Reverb — an abbreviation for "reverberation" — is the reflected sound that bounces back to your ears from surfaces in your environment. It's what gives massive cathedrals their characteristic, echo-laden sound. So let's talk about how to use just the right about of Reverb in your mix Reverb, whether it be from a plug-in, digital rackmount unit

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Compression is a topic that is often discussed at length by producers and engineers. We talk about our favorite compressors, popular techniques, and the best settings to use for any and every situation. But one thing we don't often talk about is how to actually hear compression. When you're first starting out, it's important to train your ears to b

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 For over a year, Twitch has been engrossed in a well-documented war with the music industry over its approach to licensing—or perhaps a lack thereof—on its platform.  Sources say that Twitch's woes over their lack of proper music licensing may soon be over. Now, according to sources close to the US National Music Publishers Association,

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 Those with an appetite for sonic destruction can choose from two options  Denise audio has expanded its plugin roster with two new bit crushers, one of which - My Crush - is free. Bite Harder, its big brother, adds more features, including extra drive, effects, parameter controls and a push-pull graph that enables you to target spec

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Pioneer Pro Audio sends a speaker into space in a bid to banish the phrase "You're on mute" Watch as the XY-2 ascends to the heavens then plummets to earth at 250mph Following in the rocket trails of Yuri Gagarin, John Glenn and, um, Jeff Bezos, Pioneer Pro Audio has blasted into space. Which is to say that it's sent one of its loudspeakers - the X

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I keep hearing the "tricks" people think will work. Pitching up, only mix 30 seconds, bla bla bla, NONE OF IT WORKS and there's new tools for publishers to catch you in the act. Twitch has struck a deal with the National Music Publishers Association after months of animosity between the music industry and the Amazon-owned streaming giant. As report

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 Senate Unanimously Passes Resolution Designating November As 'Hip-Hop History Month'  Fans of hip-hop stand up! On Monday (August 2), the United States Senate unanimously passed Resolution 331, a bill that officially designates August 11, 2021, as "Hip Hop Celebration Day" and November 2021 as "Hip Hop History Month." "Hip-hop transcend[

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 You might have seen previous articles listing common compression mistakes and EQ mistakes. What's next? We're exploring some of the most common mistakes mixing engineers make when dealing with reverb and how to avoid them. Again, here's the phrase that has, by now, become boilerplate: if you find yourself guilty of any of these, don't worry—s

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Sprinkle a little magic, wonder and even soul into your chord progressions with this neat music theory device Music is an incredibly powerful tap into the emotions. As an experiment, try watching the most emotional scene from any movie you can think of with the sound turned off.  Without music, the emotional impact of the scene will be hugely

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I get into it too, just like you. It's like writer's block but its worse and it's a HUGE waste of time, so let's fix it.   How to keep your producing "moving forward" even if it's not the goal you intended. Drawing a blank in the studio? Use these bullet-proof creativity hacks to bust out of your writer's block We've all been there: you g

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 The hardest thing to do is find yourself in your own music. Finding that one fuzzy sound that makes everyone realize "it's you" every single time. If there was such a thing as 'a good lockdown', it's fair to say that German-Croatian producer Topic had it. First came "Why do you lie to me Why Do You Lie To Me featuring rapper Lil Baby, &n

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Looking to take producers out of solitary studios and give them a community and support, Vivrant is a writer's camp – only with more kickdrums The journey north from Luleå Airport takes around one hour, the scenery growing wilder with each mile the minibus clocks. Swedish Lapland is a breathtaking wilderness, whether it's midwinter's frozen lakes a

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Behringer has turned its attention away from dropping synth remakes for a moment to introduce the new Studio XL, 192 kHz, 2x4 USB audio interface. The Behringer's new Studio XL takes much of its cues from Mackie's Big Knob Studio+ interface and as such gives you control over motor mixes and also includes studio talkback. The big USP

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David Chan couldn't find what he was looking for in New York City nightlife, so he created it himself. The Brooklyn-based DJ, who spins under the name THELIMITDOESNOTEXIST, just launched his own hyperpop club night, called sksksks, which aims to be a "safe space" for queer, trans and nonbinary partygoers "to gather away from the pure pop music or h

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Markuc Schulz Global Dj Broadcast

The World Tour returns to Global DJ Broadcast, and in anticipation of the release of In Search of Sunrise 17; mixed by Markus Schulz, Kryder and Kyau & Albert, Markus was privileged to perform a special ISOS themed set for Luminosity at Beachclub Fuel in the Netherlands - his first visit to Europe in some 18 months.

In Search of Sunrise 17 can be pre-ordered or pre-saved now on your preferred portal. Included in the broadcast is a brand new production from Markus also featured on ISOS 17, titled Return from the Sand Sea.

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The inaugural Paradise Blue festival will feature performances by Zomboy, Virtual Riot, 12th Planet, and three sets from Excision himself.  Excision has announced a brand new destination music festival, which the dubstep icon has likened to a "headbanger's paradise." Excision's first-ever destination music festival, Paradise Blue invites dubst

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This has been a really interesting year for Antifmradio. With so much "nothing to do", I decided to take a good amount of time and really dig into all the needed changes that needed to be made. Like allowing Djs to upload their music again, but that's only the tip of what's happened. So with that, we have a New Look for Antifmradio. Recen

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A short teaser of the new album 'Found In The Wild' by Eli & Fur, out now on Anjunadeep - https://music.anjunadeep.com/.

 

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Exploring new genres is always a great creative exercise for producers across skill levels. Getting acquainted with the techniques associated with different styles of music can help expand your musical vocabulary, which in turn allows you to blend contrasting influences into a sound that’s uniquely your own.

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"I Can't Stop Raving" marks yet another club-ready record from the NYC mainstay. After Brooklyn-based dance music veteran DANK previously mentioned that he's "sitting on a wealth of new music," that statement is proving to be true.

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