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Welcome at Simple Life Studio Blog. This is all about the passion of producing great sounding music. Everything from topics like songwriting and setting up your first bedroom studio up to mastering your final mixdown.

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  • Unlocking Success: How Independent Artists Can Produce High-Quality Music Without Breaking the Bank

    In the pursuit of a career as an independent artist, the dream of turning passion into a sustainable profession often feels like a distant goal. However, with the digital landscape providing unprecedented opportunities, realizing this dream is within reach for many. One of the core challenges faced by aspiring musicians is delivering high-quality content consistently…

  • How to set up a Tape Effect in Cubase

    Bringing in some cool effects grabs the listeners attention and adds some kind of new dimensions to your production. In this tutorial we are talking about a tape effect – more in detail a speeding up tape effect.

  • Enhance Your Tracks with Delays and Reverbs: Essential Techniques in Cubase

    Delays and reverbs are essential tools in music production, and in Cubase, you have a world of possibilities at your fingertips. In this article, we’ll explore the art of using delays and reverbs in Cubase, focusing on advanced techniques like routing delays into room reverbs and creating dedicated reverb mix buses. These techniques will help…

  • Studio Szene @ LEaTCon 2023 in Hamburg

    I’ve been at Studio Szene 2023 in Hamburg this week and all I can say is: It was an awesome event! Lots of outstanding speakers sharing their knowledge in some kind of a familiar environment. It was an absolute pleasure to watch pros at work and sharing some of their experience.

  • Dual Harmony: Mastering Acoustic Guitar Recording with Condenser & Dynamic Microphones

    Uncover the secrets of capturing the rich, resonant sound of an acoustic guitar using a blend of condenser and dynamic microphones. Explore the advantages, drawbacks, and technical aspects to achieve a balanced and harmonious recording.

  • Enhancing Your Bass Tracks: Bass track separation in music production

    In the realm of music production, achieving a powerful and well-defined bassline is often a paramount goal. One technique that has gained significant traction in recent years is separating the bass track into two distinct channels: one for the low end and one for the high end. This method offers unparalleled control over your bass,…

  • Unlocking the Power of Saturation in Music Production for Better Mixes on Any Device

    In the world of music production, there’s a powerful yet often underappreciated tool that can take your mixes to the next level and ensure they sound amazing on any listening device. It’s called saturation, and in this article, we’ll delve into what saturation is, how it can elevate your mixes, and the different types of…

  • Mixing Checklist

    When your mix is nearly complete, use this checklist to ensure it meets industry standards and sounds its best:

  • Recording Checklist

    Before you start recording, run through this recording checklist to ensure a smooth and productive recording session.

  • How to use analog mic pre’s on a mixbus

    This article is about the benefits of using analog mic preamps on your mix bus and how to set this up.

  • What You Really Need for Your Home Studio: Essential Knowledge and Gear

    Setting up a home studio for music production doesn’t have to break the bank. With the right knowledge and budget-friendly gear, you can create high-quality recordings and unleash your creative potential. In this article, we’ll explore what you really need to get started on your musical journey, from the basics like a simple laptop and…

  • How to Make MIDI Drums Sound Realistic

    When it comes to creating professional-sounding music with MIDI drums, the goal is to make your virtual instruments sound as close to real drums as possible. While MIDI drums offer incredible flexibility and control, they can often sound artificial without the right techniques. In this article, we’ll explore how to make MIDI drums sound realistic,…

  • Mastering the Basics: Home recording for beginners: Recording Your First Song at Home

    Are you a budding musician or content creator eager to record your first song at home? You’re in the right place! Recording your own music can be an exciting and rewarding journey, but it can also feel overwhelming if you’re just starting. In this article, we’ll break down the process of recording your first song…

  • DIY Acoustic Treatment: Budget-Friendly Solutions for Better Home Studio Sound

    Are you tired of unwanted echoes and a less-than-ideal sound quality in your home recording studio? You don’t need a massive budget to improve the acoustics of your space. In this article, we’ll explore DIY acoustic treatment solutions that are not only effective but also easy on your wallet. Whether you’re a musician, podcaster, or…

