Having a comfortable and inspiring creative space is important to your work as a DJ and music producer. So how do you create an environment that sounds good and inspires you to create without spending a ton of cash? The answer is in a Chinese art and practice known as Feng Shui. Read on for some tips and tricks to maximize the creativity and the sound quality in your space.
With the rise in availability of musical technology (DAWs specifically), more and more producers are surfacing, and more DJs are incorporating production techniques into their workflow. Compression is by far the most used (and therefore, abused) of these techniques, simply due to lack of knowledge of what a compressor does, and how to work one properly. These processors can truly make or break a track or live recording by either giving the music the extra thump it needs, or making it painful to listen to -- it all depends on the knowledge the user has. Let's go through and break down different aspects of compressors, how they interact with each other, and how to integrate them correctly into a production or DJ workflow.