Using a Compressor in Mix-down

Using a Compressor in Mix-down

There are many applications and styles of compressors but for the producer wanting to get the most out of a mix-down it is one of the most important tools they could ever have. WHY IS IT SO?  In music there is a term known as dynamics. I remember my old band master...
Creating a Recording Space

Creating a Recording Space

Three points on acoustically treating your room for recording & monitoring…. 1. Making the most of it: As most of us don’t have the budget to build the dream recording space, it pays to know how to work with what you have and generally it’s a spare room with flat...
Cheap vs Quality Signal Cables

Cheap vs Quality Signal Cables

Upgrading your cables could really improve your end result. Most of us have a growing collection of broken cables sitting in a box somewhere around the studio. Years ago after throwing out dozens of dud leads I decided to take the plunge and buy some good quality...
Plain Talk On Studio Monitors

Plain Talk On Studio Monitors

If you can hear it you can fix it.. A good set of monitors in your studio can be the difference between the life and death of your mix, the better the monitor the more you can hear what’s really happening in the playback. The first thing to realise is that...
Auto Tune.. Yes or No?

Auto Tune.. Yes or No?

Is it cheating? As always there is a growing divide of opinion over the advances in music technology and it’s effect on the purity of talent vs the distinctly untalented. Can automatic software band generators and vocal correction tools fool the public into accepting...
Explaining Sound Diffusion

Explaining Sound Diffusion

You’ve got the right monitors, microphones and plugins and your mix sounds great in your room, but….now it’s time for the car playback test!  Your heart sinks as it now sounds very different with all sorts of wayward frequencies swallowing up the clarity of the mix....
Still Made In Australia

Still Made In Australia

Still made in Australia In a world where so many of the gadgets that we use in the pro audio industry are coming out of China in little plastic boxes , it’s great to see an Australian company that still does all it’s own design and manufacturing right here in the land...
How to standardise volumes for midi files

How to standardise volumes for midi files

Make all Your Midi Files the Same Volume & Gig Ready ….Part One…. Standard Midi files (SMF) appeared after the largest producers of multi timbrel sound modules and keyboards agreed on a standard set of 127 General Midi sounds and Controls that would be in the same...
The Online Challenge

The Online Challenge

The online challenge Now many years on since the birth of the internet we find that consumers are starting to trust it more and more with online purchases.  How is this trend affecting the local bricks & mortar music shop up the road? To the general public the...
Recording Studio Tuition

Recording Studio Tuition

Personal Coaching in recording  & music technology at Your Studio Musictech Australia started as a coaching aid to musicians and budding producers in studios and classrooms right across Australia back in 2011. Since then we have conducted lessons & workshops...