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The Musician's Guide to Getting a Better Monitor Mix During Performances

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As performing musicians, the importance of having a monitor mix that lets us hear what we need to during a performance cannot be understated. Despite often not being the ones directly in control of this mix, here are a number of things we can do as musicians to ensure we get the mix that we're looking for.

Honing Your Craft, mixing

Sep 1, 2016 10:00 AM

Sonicbids Staff

Tutorial: How to Add Character to Stock Drum Sounds in a Mix

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You've laid down stellar vocals, incredible guitar tracks, and you're ready to add in some drums. But those stock drum sounds are just... blah.

In this video, Matthew Weiss from The Pro Audio Files discusses how to take bland-sounding stock drum sounds and bring them to life.

Tutorial: How to Mix Bass With Multiband Compression

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If you've had issues in the past with consistency in your bass mixes, worry no more! In this video, production guru Warren Huart explores common concerns and dishes out some easy but effective tricks for mixing bass with multiband compression. Follow along as Huart opens up two different sessions and shows how he processes the bass guitar.

5 Common Questions From Aspiring Music Producers, Answered

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Becoming a music producer can be more complicated than you may expect. Responsible for much of the nitty-gritty work and often receiving little credit for it, it can be discouraging for producers who want instant gratification for their long hours spent in the studio.

However, the only thing worse than being disregarded is being unprepared when your name is called upon by artists who expect you to be a master of your craft. In order to get you started on the right path, here are five answers to common questions asked by aspiring producers.

Honing Your Craft, mixing

Jul 1, 2016 08:00 AM

Sonicbids Staff

Top 3 Mixing Tips From a Veteran Producer

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Whether you're new to the art of mixing or you're a seasoned veteran, it's always beneficial to add some tools and tricks to your production knowledge. Producer Warren Huart breaks down his mixing philosophies into three tips that are crucial to getting the best possible mix of your songs. Check out the video below, and if you have any other go-to mixing techniques, let us know in the comments!