No mixing environment is perfect.

Even when you have acoustic treatment, quality monitors, and great headphones, there’s always a bit of guesswork in the final stages of your mix process.

To get good results you should know what you’re up against—and the right way to work around it.

Reference tracks are how you get that perspective. They’re an incredibly useful tool that will help you decide your mix objectively.

However, what is reference tracks? Which ones should you use, and how to work with them?

In this article, we’ll explain what reference tracks are, how to choose a reference track for a better mix, and some of my tops pick for different mix situations.

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A great vocal can help to build or ruin a track. That’s the reason why top artists and producers pay much attention to recording vocals as well as possible. You may think that fancy pro gear is all it takes to get an amazing sound. However, even the best microphones or fanciest preamps won’t matter in case the performance was poor or the recording wasn’t done right. The real trick to polished, professional tracks is a quality production. It’s a complete process that continues all the way to the final master. Great vocal production goes beyond just the music tools you use to record. It’s everything you do during a session to get the right result for your track. In this article, we’ll explore how to produce a vocal session in just 6 steps—even if you’re just recording yourself.

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Lo-fi music has taken on tons of different meanings in recent years.

The term low-fidelity once referred just to the quality of a sound signal.

Especially, a sonic signal of a poorer quality—usually one produced by cassettes.

However today, the grainy, warbling sound that got here from tape recordings and cassettes has given birth to an entire genre of music and production style.

Lo-fi music now refers to an entirely instrumental brand of sample-based hip-hop beat production—and its sprawling community of beatmakers, listeners, and live streaming playlists.

The genre has exploded in popularity over the few years past, especially on YouTube.

So that you might be keen on learning more about the new genre. Especially, if you want to create lo-fi tracks of your own.

In this article we’ll have a look at everything there’s to know about lo-fi music—the music theory behind it, the different production techniques used to make it, and where to get the most effective lo-fi samples.

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Audio normalization is an idea that comes up fairly typically for new producers.

It’s a music production process that’s been around because of the earliest days of digital audio, however, is it still relevant?

It’s not all the time simple to tell whether to apply normalization or to keep away from it completely—and getting it wrong could cause issues in your mix.

In this article, I’ll break down what audio normalization is, when to use it, and when to steer clear.

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So many modern pop stars that have been successful with a signature style are content to stick with a formula.

The big effort it takes to break into the industry leaves many at the top unwilling to take risks.

However, certain pop visionaries can’t help but reinvent themselves—and their craft.

In this article, we will explore a number of the most current modern creative stars rewriting the rules of mainstream pop.

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We all know the importance of creativity at home right now, so we’re excited to share online music Creator, the new free online samples to make beats

Creator allows you to make beats, unlock ideas and stack loops while you browse.

It’s an inspiring way to piece together new ideas and hear how samples sound together.

The possibilities are endless with over one million samples available online. Let’s check LANDR Samples with us.

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