MASTERING I export one track at the end of the mixing process and then import it into a new project for mastering. Mastering, for me, means preparing the track for whatever purpose it is intended.


  As discussed earlier for the mixing process, let’s open a new project. I’ll load all the audio stems that I exported before, and I’ll do the mix in this project, with all the additional

Composing Part IV – EQ & Reverb

  EQ The goal here is to gain clarity. The foundation of this is done with your choices during the arranging process. Adding EQ will help to take this one step further. When adding tracks,

Composing Part II – Inspiration (4 elements)

  If you are working on a professional level, you should be able to compose quickly, not because your hours will be worth more money, but because efficiency enhances creativity. Furthermore, when you are composing,

Composing Part I – Arranging

  The arrangement plays a major role in defining how good your mockup will sound. More importantly, it is vital to get the arrangement right because you won’t be able to fix any arranging mistakes

Composing Part III – Balance & Panning

  Balance determines whether your orchestral mockup sounds realistic or not. No matter how skilled you are at mixing and mastering, or how great your instrument or

Organization Part II – Grouping & Buses

Composing, like any other labor, has to be both organized and efficient. There has to be space for spontaneity and a bit of messiness, of course, but the more organized your system is the more

Organization Part I – Templates

A template is an important tool that will help the composer keep things organized. There are all sorts of templates. They range from small ones with a few tracks and buses,