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What 'Fundamental Frequencies' Have to Do With Recording a Great Song

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What are “fundamental frequencies”? And why are they important?

Great questions! Let me answer them. Here’s why you need to know about them in order to record a great song.

You Can Make a Professional Song with $0

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This article originally appeared on Soundfly.

 

It’s true. You can make a song that can hang with Charlie Puth’s or Avicii’s on a Spotify playlist. And you don’t have to spend a single penny.

That’s right, I said no money. Zippity. Nada. $0. Here’s how you can do it.

Do I Need Mixing or Mastering for My Music? What’s the Difference?

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This article originally appeared on Soundfly.

 

I still recall being a young aspiring musician recording my first ever album with my bandmates. We spent weeks working on perfecting our recordings, getting the takes just right. The engineer helped us along the way with mixing in amazing effects, EQ, and panning to get it sounding just how we wanted. When it was all wrapped up in the studio, we smiled and patted each other on the back and truly believed this was the finished product we had all been waiting for.

Then the engineer said something I will never forget.

Want Fuller Sounding Songs? Try These 4 Tips

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Fullness. It’s one thing that separates a great-sounding song from a clearly home-produced song. But how do you get fuller sounding songs? It would be nice if there were a “make my song sound fuller” knob I could turn on. But as far as I know, there’s not (yet).

This is a learning journey I’ve been on myself. And producing music from a walk-in closet, it’s hard for me to get that wide and deep sound. I have, however, learned a few things so far about making my songs sound fuller. Four things, to be exact.

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How to Mix Radio-Ready Vocals

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This article originally appeared on Soundfly

 

Vocals are the heart of almost every pop song. In fact, save for instrumental music, vocals should be the focal point of a song in any genre. Whenever listeners find themselves humming along to a song, it’s usually the top-line vocal melody they’re latching onto, so mixing that aspect of your song’s arrangement for ultimate clarity is of particular importance.

In this article, we’ll cover everything you need to know to produce a killer vocal mix for any genre.