Mastering is a bit of an art form, a subjective one at that. Some people want masters that are pushed, with little dynamic range and others want something that competes in volume, yet retains some dynamics. Whatever your style, understand that mastering isn't the be all and end all. Mastering is simply the final touches to your music, which will get a little extra brightness and loudness out of your productions without causing distortion or clipping.
Lets have a look at some tips when it comes to mastering.
I wanted the first educational post to be about the kick drum - arguably the most important part of a dance record. If your kick drum doesn't fit then your track is doomed from the outset. The kick is the holy grail of dance music production so get some good samples which fit your style of music.
At the end of the day if you start out your productions with poor samples then you are going to end up with a poor track. You can polish a piece of shit all you want, it just becomes a shiny piece of shit.
Click 'Read more' - Lets dive in and take a look.
I wanted to throw up a quick blog post which introduces North Origin.
North Origin will be a label which mainly releases high quality Progressive house and Melodic House / Melodic Techno. We wont be getting too hung up on genres and will venture in other directions from time to time. If the music is good, we will release it.
The blog is going to be a hub for music production information.
Are you a music producer? Well this blog may help you. We are going to explore various topics with regards to producing electronic music. Everything from writing, producing, mixing and mastering will be covered. It will also cover all North Origin releases.
Eventually i would like 'North Origin' to branch out into other creative areas and be a place for all things music and art. Baby steps.
If you are a producer and lean toward the progressive side of dance music then get in touch with us, we would love to hear your music. We will also be seeking out people for remix duties in future.
Our first releases will be coming, hopefully around summer 2018.
Until then i will be personally writing some production blog posts.
We look forward to sharing good music with you.
All the best,