By now you’re already a LANDR pro right? Drop your track in, let LANDR work its magic, and boom! Better sound.
But if that’s all you’re doing, you’re not getting the most from your LANDR account… Tools are only as good as how you use them—and LANDR is no exception.
So here’s how to get the most out of your LANDR account and become an efficient studio wiz in no time.
Back Up Your Originals And Get Smart With Your Music
There’s no feeling worse than losing a track that you’ve worked hard on.
But the truth is, losing your hard work is always just one laptop crash, hard drive failure, or accidental delete away. Sounds awful right?
The solution is as simple as 2 words: Cloud Storage.
Access it all from anywhere, any time and stop fearing that dreaded ‘file not found’ message.
Just upload a track and click Skip Mastering in the pop-up window. Your file will be safe and sound in your LANDR Track Library forever.
Plus, when it’s time to master you’re just a couple clicks away from being done.
In the meantime, share your track and get feedback, test out different intensities, or upload different versions to compare.
Backing up your originals is industry standard for handling recorded music.
LANDR gives you a simple, free and effective way to back up your files and store them safely before the final mastering step.
Using smart storage for your music takes you from unprepared amateur to a ready-for-anything producer. So when that label, A&R or Sync opportunity comes knocking, you’ll be quick on the draw and sounding your best.
How To Take the Guess Work Out of Mixing
Throughout the creation process, you make choices. In fact, every song ever recorded is the result of choices. The best producers in the world are the ones that make the best choices.
So what’s the secret to finding the best options for your mix? Easy: Upload your mix to LANDR early and test it often.
It’s called mix referencing. And it’s a technique that smart producers, engineers and mix geniuses use all the time.
So what is it and how is it gonna make your music better? It’s just 5 easy steps:
- Bounce your mix multiple times during the mixing phase and upload it to LANDR
- Listen to the preview of your master
- Take notes on what needs tweaking
- Go back to the mix and fix it
- Bounce your tweaked mix and upload it again to see if your fixes worked
Aren’t sure if those hi-hats are too hot in the mix? Or maybe that background vocal is a bit too deep? You’ll never know until it’s mastered.
Mix referencing turns LANDR into your own personal cheat sheet for testing your mixing decisions. It takes the guess work out of finishing your tracks right.
So mix reference with LANDR and stop guessing in the studio.
Know Your Flavour. Make Better Music.
To become a confident producer, you have to find your own unique sound and protect it. That means constant experimentation and tweaks.
When you apply an effect on your mix, or pull out a certain tone from an instrument, those decisions are based on your own distinct flavour of creation.
It lets you preserve your unique sound and find the best mastering recipe for your track.
For example: Maybe you’ve decided to leave your lead synth line a lot louder than the other elements of your mix. But when you use the High setting in LANDR the Synth is coming out a bit too present in the final version.
Not a problem. Try the Med setting instead. A lower setting will keep your lead synth up front without altering the dynamic range too much.
Use LANDR custom intensities to reference your mix and find that perfect mastering recipe that fits your track.
With custom intensities and mix referencing LANDR gives you unlimited options for finding your unique sound.
No matter what you decide, custom intensities give you everything you need to preserve your signature sound during mastering.
Ready For Anything
Now that you know everything LANDR does for you, head back over and use it for all your mixing and mastering needs.
Good music means good decisions—And you just got way better at making the best ones.