voogt
February 27th, 2017

Understanding the Music Industry is a series that outlines the framework of the business, explaining the roles of the industry professionals, what their jobs entail, when it’s important to involve them and deal specifics that you want to be aware of. Artist managers, booking agents, music publishers, labels, A&Rs and others – we’ll treat them all. The first episode covers … Read More

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How To Mix Music (Part 1): Fundamentals

How To Mix Music (Part 1): Fundamentals

Tim van Doorne
July 4th, 2017

Good mixing can make a good track sound great. It can create a huge difference in how a piece of music is perceived. It creates clarity in the sound. Gives it room to breathe. And creates definition that makes the individual elements stand out. Having your music mixed and mastered by a professional, or doing it yourself (with the right … Read More

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Insight into SoundCloud Premier: Monetization, Ads and Visual Profiles.

Insight into SoundCloud Premier: Monetization, Ads and Visual Profiles.

Budi Voogt
February 27th, 2017

It signified the first steps towards monetizing content on the platform, for which a new invite-only account type was introduced: Premier. Besides monetization, these accounts offer a variety of exclusive features such as visual banners, special artwork on tracks and the ability to geographically restrict content. In early April, the platform reported having brought on over 100 of these invite-only … Read More

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Supercharge Your Soundcloud Account: Simple Tips To Accelerate Growth

Supercharge Your Soundcloud Account: Simple Tips To Accelerate Growth

Budi Voogt
February 27th, 2017

In December 2014 the company reported 175 million unique listeners per month using their service. Next Big Sound reportedly tracked a total of 2.4 billion users on the platform in it’s lifetime. The platform has become the go-to for consumption of mostly electronic music, DJ mixes, podcasts and niche dance releases. Because of their grey-area copyright policy, it’s also one … Read More

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Understanding the Music Industry: Music Publishers, Syncs and Licensing

Understanding the Music Industry: Music Publishers, Syncs and Licensing

Budi Voogt
February 27th, 2017

Understanding the Music Industry is a series that outlines the framework of the business, explaining the roles of the industry professionals, what their jobs entail, when it’s important to involve them and deal specifics that you want to be aware of. Artist managers, booking agents, music publishers, labels, A&Rs and others – we’ll treat them all.

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