Mixing Tips for a Modern Snare Drum Sound

The sound of a modern Rock and Metal snare drum is something some of us really desire to achieve in our mixes. This article presents the tools and techniques you should master and apply to get that loud and massive snare sound in your music productions. Let’s begin! Equalization The equalization of the snare drum …

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Managing my Forearm RSI from Mouse Use

A repetitive strain injury is something that anyone who works extensively on the computer is at risk of developing. In my industry (Sound Engineering), I think audio editors are the ones at greater risk. It happened to me, almost 10 years ago, after a particularly intense day of mouse use. A small sting in my …

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Editing Audio Efficiently on Cubase and Nuendo

The job of an audio editor is not easy. Editing an endless amount of recorded voice can seem like a daunting task, sometimes. So it is important to make the process as efficient as possible. Remember, small inefficiencies add up, over time. I’ve written this blog to teach the inexperienced audio editor ways to reduce …

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Sinewave Lab’s Sound Library was a Failure

By the end of 2018 I explained why my experience of selling sound effects through the Audiojungle marketplace hadn’t been that great. And then I started to wonder how I could monetize my sound effects in a better way. I tried to find an answer and launched the Sinewave Lab Sound Library. I had many …

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Bill Burr’s Complete Control of Sound

One of the things I try to teach students about microphones is that some of their technical specifications are not just numbers or graphs on a paper. They are things that can be translated creatively into the world. Bill Burr, a well known comedian from the US, has mastered that art for comedic purposes. For …

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The End of my Music Project

I am writing this article to announce publicly a decision I made regarding my Instrumental Rock project: I am ending it without plans to return.  The cause of this decision is multilayered and I pretend with the rest of this article to explain it the best I can. Project’s Timeline 2005: I started playing guitar. …

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Selling sFX through Audiojungle: Worth it?

I really enjoy recording and creating sound effects. And it would really be awesome if I could find a way to monetize and earn some passive income from that passion of mine. One way to, theoretically, accomplish this is through stock websites such as Audiojungle. So I decided to give it a try and now, …

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Replacing the Shure SRH Headband

Shure SRH headphones sound pretty good. But everyone knows their headbands suck! The plastic adjustment band is fragile, breaking within a few years of use. And repairing them with an official authorized dealer costs about 100 dollars…. Luckly, we can get you a better solution. You can get this headband in AliExpress for 15€ (not …

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Sound Analysis: “Respect The Cock Tame The Cunt Scene”

This scene from Magnolia is great and has a genius bit of sound mixing. Tom Cruise’s character is making a grandiose entrance to the sound of Richard Strauss’ “Also Sprach Zarathustra”. The music plays one final glorious chord. Then, just a few seconds shy from its natural ending, the music is cut off abruptly into …

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The Ultimate Guide to Record High-Quality Audio

Audio content can be divided into four categories: Category 1: Bad Content + Bad Audio Quality; Category 2: Bad Content + Good Audio Quality; Category 3: Good Content + Bad Audio Quality; Category 4: Good Content + Good Audio Quality; You’ve worked hard to create good content for your podcast, audiobook or YouTube video. But …

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