Giving your mix separation and space will often see you reaching for reverb processors. Mo Volans takes an in-depth look at reverb in part 7 of this series on music production processing.
Modulation plug-ins can help provide movement and interest in your mixes. Matt Vanacoro looks at 3 UAD options: Boss CE-1 Chorus Ensemble, Roland RE-201 Space Echo Tape Delay & MXR Flanger/Doubler.
Setting up a new music studio can be a daunting prospect but help is at hand. Whether it's a full-blown recording space or a mixing and mastering studio you need, Hollin Jones offers 10 timeless tips.
StandardCLIP from SIR Audio Tools brings volume and odd harmonic additions to your audio signal in an easy to use plugin.
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.
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.
Dynamics are a hugely important part of the mixing process. If you've just started mixing your own projects or have not had any formal training, dynamics processing seem mysterious. Time to demystify!
Not every track needs an ultra-clean feel. Sometimes you want things to sound older and warmer despite having been generated in a computer. Luckily Reason provides ways to add character to your tracks
There are plug-ins which can destroy the sonic integrity or sample bit rate of your audio signal, but Meris' Ottobit 500 series unit takes your audio into the 8-bit realm in a really pleasing way.
Part 5 of this series on music production techniques explores the less celebrated, but still crucial, mixing tools available: expanders, exciters and enhancers. These can make a good mix, great!
When enhancing your mixes you'll want access to a truly professional EQ. FabFilter's Pro-Q 2 is a go-to for many producers and engineers, and in this video you'll learn what all the controls do.
In part 4 in this series on music production techniques, we'll explore the different types of equalization from a digital mixing perspective. There's plenty of audio examples to get stuck into as well
Welcome to part 3 in this series on music production techniques. Think of these as essential audio concepts every self-respecting producer should know! This article delves into distortion effects.
Many DAWs have effects racks these days. Traction's plug-in rack allows you to build complex effects chains and route them in a modular, convenient way. Gary Hiebner shows how.
All modern music makers need to understand audio concepts like bit depth, sample rate and headroom so they can push your production setup to the max. Matt Vanacoro explores the basics and some.