In today's day and age it's imperative to be ahead of the game - whatever you do. We give Core readers a chance to find out more about taking their music skills further, learning more and beating the competition with Point Blank Music Academy's Luke Hopper and Johnny Miller.
Following on from my last article, this installation I will explore the 3 dimensional world of music. In other words I will be delving into some techniques that use the power of stereo to enhance your productions. First of all, something which I and many others will vouch for is the importance of the 'mixing' stage of production. Nailing this will make each track shine to its full potential as each of the elements are heard with clarity and definition as well as injecting energy, warmth and character into the music. Using your stereo field effectively will really help you find space in your mix where you didn't think it existed and take that flat sounding piece of whatever and transform it into something with a bit more shape and rhythm.
As this is my first post for Core Magazine I will do a quick round of introduction. My name is Esh, I go by my alias 'The Technoist', and I will be hoping to provide you with some tips, tricks and some general in-sight into the world of production.
Since a few releases with the likes of Reldz Recordings and Naked Lunch, I decided to hide away and really delve into the art of music production. As someone from a non-music/sound engineering background it was important to find a way to translate the ideas I had into more professional sounding productions. The current ease of setting up labels and releasing tracks has seen many genres of electronic music flooded with hundreds of new tracks everyday, and it is important to find a way of setting a higher bar. I find myself writing these articles to share some of the more important things I have come across that have really helped my productions take shape, and in the near future I will share the results of some of these processes.
For many up-and-coming producers it is a real puzzle of how to make their tracks sound as full and rounded as those of their idols. Over the next few weeks I will be bringing you three articles that cover some of the very essentials of how bringing the best out of your productions.
Generally speaking, most good quality productions will utilize Volume, Panning, and a good use of the Frequency Spectrum to provide a robust and clear mixdown. I will be visiting each of these aspects of production, in reverse order, over the next three articles. Which brings us nicely to this installation.