Mastering Archives - Black Octopus Sound
  • Compression – All You Need To Know

    Compressors – All you need to know! by Slade Templeton Whether we are recording, producing, mixing or mastering, compression has its finger print somewhere in the pie. Today we will go over what types of compressors there are, what they are best used for, and some neat tips and tricks of how to use them […]

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  • EQ – All You Need To Know

      In order to get a better understanding of what an EQ does, we have to know the different types of EQ styles and their uses. I will provide you with details on some important types of EQ, along with their pro’s and con’s, and some tips and tricks. You will be able to choose […]

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  • The FREE Black Octopus App is now available for Android & iPhone!

    #StayInspired with the new free Black Octopus Mobile App We wanted to make a free gift for our community, so here it is!   Our aim was to develop a fun free tool that will help you stay passionate and inspired about music production. Our team worked very hard on this, check out what’s inside… […]

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  • Waves Releases MultiMod Rack – Distortion Dreams Come True!

    Waves Releases MultiMod Rack Today we will be talking about a brand new plugin from Waves Audio! Well, not entirely brand new because it is actually a rack that involves loads of their amazing plugins. The name of the game, you ask? Distortion. Some of you may have read the previous article about their distortion […]

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  • Top 4 Tips For Writing Hit Vocal Melodies

    With these four tips, we are going to consider some powerful concepts to keep in mind when writing a vocal melody. As producers and songwriters we often heavily rely on intuition, instinct, and raw emotion when writing. This is great and are definitely the foundations of a good song. However sometimes these raw ideas won’t […]

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  • Using Reverb Creatively

    TOP 5 TIPS FOR USING REVERB CREATIVELY IN YOUR MIX AND PRODUCTIONS Too much Reverb can make a sound feel washed out or too far back in the mix; too little can make an instrument or vocal far too dry without special sauce. It’s about finding balance to bring a mix and song to life. […]

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  • Grammy winning producer DJ Swivel releases new vocal mixing plugin The Sauce

    Grammy winning producer DJ Swivel – best known for his work with artists such as The Chainsmokers, Jay-Z, Beyonce, Cold Play, Kanye West) has released his own vocal mixing plugin The Sauce.  The Sauce is designed to help producers get a professional, mix ready vocal sound with one plugin.  Vocals can be one of the […]

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