Tag Archives: Tracks

Audio Normalization: Should You Normalize Your Tracks?

Audio normalization is a concept that comes up fairly often for new producers. It’s a music production process that’s been around since the earliest days of digital audio, but is it still relevant? It’s not always easy to tell whether to apply normalization or to avoid it completely—and getting it wrong can cause issues in … Continue reading Audio Normalization: Should You Normalize Your Tracks?

The 10 Best Scary Sounds and Horror Sample Packs for Spooky Tracks

Spooky season is upon us and it’s the perfect time to hunker down and make boo-eats and “trick or tracks.” To make your Halloween themed soundtrack you’ll need an ample selection of scary sounds, cursed samples, blood-curdling screams and horrifying SFX. That’s why we’ve pieced together a list of the best scary sound packs and … Continue reading The 10 Best Scary Sounds and Horror Sample Packs for Spooky Tracks

The Ins And Outs Of Reference Tracks

The use of reference tracks is a topic that has been popping up a great deal lately and there seems to lots of confusion as to how to select and use them. Here’s a quick guide that will tell you all you need to know on the subject. Why Use A Reference Track? The reason … Continue reading The Ins And Outs Of Reference Tracks

Minimalism in Music: Why Less is More in Today’s Pop Tracks

Remember how blown away the industry was by the success of Lorde’s “Royals”? Back in 2012, no one thought such a modestly produced record could land on the radio. Then, Billie Eilish walked in and took that minimalist approach to a whole new level. With trap taking the lead now, we’re used to hearing music … Continue reading Minimalism in Music: Why Less is More in Today’s Pop Tracks

New App, Drum Replacer, Uses Artificial Intelligence To Improve Your Drum Tracks

With Drum Replacer you can easily remove bleed from drum recordings, replace drums in a mix with your favorite samples or VSTi, add sub-bass, layer existing drum sounds, and more.… Read More New App, Drum Replacer, Uses Artificial Intelligence To Improve Your Drum Tracks

Limiters: Should You Use Them in Your Tracks?

The two most important aspects of sound in mixing are dynamic range and frequency balance. When it comes to controlling frequencies in your mix, EQ is your main tool. But when you dial in your dynamics there are more options—gates, expanders, compressors and limiters. Of those four, limiters are perhaps the least well understood. In … Continue reading Limiters: Should You Use Them in Your Tracks?

Rekordbox 6: Ableton Link, sync with Dropbox and Beatport and promos, find lost tracks, more

Pioneer’s Rekordbox continues its play to be the DJ software to beat – and there’s a ton of stuff in the latest release pretty much everyone will want, from cloud and mobile sync all the way up to some powerful live visual features. There’s a ton of stuff here, whether you’re primarily using Rekordbox as … Continue reading Rekordbox 6: Ableton Link, sync with Dropbox and Beatport and promos, find lost tracks, more

Arpeggiators Explained: 7 Creative Ways to Use Arps in Your Tracks

Arpeggiators are everywhere in music. It makes sense, they have an interesting sound and they’re incredibly useful for adding melodies and rhythms to a track. Anyone can hold down the keys of synth and trigger an arpeggiator, but what do you need to learn arpeggiation and explore them creatively? In this article, we’ll unpack everything … Continue reading Arpeggiators Explained: 7 Creative Ways to Use Arps in Your Tracks