Category Archives for "Production"

Busting 3 Big Mastering Myths

3 mastering myths busted on Bobby Owsinski's Music Production Blog

Just as mixing has changed through the years, so has mastering. That said, there are so many mastering myths today, and they keep on getting reinforced thanks to all the mastering plugins available. Let’s bust 3 of the big mastering myths (there are many more) in order to help you think about the art of […]

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A Glossary Of Mixing Terms – Part 2

Mixing Glossary Part 2 on Bobby Owsinski's Music Production Blog

Last week we covered Part 1 of the glossary of mixing terms. This week is part 2. Both come from the latest 5th edition of my Mixing Engineer’s Handbook. I/O. The input/output of a device. immersive audio. Multi-dimensional sound that completely envelops the listener because of speakers placed around the listening environment as well as […]

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A Brief History Of Film Scoring

The history of film scoring

While most musicians want high-profile gigs that keep them from working day jobs, even those that are successful have a dream of getting into film scoring. Many musicians with lucrative gigs playing with superstars, and even superstars themselves, will quit everything for that one shot of touching Hollywood and scoring a film. There’s a glitter […]

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5 EQ Mistakes You Don’t Want To Make

5 EQ mistakes you don't want to make on Bobby Owsinski's Music Production Blog

Using the equalizer can be one of the most confounding mixing operations when you’re first starting out. It’s helpful to know that even experienced engineers can struggle with the process sometimes, but that doesn’t mean it’s any less frustrating when you can’t seem to dial in the right sound. With that in mind, here are […]

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Transient Shapers, Clippers And Levelers: The Unsung Dynamics Processors

Unsung dynamics processors - transient shapers, clippers and levelers on Bobby Owsinski's Music Production Blog

Modern mixes have different demands from mixes of the past, and compression across the various mix elements is almost a given. Today’s mixes also require a new level of dynamics sophistication that goes beyond compression, and advanced plugin development has given rise to increased capabilities from some frequently overlooked plugins – transient shapers, clippers and […]

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My Top 10 Go-To Plugins – 2022 Edition

My top 10 go-to plugins post on Bobby Owsinski's music production blog

I often get asked what plugins I regularly use, so a few years ago I decided to share my plugin thoughts with a personal Top 10 list. Here’s my latest edition for 2022, which isn’t all that different from previous years except that it has fewer compressors, since I’ve found myself using less and less […]

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