Do you work with one on? Maybe its sitting on your master buss? Or maybe you put it on each channel of your track  etc?

I used to be fanatical about them and they really are a big help in the studio!

My 2 main ones are the Ableton Spectrum and Voxengo Span. Span is free and Spectrum comes with Ableton. The DAW you use will probably have a free one so just use that. However, this post isn’t about “how” to use a Analyzer. This post is “when” should you turn on the Analyzer?

Now, believe me I’ve asked this question a lot to myself and to other Musicians. The answer they give me???  At the end of the song or they DONT!

They DONT use one at all! But why ? Why don’t they?

Believe me an analyzer gets in the way. Music is all about listening and looking/using your eyes influences what you do a lot!  A perfectly good kick drum may be replaced because it “doesn’t look right” etc. I’ve definitely been guilty of such things.

Can an analyzer help? Sure can, which is why i recommend you use one at the end of the track or in mix down mode. An Analyzer can really help you picking out the pitch of a note or show low end rumble or if you don’t have enough Bass!

So if you find you’re struggling a bit because you’re trying to find a sample that fits all these rules and a glued to looking at a Spectrum Analyzer. Stop and you’ll have way more fun with music again.

Check out my new 12″ that dropped on Transference Recordings  on Bandcamp Click here

 

That is all

Peace

 

Bill

 

 

 

 

 

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