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Legacy upmixing practices – correcting delay with Halo DownmixFreddy Vinehill-Cliffe
Halo Downmix’s delay correction; how it works, and why you might need it.
Mixing in surround with ISL and SEQ-SFreddy Vinehill-Cliffe
ISL is a True Peak limiter which supports up to 10 channels of audio. SEQ-S is a spline EQ with a resizable, direct-draw interface, which makes it very easy to draw the exact curve you …
Is MasterCheck just for mastering?Freddy Vinehill-Cliffe
MasterCheck was designed primarily with mastering in mind - the clue is in the name - but is it just for mastering, or can you use this plug-in for mixing too?
The biggest misconceptions about upmixingFreddy Vinehill-Cliffe
More and more commonly, upmixing is becoming a key part of any audio post workflow.
Loudness vs True Peak: a beginner’s guideFreddy Vinehill-Cliffe
Loudness 101, perfect for newcomers, but also useful for those of us in need of a quick refresher!
3 tips for pulling yourself out of a creative rutFreddy Vinehill-Cliffe
Struggling to feel inspired? Here are some suggestions for getting yourself back in the creative mindset.
3 techniques for working in an untreated roomFreddy Vinehill-Cliffe
A few tips for handling an untreated room, using NUGEN plug-ins and others.
3 ways to improve your lo-fi drum recording using NUGEN Audio plug-insFreddy Vinehill-Cliffe
Some tips for home recording in a less-than-ideal space, including an unorthodox approach to limiting with ISL!
How to Use Morph EQ for BeatmakingFreddy Vinehill-Cliffe
The ‘Morph’ function in SEQ-S gradually shifts between two EQ states at a speed dictated by the user. When looped, this can be used for some creative rhythmic effects.
An Introduction to SEQ-SFreddy Vinehill-Cliffe
SEQ-S is an EQ plug-in with "match" and "morph" functionality.
Summing Your Bass to Mono: Why and How?Freddy Vinehill-Cliffe
How to use mid/side processing to sum your bass frequencies to mono.
How to Set Up VisLM for NetflixFreddy Vinehill-Cliffe
A brief explanation of how to use VisLM when mixing a project for Netflix.
How to Use Flags in VisLMFreddy Vinehill-Cliffe
How to use navigable alerts in the latest version of VisLM.
How to Master for StreamingFreddy Vinehill-Cliffe
How to prepare your track for streaming services by using MasterCheck as part of your workflow.
An Introduction to Loudness ToolkitFreddy Vinehill-Cliffe
The Loudness Toolkit is a comprehensive software bundle for loudness management, consisting of VisLM, LM-Correct and ISL.
An Introduction to FocusFreddy Vinehill-Cliffe
Focus is a bundle of plug-ins, each of which allow you to manipulate the stereo field in different ways. The three plug-ins included are Monofilter, Stereoplacer and Stereoizer.
An Introduction to Halo Upmix and Halo DownmixFreddy Vinehill-Cliffe
You can use Halo Upmix to create a coherent, natural-sounding upmix. Halo Downmix allows you to fine-tune your downmix.
An Introduction to SigModFreddy Vinehill-Cliffe
SigMod is a modular plug-in, a kind of “utility belt” featuring 12 single-process modules.
An Introduction to MasterCheckFreddy Vinehill-Cliffe
MasterCheck is a plug-in which helps to prepare your music for streaming.
SigMod tips & tricksFreddy Vinehill-Cliffe
In May 2019 we ran a competition for users to send us their most creative, weird and wonderful signal chains including SigMod. If you need some inspiration for how to use SigMod, check out these …
Streaming mattersFreddy Vinehill-Cliffe
We asked our users five questions about the loudness and codec compression techniques used in streaming services. Here are the survey results.
How loud is too loud?Freddy Vinehill-Cliffe
Streaming platforms play everything out at the same loudness. This is achieved by a process called loudness normalisation. But how loud is too loud?
No-one is listening to your mixdownFreddy Vinehill-Cliffe
Almost no-one is listening to your mixdown in its original form, and with the overwhelming popularity of streaming services you simply cannot afford to ignore these downstream processes.
More dynamics, same loudnessFreddy Vinehill-Cliffe
A song can be dynamic in various different ways, so how should we consider dynamics when it comes to streaming?
Be the loudestFreddy Vinehill-Cliffe
Loudness normalisation means that your music can no longer be heavily compressed and to make it louder than the next track - the playout system simply turns it down. How dynamic you make the mix …
Tips & tricksFreddy Vinehill-Cliffe
In the final article of our series on producing for streaming services, it's time to put what you've learnt into practice.