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Core Audio Skills - Bussing Audio Demystified
What is an audio bus, what does it do and how can it help your mixing workflow? Joe Albano explains all.
Oct. 31, 2019
The Gear You Need To Make Your Recordings And Mixes More ‘Analog’
If you're after a more analog sound for your productions there are some specific types of gear you will want to look at. Joe Albano gives you the inside track...
Aug. 26, 2019
Intelligent Mixing Tips And Techniques In iZotope Neutron 3
iZotope's Neutron 3 is one of the most capable mixing tools ever created. Here, Joe Albano guides you through making the most of its intelligent features to get the best possible mix.
Jul. 29, 2019
7 Quick Tips For Mixing Drums
Mixing drums is one of the most important parts of producing music, and potentially one of the most delicate. Joe Albano shares 7 quick but invaluable tips to help you get it right.
May. 2, 2019
Take Control Of Your Bass With The Denise Bass XL Low End Enhancer Plugin
Priced at just $29, this dedicated plugin is designed to give you complete control over the bass end of any sound with a few simple controls. Here's what you need to know about it.
Nov. 27, 2018
Make Your Drum Sessions Sound Bigger Through The Magic Of Plugins
Not everyone has access to a big studio, but by choosing the right plugins you can make any drum sessions sound bigger and punchier. Read on to see and hear how it's done.
Nov. 21, 2018
NLE Releases New Course - Ableton Live 10 - Mixing Tracks
Learn everything you need to know about mixing music in Ableton Live 10 with this comprehensive course from certified Ableton expert, Noah Pred.
Nov. 4, 2018
Mixing While Recording or Producing: When To Do It & When Not To
Mixing isn't just something you do at the end of a production, but how much of it should you be doing as you go along? Hollin Jones has some wise words of advice...
Oct. 12, 2018
Music Production Tricks: Making Keyboards & Guitars Sound Glorious In Your Mix
When keyboards and guitars slug it out in a mix, which one will win? As G.W Childs explains, it's not always simple. Here's how to decide when to push one or the other.
G.W. Childs IV
Apr. 11, 2018
9 Quick Mixing Tips
Mixing is that darkest of arts, and every project requires a different treatment. But Joe Albano is here to share his experience with these top mixing tips that you need to know.
Jan. 15, 2018
iZotope Neutron Review
iZotope's Neutron promises a leap forward in how we use software when mixing music and audio. There's been plenty of buzz about it since its announcement, but does it live up to expectations?
Oct. 5, 2016
Setting Up and Using VCAs in PreSonus Studio One
VCA (voltage controlled amplifier) channel gain controls have made their way over from analog consoles into PreSonus' Studio One. Here's how to set them up and take advantage of their features.
May. 23, 2016
Using Automation in Tracktion T6
Learn how to take your music mixes from great static ideas to evolving, moving sonic masterpieces using automation in Tracktion with Gary Hiebner as your host.
Aug. 28, 2015
Mixing 101: Techniques for Starting the Mix Process
So, you've finished recording and arranging your song, and you're ready to mix. Don't feel daunted if you're wondering where to start. Joe Albano shares his tips on how to approach the mixing stage.
Aug. 16, 2015
Waves Audio Cobalt Saphira, Harmonics Shaping Plug-In
Now here's something that looks really innovative for mixing engineers and producers alike: Waves' news Cobalt Sapphire plug-in helps you shape the harmonics in your mixes for greater cohesion.
Aug. 14, 2015
Review: Waves Audio dbx 160 Compressor
Looking for a tight, fast, VCA compressor, with a vintage character, a proven track record, and a punch sound? Joe Albano finds out if Waves dbx 160 hits the heights of its hardware counterpart.
Mar. 2, 2015
4 Ways to Create Musical Moods for Film
If you're even a little interested in how to create moods in your music, for film, games or for any reason, this tutorial is for you. Gary Guttman explores 4 simple ways to add emotion to your notes.
Dec. 10, 2014
Review: Waves Vitamin
Ever been confused what harmonic exciters and enhancers can do to your mix? Waves have made it clear with their new quick fix plug-in. Matt Vanacoro shows why taking your vitamins can help your mix.
May. 27, 2014
Logic Pro X: To Float, or Not to Float?
Clipping when mixing in Logic X is not as straightforward as a "clipping" or "not clipping". Darren Burgos uncovers how Logic X's 32-bit floating point engine deals with clipping.
Mar. 28, 2014
8 More Essential Mixing Tips
In the second part of this mini series, audio and production pro, Hollin Jones, shares the second part of his tried and tested tips every producer needs to know when mixing.
Jan. 31, 2014
Music Production Tips: Alternating Auto-Pan Effects
How do you get elements in your mix to gel when they clash? Before you ditch the parts read and listen to the examples in this tutorial by Mo Volans as he uses auto-panning to solve this problem.
Nov. 15, 2013
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