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by John_Rogers
Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Best Gear For 2018
Topic: Best Studio Vocal Microphone 2018 DAW Home Recording Studio
Replies: 0
Views: 966

Best Studio Vocal Microphone 2018 DAW Home Recording Studio

http://learnmixingmastering.com/images/forum/microphones.jpg Looking for the best vocal microphone for your DAW home recording studio in 2018? Out of all the components in the home recording studio, microphones offer the most choices and opinions on which ones are the best. The good news is every m...
by John_Rogers
Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Best Gear For 2018
Topic: Best Studio Monitor Speakers 2018 DAW Home Recording Studio
Replies: 0
Views: 841

Best Studio Monitor Speakers 2018 DAW Home Recording Studio

http://learnmixingmastering.com/images/forum/Monitor%20Speakers.jpg Looking for the best studio monitor speakers for your DAW home recording studio in 2018? The are quite a few choices when it comes to studio monitor speakers. This article will help you choose the best set for your needs. The choic...
by John_Rogers
Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Best Gear For 2018
Topic: Best Music Midi Keyboard 2018 DAW Home Recording Studio
Replies: 0
Views: 1168

Best Music Midi Keyboard 2018 DAW Home Recording Studio

http://learnmixingmastering.com/images/forum/Keyboard.jpg Looking for the best midi keyboard or music keyboard for your daw home recording studio in 2018? The way a midi DAW system works, soundware or sampler software is used in conjunction with your main DAW software. When keys are struck on your ...
by John_Rogers
Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Best Gear For 2018
Topic: Best PC Desktop For Music Production 2018 DAW Home Recording Studio
Replies: 0
Views: 1232

Best PC Desktop For Music Production 2018 DAW Home Recording Studio

http://learnmixingmastering.com/images/forum/PC%20Music%20Computer.jpg Looking for the best PC desktop computers for music production and recording in 2018 for your DAW home recording studio? Out of all the components in the home recording studio, your PC music desktop computer is one of the most i...
by John_Rogers
Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Best Gear For 2018
Topic: Best Music Recording Software 2018 DAW Home Recording Studio
Replies: 0
Views: 1638

Best Music Recording Software 2018 DAW Home Recording Studio

http://learnmixingmastering.com/images/forum/Cubase_daw.jpg In this article, I will discuss the best music recording software and best music production software for your DAW home recording studio in 2018. Since 1990, I've worked with every one of these recording software programs to some extent and...
by John_Rogers
Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Best Gear For 2018
Topic: Best Audio Interfaces 2018 DAW Home Recording Studio
Replies: 0
Views: 1326

Best Audio Interfaces 2018 DAW Home Recording Studio

Looking for the best audio interface for your DAW home recording studio in 2018? An audio interface is another essential part of the DAW home recording studio. Its purpose is to import music or vocals from an outside analog source (such as a microphone or a line-in) and convert it into digital info...
by John_Rogers
Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Your book...
Replies: 2
Views: 1052

Re: Your book...

Ha! Thank you much! I'm glad you're enjoying it. Unfortunately, that picture was used to show that all the tips and techniques in the book can be used in a small home studio. I don't own any of the gear in that cover picture. Sorry I can't help you with that. Wow! Very nice little studio! I wish you...
by John_Rogers
Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: Upload Your Song MIX For Review
Topic: Please review my first mix, but where can I park it?
Replies: 3
Views: 1277

Re: Please review my first mix, but where can I park it?

I'm working on an upload option for people who can't put their file on an external website. For now, you can email me the file using my contact address above.
by John_Rogers
Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Ask An Audio MASTERING Question?
Topic: LUFS target level confusion
Replies: 1
Views: 953

Re: LUFS target level confusion

The software I mention in the book, I've used on over 40,000 songs. I only know these readings and the results they give. If you are using a different scale, I don’t know it or how to convert. It’s like if I explained how to use a ruler in inches and then you said you had some other ruler that used ...
by John_Rogers
Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: Ask A Music MIXING Question?
Topic: What's A Good Room Size For My Home Recording Studio?
Replies: 0
Views: 1183

What's A Good Room Size For My Home Recording Studio?

Technically, you can properly mix or master in any room size. But, I believe a smaller room is better than a very large one for someone who's just starting out. And when I say smaller I mean closer to 12'x15' than to 20'x30'. I've mixed and mastered songs for a number of years in a 20'x30' room. It...
by John_Rogers
Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: Ask An Audio MASTERING Question?
Topic: What Signal Path Do I Use For Mastering?
Replies: 0
Views: 1041

What Signal Path Do I Use For Mastering?

Signal path is the order you place the effects processors on the stereo/main out bus. The audio signal goes through each processor in the order of this path. In the setup below, the Standard 5-Band Equalizer is the first process used and the Loudness Maximizer is the final process. I guess there co...
by John_Rogers
Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: Ask A Music MIXING Question?
Topic: How To Create Proper Headroom In Your Mixes
Replies: 0
Views: 856

How To Create Proper Headroom In Your Mixes

To create a mix for mastering with proper headroom is pretty simple. In mixing, never let your levels go over 0db on ANY of your individual instrument or vocal tracks. If you do this, 99% of the time you will be under 0 level on the stereo/main out meter, which leaves you some headroom (not necessar...
by John_Rogers
Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: Ask A Music MIXING Question?
Topic: Why Does A Mix Need Headroom And Dynamic Range?
Replies: 0
Views: 731

Why Does A Mix Need Headroom And Dynamic Range?

