By Dan Comerchero • January 6, 2014 This article is provided by the Pro Audio Files. Well here we are again. 2013 was fun. We dove heavy into tutorials with the launch of our YouTube channel and our first two in-depth tutorials from Matthew Weiss: Mixing Hip-Hop and Mixing with Compression. Lots of new tutorials on deck for 2014. We’re also currently redesigning the site, and incredibly excited to share the new design with you. We’ll be switching over within the next month. It’s become a tradition to do our year-end article roundup. We love sharing useful information and we love supporting our friends. This post lets us do both. And who doesn’t love a good listicle? Have a great 2014. —- Production Advice: How EQ can make your music sound louder – using LESS compression and limiting Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories – Why does it sound so good? Mastered for iTunes – how to prepare your music (VIDEO) There are no “stair steps” in digital audio! What The Matrix can teach us about “resolution” If you can’t hear it, it doesn’t matter, right? WRONG Sonic Scoop: The Big List of Free Pro Tools Plugins Icons: Inside Vince Clarke’s Synth Kingdom in Brooklyn Icons: Mick Guzauski on Engineering and Mixing Daft Punk’s “Random Access Memories” The Best Small Tube Amps For The Recording Studio Why (Almost) Everything You Thought You Knew About Bit Depth Is Probably Wrong Randy Coppinger: Portable Recording Booth Recording Ambience In Surround Guide to Voice Processing AES NY 2013 Roundup Recording Hacks: Analog Tape vs Digital Recording: Which sounds better? USB Dynamic Podcasting Mic Shootout The Awesome Vocal Booth You Already Own Mark Marshall: Music Theory – Simulated Live Performance Guitarists Guide to iTunes Organization Creating a Master Song List Kim Lajoie: Four ways to use mid/side EQ 6+ Ways to Get Bigger Bass A collection of advanced EQ techniques Do romplers have a place in today’s studio? What level should your mix be at before you send it to mastering? Designing Sound: Recording Impulse Responses Loudness and Metering (Part 1) Transient Enhancement With Explosions Capcom Audio Director Tomoya Kishi Interview The Home Recording Show: Show 198 – Interview with Sean Costello ValhallaDSP and more Special Show – The Audio Podcaster Roundtable 2013 Show 215 – Producing “Perfect Little World” with Marco Bucci and more Show 212 – Electronic Music Production with Brian Casey and more Audio Geek Zine: DIY Walkman Distortion Effect Databending Images With Audacity Advanced DeEssing Techniques Explosions In This Guy “Surrounded” song dissection ProSoundWeb: The Studio Curmudgeon: Gain Structuring With Plug-Ins Technical Ear Training: Mastering The Art Of The Invisible Making It Meaningful: Practical Applications Of Loudspeaker Analysis Go here to check out the Top 20 articles on PSW for 2013. Mix Notes: Interview with Reid Shippen How to EQ Rap and Hip Hop Vocals How to Use a Pultec EQ. Waves Puig-Tec EQP-1A Wink Sound: How Does Audio Compression Work? Ableton Live: Apply Video Effects Using RokVid Max For Live Device by Adam Rokhsar The Democratization of The Recording Business with John Storyk & Craig Anderton Ableton Live: Convert Audio Files to MIDI Clips Home Studio Corner: Mixing is ART [Video] A Common Drum Bus Compression Mistake [Video] A Quick Alternative to Volume Automation [Video] A Lesson on Setting Levels [Video] Audio Issues: 3 Minutes that Change Your Life. That’s What Music is All About How to EQ Bass Using These Little Known Harmonic Secrets A Simple and Effective Guide to Drum EQ Do You Use These 5 Tips for Frustration-Free Drum Recordings? Don’t Do These 10 Things While Mixing Your Music 7 Resources for Mastering In Your Home Studio Behind the Mixer: How Do Techs Magically Pinpoint a Problem Frequency? Mixing Vocals: The Ultimate Guide to EQ’ing Vocals Critique Your Mix By Asking These 11 Questions 10 Mixing Lies You Shouldn’t Tell Yourself The Recording Revolution: Why 24 Tracks Is All You Need Do You Know How To Read Your Meters? I Didn’t Know My Converters Were Bad Until Someone Told Me 3 Ways To Create More Headroom In Your Mix Dan Comerchero is the founder and editor of the ProAudioFiles.com, a community blog where audio professionals from around the world share pro audio related articles, techniques, and advice on recording, mixing, production and more. Be sure to visit The Pro Audio Files for more great recording content. To comment or ask questions about this article, go here. Comments Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Tagged with: Dan Comerchero Pro Audio Files · all topics Subscribe to Live Sound International Subscribe to Live Sound International magazine. Stay up-to-date, get the latest pro audio news, products and resources each month with Live Sound.