Category Archives: production

Compressing vs limiting a song

A new weekly music production video I did for CloudBounce is up now.
This explains the difference between a compressor and a limiter in terms of handling your song.
This is basic stuff to many, but very many young producers seem to confuse these two, and the result can sometimes sound quite squashed.
In the next episode, I’m covering compressing a song in more detail.

“How loud should my mix be when submitting to mastering? -6?”

Back to work after a holiday…20 songs in the queue and more coming! To be honest, I was already spending the weekend mixing and mastering some hip hop from Washington, DC.

To kick off the year, I wanted to drop a piece of some good basic info on “How loud should my mix be peaking before submitting it to mastering?” as that gets asked a lot, and there’s a lot of misinformation around.

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