Audio Advice

Here you will find helpful tips and advice in music production for both: hardware and software.

What Are The Best Tools To Develop VST Plugins & How Are They Made?

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Understanding how VSTs are made will provide you with insights on how you can make your own VST plugins. Virtual studio technology (VST) is an audio plug-in software interface that integrates a software synthesizer and effects into digital audio workstations. It uses digital signal processing to simulate a traditional recording studio’s hardware in software. There …

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How to Choose the Best Audio File Format? WAV vs MP3 vs AAC vs AIFF

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Whether you want to record or listen to music, you want the best possible audio. There are multiple audio formats available, but they’re not all equal. What is the highest quality audio format? The audio format with the best quality is WAV. Other lossless formats, such as FLAC and AIFF, also make good options. However, …

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How To Make Music With Audacity? (A Beginner’s Guide)

How To Use Audacity To Make Music?

Apart from being a trendy audio editor, Audacity is a very capable workstation aimed at those looking for open-source, free audio software.  Its cross-platform nature makes it a genuinely accessible tool, compatible with LADSPA, Nyquist, VST, and Audio Unit plugins. The software is available for Windows, macOS, Linux, and most UNIX-based operating systems. How To …

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Should Drums Be in Mono or Stereo? (Kick, Snare, Clap and Percussions)

Should Drums Be in Mono or Stereo? (Kick, Snare, Clap and Percussions) | Integraudio.com

Should drums be in mono, panned straight down the middle? Or should drums be in stereo, spread across the entirety of the stereo field? You should keep your individual drum hits in mono if possible, especially the kick drum, though you should also use stereo effects or panning decisions to create width and separation in your …

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How Loud Should a Mix Be Before Mastering? Recording, Mixing & Levels

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In this article, we will explore recording and mixing levels using a PC-based DAW. So How loud should a mix be before mastering? – We aim for no more than -8dBFS PEAK and around -20LUFS on the final output channel before mastering. Optional Mixing Rule. Don’t cheat by using the Limiter. Limiter limits the dynamic …

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FarField, MidField & NearField Monitors – Their Uses, Pros & Cons

FarField, MidField & NearField Monitors - Their Uses, Pros & Cons

There are FarField, MidField & NearField monitors in the market today. Understanding their capabilities and uses will help you make informed decisions when choosing the best studio monitors for your music production needs. Fairfield, MidField & NearField Monitors – Their Uses, Pros & Cons NearField Monitors  These types of monitors are small enough to sit …

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