Today we discuss my thought process on plugin order. While there is no right or wrong way to organize the order of your plugins I typically follow a workflow that some may consider standard. I wanted to give some insight into my though process behind the order I typically follow when using plugins or processing.
Do you use audio normalization? If so, you might be making some small mistakes or not realizing what is actually happening. I personally hardly ever use audio normalization. Now there might be times when it can be handy. Although I work on music production, maybe if you’re in broadcast or other areas in the music space it can be a handy tool.
But for what I do, it’s not necessary. If you want to learn more be sure to check out the video on audio normalization.
What’s wrong with this waveform for mastering? This is a common music mastering problem that I see. Even though I give clients instructions I commonly find clients trying to send me MP3s, and or files with blown up waveforms. The problem with these files is there is no dynamics left and no headroom for me to work on your project.
I made this video to share what your waveform should look like before sending off to a mastering engineer.
Today we discuss how to finish more music! This is often a problem for artists that get stuck in the motion of making loops and general ideas but never actually finish complete songs or have a hard time getting there. Some of these tips will help speed up your workflow, make things efficient and get you to the finish line faster so you do not have to waste time trying to do repetitive tasks and it will hopefully speed up your production process.
If you’re a new producer or an experienced producer looking for more workflow tips then be sure to check this video out!