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Music Production Worksheets

Our Music Production Worksheets are aimed at students and teachers undertaking the Edexcel A2 Music Technology Exam (Unit 4). The Activities set out in these worksheets are practical audio and MIDI tasks that need to be solved using editing and manipulation techniques …

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Introduction to Audio Editing

What is in this Post? What is Editing DAW Editing Cross Fading Splicing Sections Editing During the Mastering Process   What is Audio Editing? Early recordings were all completed live, using a single complete take; due to the technology not being …

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The Basics of Mastering

What is in this Post? What is Mastering? Why Compress? Before You Master Master Mix Formats, Sample Rates, Bit Depth – Commercial Standards   What is Mastering? Mastering involves taking your completed audio mix & enhancing it, then putting it down onto …

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Understanding Automation

What is in this Post? What is Automation? Use of Automation? – What it’s used for & common tasks Automation Data – What it looks like & how it’s stored Offline & Online Automation entry – Drawing in automation by …

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Monitoring, Acoustics & Referencing Your Mix

Introduction: When recording in your studio environment you may come across some problems with acoustics, such as; Standing Waves and Flutter Echoes. It’s important to realise what these are and how to resolve them – so they don’t control your …

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Audio Routing Basics

Once you become more familiar with your DAW and mixing in general it’s only natural that you will want to become more adventurous. At this point I would say make sure you have a well grounded foundation to your audio …

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An Introduction to EQ

  What’s In This Post?: This post will cover the basics of EQ (Equalisation), mentioning what it is, how it’s used, why it’s used and different techniques that can be used during the EQ process.   Equalisation: EQ is an …

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Basic Audio Mix Theory Tutorial

In this tutorial we will learn the fundamentals of mixing and using a mixing console. We will also look at the processes used to get your productions sounding like a professional mix. We will look at Instrument placement and the …

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Audio Compression Tutorial

  An in-depth introduction to the use of an audio compression using animated demonstrations to enforce the learning experience. These video tutorials walk you through the very basic use and implementation of a compression.   Tutorial details Requirements: Any DAW …