Learn about what a spectrogram is, how to read one, and the unique findings it can uncover about your audio.
Music TheoryTips & TutorialsMixing
Master the audio bus with our in-depth guide on busing tracks—learn how busing and routing can take your mix to the next level.
Learn about what granular synthesis is and how you can use the technique to create immersive soundscapes out of deceptively simple one-shots.
Learn about what musical modes are, the seven common diatonic modes, and how you can use them to achieve new colors in your music.
Let’s walk through what a tritone is, its impact across music history, and its surprising sensitive side that isn’t so diabolical.
Learn about what a diminished chord is and how you can apply diminished triads, half-diminished seventh chords, and diminished seventh chords in your own music.
We discuss five common mastering myths you may have heard before, and shed light on the reality that lies behind each of them.
We discuss the largest factors that go into answering the age-old question of how loud you should master your music.
Learn about what polyrhythms are, popular use cases of the technique, and why you should care about them as a music producer.
Learn about what parallel compression is and how you can use it to glue your sounds together while preserving transients and dynamics.
Use this one simple but colorful chord to achieve sounds that are unmistakably a part of gospel music’s sonic palette.
From parabolic and fiber optic micropones to hydrophones and binaural heads, we explore an array of niche microphones and recording setups.