Stems In Music Production – Everything You Need To Know | Production Expert

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Stems In Music Production – Everything You Need To Know | Production Expert

Stems are submixes of a larger mix, that when played together at equal volume will exactly recreate the full mix.

Typically, this will mean dividing larger ensembles, whether recorded naturally or artificially, into smaller subsections. An orchestral mix might be stemmed into strings, brass, woodwind and percussion, or a rock band into drums, guitars, keys and vocals. Crucially, stems are groups of elements that make up the final mix, not the individual elements themselves.

Tom Bullen | Production Expert – Author Bios

Tom Bullen is an audio engineer and editor based in London, working in both music and spoken word. He mainly uses Pro Tools and specialises in working to picture, having worked on hundreds of film and television scores in various capacities as engineer, assistant engineer and music editor. He has also recorded countless hours of radio drama and voice over. Having worked in professional studios for over a decade, Tom went freelance in 2020.

Are We Being Conned By Mixing Tricks? We Look At The Most Popular Ones | Production Expert

Are We Being Conned By Mixing Tricks? We Look At The Most Popular Ones | Production Expert

Some people refer to “mixing tricks” but are they really tricks? When is a technique just a technique? Julian looks at some common examples and decides.

I put an EQ as the first insert on my reverb AUX channels. When I insert reverbs I try to make sure that I adjust the filters that are built in to most of my reverbs. I think it’s better to be able to “see” the filter on the AUX channels.

Experts Discuss 5 Beautifully Mixed & Mastered Tracks from the Last 40 Years

Experts Discuss 5 Beautifully Mixed & Mastered Tracks from the Last 40 Years

by Jett Galindo, iZotope Contributor July 15, 2021

Don’t risk falling into the trap of making your records sound louder and brighter by default for no reason. Although mainstream music might deem it otherwise, there’s no one-size-fits-all rule to what constitutes a great-sounding mix and master. Many times, you get a better picture of the final sound by understanding the context behind the production—from the genre and arrangement down to the songwriting and the artist’s stories/influences.

10 Tips for Better Mixes Through Panning

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10 Tips for Better Mixes Through Panning

by Nick Messitte, iZotope Contributor July 15, 2021

This article is all about panning—specifically, it will give you tips to keep in mind when figuring out how to pan elements in your mix. Though the kick, snare, bass, and vocals often sit in the middle of a mix (commonly referred to as C or 0 in most DAWs), everything else is pretty much up for grabs.

Mastering 2-Bus Compression To Improve Your Mixes | Pro Tools | Production Expert

Mastering 2-Bus Compression To Improve Your Mixes | Pro Tools | Production Expert

In this article Steve DeMott explains his approach to Bus Compression. Why is it important and what does it achieve?

2-Bus compression makes a lot of sense to me. Putting a compressor on every track of a recording does not. I am from the school of performance. Music is performed, not constructed (produced).

Always good to learn how to use the tools.