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Basics of Recording: What Is An EQ?

By Mitchell Sigman

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In our “Basics of Recording” blog entries we’ll discuss the building blocks of creating pro recordings. We hope to help folks newer to music production, but hopefully we’ll provide some insights for experienced users too. In this installment we’ll talk about equalizers, usually shortened to simply “EQ.”

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Larry Kimpel and The Soul Hustlers

By Mitchell Sigman

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We get so many awesome testimonials and emails from the Acoustica Mixcraft user community, we thought it’d be great to share some their stories as well as the great music they’re making with Mixcraft. We’re calling it “Mixcraft Music Makers”. In this installment, we bring you the smooth and funky sound of Larry Kimpel and The Soul Hustlers.

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Ever wonder how to get huge, lush-sounding backing vocals? I used to think the secret was simply being a stellar vocal talent, but fortunately, that’s not the case. The real secret is mainly just stacking a lot of tracks for a smooth, “homogeneous” sound. And as you’ll see, you don’t even have to be a great singer.

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Intermission: The Final Frontier

By Mitchell Sigman

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In this installment, I ‘ll discuss mastering of my track, “Intermission”. As before, the completed song is above, and the entire Mixcraft 6 project can be downloaded at the link below. (Standard disclaimer: Some plugins and instruments may be disabled depending upon which Mixcraft version you’re using, which is a passive-aggressive way of telling you to […]

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Keyboard-o-rama!

By Mitchell Sigman

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The flu-bonic plague has unintentionally extended my Christmas/New Year’s hiatus, but I’m back. If you’ve been following the blog, I’ve been breaking down the tracks of my song “Intermission”, handily attached above. Today we’ll discuss the keyboard parts and how they were tweaked at the mix stage.

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Recording Four- and Six-String Electric Twangers

By Mitchell Sigman

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Last week in the Zero and Ones blog, I broke down the tracking and mixing of the drums in my cheerful little ditty “Intermission”. In this post I’ll go over the how (and what I used) to track the bass and guitar parts.

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