Check Your Mixes in Mono

Some of you may have heard that it’s a good idea to check your mix in mono. But why is it important and what should you listen for? Besides keeping things old school, there's other reasons why since 1958 music has continued to be checked and even still played in mono. Before we go into the details, I want to open your mind to the world of mono and where it's still used today, because eventually your music will be played back in mono somewhere. EXAMPLES OF MONO PLAYERS TODAY: The sound sys...

ISRC Code Information

I get a number of questions on ISRC codes. Such as, What is an ISRC Code? Where are ISRC codes embedded? How to I register ISRC codes? Let me just sum up some key points. There will be some reference links at the end of this post for more information. What is an ISRC Code? An ISRC is a 12 digit code that acts as your recording's digital fingerprint. It identifies the recording for digital distributors & digital aggregators to track sales and radio's to track royalties. ISRC's are req...

New Tone For The New Year!

API 2500
I had a goal last year to bring more choice of dynamic tone and shape to my work. After some research, I decided that the versatility of an API 2500 Bus Compressor was just what I needed. I had already tried the emulated plugin version by Waves Audio Ltd. and being a VCA compressor, I knew the gain reduction would be very transparent, making it perfect to master and mix with.   Being the type of guy who doesn’t mind waiting for a well priced, mint condition, used API 2500 to pop u...