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  • 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...
  • Common Mistakes to Avoid When Mastering in the Box

    Mastering is the final and arguably most critical stage of music production. It’s also one of the most misunderstood. Great mastering can take your...
  • Everything You Need to Know About Mid/Side Processing

    Mid/side processing is a versatile mixing and mastering technique that allows you to process the center and side signals of a stereo track separate...
  • Tips For Blending Live and Sampled Drums

    Drum samples can be a life-saver when your live drum recordings fall flat. They can be used to correct technical problems, modify the tone, or alte...