8 Proven Ways to Achieve a Fat and Thick Bass

Get Thick Fat Bass

Are you tired of weak and thin bass sounds in your music? Want to make your bass sound fat and punchy?  As a music producer or a bass player, you know how important it is to have a thick and powerful bass and low end.

In this video, I will share 8 proven techniques to achieve a thick, fat, and powerful bass using Ableton Live that will make your music sound professional and polished. Whether you’re working on an electronic track, a hip-hop beat or a rock song, these tips will help you take your low end game to the next level.


Continue reading “8 Proven Ways to Achieve a Fat and Thick Bass”

Dynamic EQ – Everything You Need to Know

Dynamic EQ

Are you using dynamic EQ? Want to know the differences between a static EQ and a dynamic EQ? Dynamic EQ is a new innovative type of EQ that allows for more precise control over the frequency response of a track. Dynamic EQs adapt dynamically to changes in the audio signal.

In short, a dynamic EQ is acting like an equalizer and a compressor almost in one. It can be set so that the dynamic EQ is analyzing the incoming audio and reacting to the signal based on the parameters set. For example, the threshold, just like a compressor, will initiate when the EQ starts to boost or cut. So you can have the EQ dynamically boost or cut based on the parameters set including attack and decay. This type of EQ can provide greater control when looking to surgically fix issues in the mix. The benefit of using an EQ like this is that problem frequencies can be addressed only when resonating in the signal. This means that the whole frequency will not be boosted or cut at all times.

Continue reading “Dynamic EQ – Everything You Need to Know”

Saturation in Music Production

Saturation 101

Music production is a detailed art form that takes many years to understand sound, tone, and dynamics. One of the greatest tools in music production is Saturation. Saturation refers to the process of adding harmonic distortion to a sound, which can create a warmer, richer, and more complex tone. You can use several types of saturation to enhance their tracks. Each type of saturation produces a unique sound and can be used to achieve different effects on the audio signal.

Continue reading “Saturation in Music Production”

What is distortion and how to use it in music production?

Distortion in Music

Distortion is a type of audio effect that deforms the sound, altering it in some way that can be sonically pleasing to the human ear. While EQ and compressors also alter the sound, distortion is one of those terms that you hear about when guitar players use distortion pedals, or when you have a rack mount unit with a distortion box that mangles the sound.

Types of Distortion Plugins

When it comes to distortion plugins, there are different types that you can use:

Continue reading “What is distortion and how to use it in music production?”

Layering Drums in Ableton

THESE Methods Will Transform Your Drums (Layering Drums in Ableton)

Have you ever tried layering drums in Ableton? Are you struggling to make your drum beats sound thick and well-defined? Drums can be tricky, especially if you’re programming them. Recording drums can be tough if you don’t have the proper space so if you’re recording you might want to try layering some samples to really give the drums the thickness and punch that you’re looking for to cut through the record. Most beginner producers do not realize the importance of sound quality when choosing their samples, and they lack that professional polish. But then they are left wondering why their stuff sounds amateur. Honestly, they do not focus enough on the details and the sonic characteristics of each sound.

I share different methods of layering drums and reveal essential techniques that will help you create thick, punchy, and quality drum sounds. I explain the pros and cons of each method, providing valuable insights on how to layer drums like a pro. Whether you prefer working with drum racks in Ableton or prefer layering tracks individually, I’ve got you covered. You will also learn how to use Ableton’s choke feature to make your drums sound more natural. Watch the complete video to learn more.

After watching this you should have some techniques you can apply when programming your drum samples or chopping up your drums.

Continue reading “Layering Drums in Ableton”

Find the Right Mastering Engineer for Your Music

Find the Right Mastering Engineer for Your Music

Are you struggling to find the right mastering engineer for your music production needs? Look no further! Lots of mastering engineers these days claim to have the knowledge and skills and offer limited services online. Often times they may take your music and run it through the same processing chain every time. Others might not give each piece of music the proper care and attention it needs. This is why you need to be cautious when looking for a professional mastering engineer.

In this video, I am going to share invaluable tips on what to look for when hiring a mastering engineer. From good communication to a proven track record, I have covered the five things you need to consider to ensure you get the best results for your music. You’ll learn why good communication is critical, how to build a strong relationship with your mastering engineer, and how to quality check your master and use reference tracks and tools to ensure the best possible sound. This video will help you navigate the complex world of audio mastering and find the perfect engineer to take your music to the next level. Watch now and discover how to make the most of your mastering experience.

Continue reading “Find the Right Mastering Engineer for Your Music”

Truth Behind High Mastering Costs (5 Reasons Why Is It Expensive)

Truth Behind High Mastering Costs (5 Reasons Why Is It Expensive)

Some people may consider mastering costs to be out of their limited budget. But mastering is an essential part of music production and it can make your tracks sound professional and polished. The high cost of mastering made people curious about why mastering is so expensive. Although mixing and recording can cost more, mastering is one of the most important steps in the final post-production process for your music and can really change the sonic quality and characteristics of your art.

In this video, I discuss the high cost of mastering in detail and answer a common question “Why mastering is so expensive.” I mention different factors that can affect the price of mastering, such as the experience and accolades of the mastering engineer, the use of analog gear, the cost of expensive monitoring, and the importance of having a properly acoustically treated room. And most importantly how skilled the mastering engineer’s ears are at listening to frequencies and knowing what the potential problems are and how to fix them.

If you’re holding back on mastering your music you could be missing out and not giving the music its full potential. Especially in the electronic and dance music space a lot of labels seem to prefer mastered material. You only have one chance to set your best foot forward so why not master your music before sharing it for potential record signings or release it without being mastered? These questions come up a lot so I try to address the truth behind the costs of mastering and why you should not skip this important final step.

Continue reading “Truth Behind High Mastering Costs (5 Reasons Why Is It Expensive)”

Find the Right Price for Mastering Now!

Find the Right Price for Mastering Now!

As a musician, you want your music to sound its best. That’s why mastering is an important step in music production. But how much should you expect to pay for a skilled mastering engineer? In this video, I will discuss various mastering rates, covering everything from the benefits of working with an expert mastering engineer to the different pricing options available. With years of experience in the industry, I am going to share insights on what to expect when it comes to mastering your music, helping you make informed decisions about your music production budget. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced musician, you’re working on a single song or an entire album, this video will help you understand the costs and benefits of mastering your music, and how to choose the right mastering engineer for your needs.

Mastering engineers can vary in price ranges so it’s important to understand the cost vs. the value. If you want to learn more about mastering and what you should expect to pay for mastering then this video is for you.

Continue reading “Find the Right Price for Mastering Now!”

Does Mastering a Song Make It Sound Better?

Does Mastering Make It Better

“Does mastering a song make it sound better?” This is a common question among musicians, producers, and beginners. Mastering is the final stage of the music production process, where the mixed audio is polished and balanced to create a consistent, cohesive sound across all tracks. It involves adjusting levels, EQ, compression, and other techniques to enhance the sound and make it suitable for release. It also improves the song’s overall sound quality by ensuring that it sounds good on all playback systems, from headphones to speakers to car stereos and more.

Continue reading “Does Mastering a Song Make It Sound Better?”