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  • Why You Don't Need Fancy Plug-Ins to Get Great Mixes

    There are dozens of new plug-ins released every year that promise to add depth and analog warmth to your mixes. But it’s easy to get lost chasing t...
  • How To EQ A Vocal in 2020

    The earliest recording consoles had simple EQ controls for boosting or cutting high and low-end. But recording technology has grown so much over th...
  • How To Tell When Your Mix Is Finished

    One of the hardest parts of mixing is knowing when to stop. Most engineers have an innate desire to tweak things. It’s part of what makes us good a...
  • Creative Mid/Side EQ Techniques

    Mid/side EQ is a powerful mixing technique that can help you bring focus and clarity to dense mixes. But aside from its traditional use of rebalanc...
  • How to Produce a Full-Length Album (Without Going Crazy)

    Recording a full-length album can be a huge undertaking. It takes a ton of preparation, organization, and determination. But if you do it right, it...
  • Why Proper Gain Staging Is Crucial To Any Mix

    Gain staging is one of the most fundamentally important elements in creating a professional-sounding mix. Without proper gain staging, your mix may...
  • Reducing Conflicting Frequencies

    Producing is kind of like a musical puzzle. When all of the pieces fit into place, you can clearly hear the whole picture. But when two instruments...
  • A Step-by-Step Guide to Mixing Drums

    The drum kit is one of the most complex elements in modern music. As the primary rhythmic instrument, drums are the foundation of most songs. And w...
  • Understanding the Different Frequency Ranges

    For most people, the audible hearing spectrum ranges from about 20 Hz to 20 kHz. That’s roughly 20,000 different frequencies to deal with in any gi...
  • Creating Space In Your Mix Using EQ

    EQ is a powerful tool. It can be used to correct problems with bad recordings or to enhance the sound of a track, making it sound larger than life....
  • Tips For Mixing Loops and Samples

    Loops and samples are the backbone of many of today’s top songs. Whether you’re working with a pro-level sample pack full of radio-ready sounds or ...
  • Everything You Need To Know About Mixing Acoustic Guitars

    People have been playing the acoustic guitar for over 3,500 years—so why is it still so hard to get one to sit right in a mix? Oftentimes, acousti...