Songs to Test Bass (All Genres)

There are lots of great songs to test bass. Whether you’re trying out new headphones, testing a PA for a concert, or DJing at a club, it’s important to use reference songs to test different frequency ranges. Bass is one of the most important things when it comes to mixing, especially for clubs, so having …

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PROFILE: Thomas Filbert – Vratim (Drum Shoe)

Thomas Filbert – Vratim Drum Shoe

Between owning and operating Vratim (the company behind the Drum Shoe), playing in bands, and doing creative work for other bands and brands, Thomas Filbert is one of the busiest people I know in the music business. When you hear “a shoe company centered around drumming”, it might raise a few questions. However, it makes …

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Warm Audio WA-412 4-Channel Microphone Preamp (Review)

The Warm Audio WA-412 4-Channel Microphone Preamp is an exciting offering to the pro audio world! Warm Audio is a brand that I have liked for a long time. At my old studio, I used their EQP-WA and 1176 clones often, so I was excited to get my hands on this mic pre-amp! I often …

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Slate Trigger Now Free?! (Best FREE Drum Trigger Plugin)

Drum sampling made easy. Nowadays, it’s standard to use drum trigger plugins to add samples to your drum recordings. However, when I first started producing music, It was hard to find a free drum trigger plugin. In 2012, my process looked a little like this: • Record live drums• Comp the takes together• Manually time …

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Best Drum Trigger Plugins (Free and Paid Options)

Recording drums can be tricky. Even if you capture amazing drum recordings, you might decide that you don’t love the tone of the snare you used that day. You may be recording a drummer who doesn’t hit as hard as they should. Or maybe your kick drum just isn’t filling in the mix as much …

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