I'm Stephen Sherrard. A professional music producer, recording engineer, and award winning mixing engineer, with more than 20 years of experience.

I love to write and share my knowledge for the next generation of music producers and engineers! The Music And Technology Blog will be where I post my own articles and advice on such topis as: Recording, Mixing, Mastering, Music Production, and more.

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My favorite vocal widening effects

Actress and model Jenny Lin in the DBAR Productions studio

Sometimes you want to make a vocal sound wider, thicker, and fatter, but without excessive reverb or delays. Here are a few of my favorite methods for vocal widening. Back when I worked at the big studio, we had a

Posted in Mixing, Music Production

Finding and Keeping clients in the Music Biz

Recording Client

What online and in-person activities have you found the most worthwhile in building a client base for mixing and mastering? I’m going to expand on this a bit, and make it a bit more generic for anyone trying to make

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Posted in Ask MusicTECH!, Music Business

Y cables for Input Switching

Looking for an audio solution – I have a DAW (laptop) that is using a Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 as the soundcard, connected via a USB hub. I also have a Roland RD64 as a controller which has its own onboard

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Posted in Ask MusicTECH!

Multiband compression for Bass

Stephen – when using multiband compression to shape a bass track, is there a good “rule of thumb” to how to set the cross over frequencies? For example, if I wanted to the break the bass track frequency band into

Posted in Ask MusicTECH!

Louder is Better? The EQ trap!

Loud

Loudness tricks of the brain! By now you should know all about the Loudness War, and how our ears & brain are easily fooled into thinking Louder is Better. If you are an experienced recording or mixing engineer, you are

Posted in Mixing, Music And Technology Blog, Music Production, Recording
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