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Digital Subscriptions > MusicTech > Dec 2018 > WAYS TO FILTH UP YOUR SOUND


Does your music sound sterile? Is your mixing just too pristine? Does your digital not sound analogue enough? Welcome to 21st century music making where everything is Mhz this and 24-bit that. Time to get deep down and dirty…


How weird is this? We’ve spent decades trying to clean up our music making; to reduce noise over here, and distortion over there. We’ve now reached that peak where everything is perfect. It’s Pro Tools clean, with a perfect pop shimmer but you know what? Yes, that’s right! It all sounds the bloody same! Back in the day we had mistakes in music; humanity and soul ran in its veins. We had dirt, things were out-oftime, out-of-sync, out-of-kilter and off-thescale and it was SO MUCH RUDDY BETTER. Okay, not all of the above is true but if you are finding that all this technology you’re using to make your music is making the results just a little too perfect, then you’ve come to the right place. We’re going to show you how you can get down and dirty with your technology; how a few tweaks here and there will bring the filth and humanity flooding back into your productions. So grab the Kleenex, we’re going in…

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