  • Creating Depth in a Mix: Pro Tips for a 3D Sound

    Audio mixing is both an art and a science. It’s the process of combining individual audio tracks into a cohesive, balanced, and captivating sonic experience. One crucial aspect of this process is creating depth in your audio mix, which can make a world of difference in how your music, podcast, or any audio content sounds…

  • What no one tells you about mixing in mono

    Many music producers and audio engineers are familiar with the term “mixing in mono,” but few truly understand its profound impact on the quality of a mix. In this article, we will delve into the hidden secrets of mixing in mono and how it goes far beyond simply preparing your mix for mono playback devices.…

  • Easy way to record electric guitars

    Recording electric guitars doesn’t have to be a complex and time-consuming process. In fact, there’s an easy way to capture fantastic guitar tones without the hassle of setting up amps and cabinets. By utilizing amp simulations and impulse responses, you can achieve remarkable results directly from your electric guitar to your recording interface. In this…

  • How to make vocals interesting through adding effects like reverbs and delays

    Within the hidden realms of music production, audio engineers wield a palette of effects that breathe life into vocals, transcending mere recordings to craft immersive auditory experiences. Delays and echoes manipulate time, reverbs create lush soundscapes, and autotune enhances authenticity. These artisans shape emotion and energy, turning raw vocals into captivating stories that resonate with…

  • Mastering the Art of Mixing: A Guide to Achieving a Balanced Mix

    Equalization (EQ) is your secret weapon for creating a balanced mix. By strategically adjusting frequencies, you can give each element its own sonic space. Tackle frequency clashes head-on by cutting or boosting specific bands to create clarity and separation. Panning is like painting with sound. It involves placing instruments across the stereo spectrum to give…

  • From Novice to Pro: Navigating the World of Home Recording for Audio Engineers

    Embarking on the journey of home recording brings both excitement and a wealth of opportunities. This comprehensive guide takes you from the very basics to mastering advanced techniques. Whether you’re a novice eager to learn or a seasoned engineer seeking to refine your skills, our aim is to empower you with knowledge and tools that…

  • Creating Studio-Quality Sound at Home: A Comprehensive Guide for Audio Engineers

    Elevating your home recordings to studio-quality levels is an aspiration shared by many audio engineers. This guide equips you with a comprehensive toolkit to achieve precisely that. By understanding the fundamentals, optimizing your setup, refining recording techniques, and mastering the nuances of mixing, you’ll be well on your way to producing soundscapes that captivate and…

  • Mastering the Art of Home Recording: Essential Tips for Audio Engineers

    Creating professional-level recordings within the confines of your home studio is no longer a distant goal. This guide equips you with the fundamental knowledge needed to excel in the art of home recording. From setting up your studio space to mastering complex mixing techniques, you’ll be well on your way to producing exceptional audio content.

  • How to find a good starting point for the vocal volume

    After we went through some point to find a good bass volume in the previous blog article / video, we are heading over to find a good starting point for the vocal volume right now.

  • How to find a good starting point for the bass volume

    One of the most important parts of mixing is setting up a really good rough / static mix right at the beginning. But sometimes it’s not that easy to find the right balances. Especially the bass volume can be hard to place right. Here is a simple method to find a good starting point for…

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Simple Life Studio Blog is all about the passion of producing great sounding music from a homestudio. It’s the perspective of an professional audio engineer producing music in a small homestudio himself. This is all about songwriting, setting up your first homestudio, covering all the needs up to learning necessary skills to mix and master your music at home.

By the way: if you not into reading that much but more into watching videos, click here to find our YouTube Channel. On this channel you’ll find a lot of information on all these topics in a video format.

But beside all these technicalities keep in mind it’s still an art form. Don’t thing about the right’s and wrong’s too much and still trust your ears. Learn how to use your ears, learn what to listen for and keep training your listening abilities. After that, don’t try to just copy, develop your own signature sound. Download our free Signature Sound Cheat Sheet here to get a simple overview of some steps that might help you developing your own sound.

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