compression in electronic music plugins

The Top 5 Compressor Plug-ins for Electronic Music

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Back to the roots Over the past few years, the plug-in market has been flooded with hundreds of varieties of compressors, everything from vintage emulations to absolutely transparent compressors with slick, hyper modern interfaces. With this barrage of choices, it’s easy to get lost in the selection and forget about technique. Therefore, before you read this article, make sure you …

Get Massive Bass Sounds With These 15 Easy Tricks

15 Tips & Tricks to Make Your Basslines Massive!

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Bass is the foundation of most electronic dance music, therefore, it’s important to pay special attention to your low end . Here are 15 pro tips to improve the bass in your productions. Try them on their own or mix and match them to find your own unique tone. 1: Compression Arguably the most important effect used for mixing and …

free mixing and mastering electronic delay plugin from izotope

Free mixing plugin from iZotope, Dynamic Delay DDLY

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iZotope, the makers of the mastering software Ozone and audio repair tool RX, as well as a slew of other high-quality mixing plug-ins, have released a free dynamic delay plug-in for a limited time. DDLY, normally $49USD is free until March 10th. This dynamic delay seems to be a fantastic addition to any dance music producers arsenal. According to iZotope, …

Is Mastering and Mixing really an analog only affair?

Analog VS. Digital in Mixing & Mastering Dance Music

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Of the endless topics that pop up in discussions between dance music producers, analog vs. digital seems to be among the most frequently brought up. Some cling to the purist “analog or bust” mentality while some prefer the new school digital revolution. Both have their pro’s and cons, let’s examine some key points. A Time and Place While the exact …

Beatport and Bankruptcy In The Same Sentence, Should We Worry?

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       Yesterday, electronic music giant SFX Entertainment officially declared bankruptcy. This shocked many dance music enthusiasts as SFX is also know for throwing some of the largest EDM events in the world including Tomorrowland. More importantly, SFX Entertainment is the parent of the worlds largest music store specifically aimed at DJ’s, beatport.com. Following the announcement from SFX, Beatport …

Production Gear You Never Think About

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If you’re reading this blog, you are probably like me, a gearhead. Constantly fawning over analog compressors, tube Eq’s, the latest softsynths, midi keyboards… It never stops. Of all the waves of cool toys that come out every year, few really change our workflow and aid creative output. Sometimes the simple things are the ones that matter the most. Lets …