Free plugins are one of the best things about being a producer in 2022. Quality music production tools have never been extra accessible for the typical musician. However with more freeware plugins showing up on the scene every day, finding the suitable one isn’t easy. That’s why we’re bringing you the top picks for the most helpful and creative free music software. In this edition—vintage EQs, minimalist reverb, vintage synths, and more. Today’s roundup of free plugins comes with a variety of inspiring tools. These free plugins will allow you to both make tracks and mix them in May.

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Mastering has all the time been a bit of an enigma within the music-making process—its definition has shifted over time and over time its significance has modified.

At present, having a great mastering engineer is still key to releasing a good-sounding record.

However, what precisely can a mastering engineer do for your tracks in 2021 and when should you hire one?

In this article, I’ll break down what you may expect from mastering engineers and highlight a handful of instances in your music. Continue reading →