Freeman Recordings Blog

Mixing vs. Mastering: Understanding the Difference
 

          For a lot of artists, post-production can seem like a mystery. Mixing usually makes sense - sure, it’s when you balance and clean up all the recordings, got it - but then what does Mastering do?

            And can...

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Midi vs. Live Drums

            It can be difficult and time-consuming to achieve a pro-quality drum sound in a home studio. And even if you spend the money to go to a nice professional space, you still have to worry about either performing the part yourself, or directing another...

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How to Deliver Stems to a Mixing Engineer

            Working with a professional mixing engineer for the first time is a big step in your journey as an artist. It’s a reflection on how passionate you are about your music and how much you care about getting it right. But the first time around, just...

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What is Stem Mastering?

          In the last decade, stem mastering has soared in popularity - especially among self-mixing home recording artists. Unlike normal mastering, in which the engineer processes a single stereo file, stem mastering is when multiple instrument-group tracks are treated...

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How to Record Acoustic Guitar

            If you’re a guitar-based songwriter, no matter the genre, you may have already discovered that recording acoustic guitar well can be surprisingly tricky. Sure, it might be easy to record a quick scratch track for a demo, but...

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