In one sentence, it gives the mastering engineer more room to work with. If I compared a hair stylist to a mastering engineer, hair length would be headroom. If someone came in with 18" of hair, the skies the limit as to how she could style it. But, if they came in with only 1" of hair, her style op...
by John_Rogers
Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: Ask An Audio MASTERING Question?
Topic: What Is Dynamic Range In Mastering?
Replies: 0
Views: 784

What Is Dynamic Range In Mastering?

As a song plays, the output meter constantly goes up and down. Dynamic range is the area between the peak level (when the meter is up) and the low level (when the meter is down). Roughly, 3dbs to 6dbs of movement between the high and low meter level is a typical amount of dynamic range, but this doe...
by John_Rogers
Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: Ask An Audio MASTERING Question?
Topic: What Is Headroom In Mastering?
Replies: 0
Views: 838

What Is Headroom In Mastering?

Headroom is the distance between an audio tracks peak level (when the meter is at its highest) and 0 level on the output meter. As a song plays, the output meter on the stereo/main out bounces up and down with the music. You can see how high (loud) an audio track peaks by looking at this meter. Any...
by John_Rogers
Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: Ask An Audio MASTERING Question?
Topic: Does A Radio Ready Mastering Standard Exist?
Replies: 0
Views: 760

Does A Radio Ready Mastering Standard Exist?

Here's another popular question I see online, always with the wrong answer! "There's no such thing as radio ready mastering!" REALLY? Let me explain how this works. If a record label, after paying them millions, submits a new release to the radio stations and it's very poorly mastered (distorted, o...
by John_Rogers
Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Ask A Music MIXING Question?
Topic: Should Your Mixes Sound Close To A Mastered Song?
Replies: 0
Views: 745

Should Your Mixes Sound Close To A Mastered Song?

This section is basically a tip for those of you working with clients or if you plan on submitting your mixes to a mastering engineer. DEFINATELY 100% NO!! I've actually seen a few sound engineers online say the opposite. They say to make your mix sound as close as possible to a finished master. "Al...
by John_Rogers
Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Ask An Audio MASTERING Question?
Topic: How Long Does It Take to Master A Song?
Replies: 0
Views: 607

How Long Does It Take to Master A Song?

I would say someone just starting out in audio mastering might take an hour to A/B compare a song and replicate it. This time includes reviewing the song on different mediums like a car stereo, headphones, small speakers, etc. As you improve with practice, you can quickly get it down to 30 minutes ...
by John_Rogers
Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: Ask An Audio MASTERING Question?
Topic: Can Anyone Become A Great Mastering Engineer?
Replies: 0
Views: 609

Can Anyone Become A Great Mastering Engineer?

I would say YES, most people can become a great mastering engineer. I say this because most of the mixes I receive from clients are pretty good and I know the audio engineer (the band member with a computer) has only minimal training. He could easily be great if he put a little more study and pract...
by John_Rogers
Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: Ask An Audio MASTERING Question?
Topic: Why Do Songs Need To Be Mastered?
Replies: 0
Views: 669

Why Do Songs Need To Be Mastered?

I've seen this question on the Internet many times. The answer I always see is "Because all songs on the radio have been professionally mastered, yours should be too." This is a true fact, but not an answer. Yes, your songs need to be mastered because you want them to have the same qualities of a we...
by John_Rogers
Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: Ask An Audio MASTERING Question?
Topic: What's The Main Goal In Audio Mastering?
Replies: 0
Views: 592

What's The Main Goal In Audio Mastering?

Your main goal in audio mastering is to replicate the sonic qualities of a well professionally mastered commercial song, in the same genre and style as the song mix you are working on. Yes, everyone has their own slight preference adjustments like a little more bass, brightness, etc., but overall y...
by John_Rogers
Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: Ask An Audio MASTERING Question?
Topic: How Does Audio Mastering Compare To Mixing?
Replies: 0
Views: 596

How Does Audio Mastering Compare To Mixing?

In music mixing, you're "mixing together" multiple audio tracks to create a song. Different tracks like the lead vocal, bass line, guitars, drums, etc. are being combined together. Then proper effects like EQ, reverb, delay are added to each track, along with panning and volume adjustments. In the ...
by John_Rogers
Sat May 20, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: Ask A Music MIXING Question?
Topic: Hip Hop Bass Worries
Replies: 1
Views: 1047

Re: Hip Hop Bass Worries

Hi Telefunkin! First off, you're right about the 5" speakers. It's impossible to mix/master sub bass using them because you can't hear it! That would be like using a black and white monitor to correct a color video. If you can't see the color, it's impossible to correct it. And using only a meter is...
by John_Rogers
Tue Mar 28, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: Online Mixing And Mastering Services
Topic: Online Mastering By JR Mastering
Replies: 0
Views: 1243

Online Mastering By JR Mastering

I'll start this one off!

Hello, my name is John Rogers. Since 1999, I've mastered over 30,000 songs for over 7,500 highly satisfied clients.

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by John_Rogers
Mon Mar 27, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: Ask A Music MIXING Question?
Topic: What Is Music Mixing?
Replies: 0
Views: 996

What Is Music Mixing?

http://audioengineer.school/images/mixing.jpg In music mixing, you’re “mixing together” multiple audio tracks to create a song. Different tracks like the lead vocal, bass line, guitars, drums, etc. are being combined together. Then proper effects like EQ, reverb, delay are added to each track, alon...