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The Best Free DAWs in 2019

There's a surprising amount you can do with the numerous free DAWs out there all the way up to producing professional level tracks. Joe Albano highlights the best of the bunch.

Reflecting On Your Monitor Setup

Good monitor placement is key to understanding your mixes. Matt Vanacoro explains some of the fundamentals of placement and setup that you need to know.

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...

How To Sweeten Your Mix In Ableton Live

A little master processing applied at the very end of the mixing process can make all the difference to your productions. Noah Pred shows you exactly why.

Here's How To Avoid The Most Common Bass EQ Mistakes

Equalizing the bass end of a mix can be tricky and there's plenty of scope for error. Here, Joe Albano shares his years of experience and shows you how to get it right.

Why You Should Use Reference Material When Mastering In Cubase

Matching the sound of your favourite commercial tracks can be easier than you think if you take the right approach to mastering. Matt Hepworth shows you how in this short video.

5 Reasons To Use Analog Gear In Your Studio

Analog gear never went away, and its popularity is on the rise again. So in a world of digital, why would you turn to the analog domain? Here are 5 good reasons...

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.

The Best Saturation Plug-Ins For Making EDM in Logic Pro X

Saturation plug-ins can make a mix sound great when placed on the master channel. Olav Basoski shows you which are his favourites - both commercial and free, in this video.

How To Mix In Your DAW Using Analog Hardware Effects

The sound of analog gear is as popular as ever, but integrating it into your DAW setup might seem daunting. Not so, as Joe Albano explains in this handy guide.

6 Top DAWs And What Each One Does Best

Everyone has their preferred DAW, but when you strip out personal factors, what is each one actually best at? Matt Vanacoro breaks it down.

iZotope Neutron 3: Exploring The Mix Assistant Track Enhancer

Neutron 3 can analyse your tracks and make intelligent adjustments to improve their sound and clarity. Here, Joe Alabano explains how it can help you get a better end result.

Some Points Of Potential Confusion Regarding Modern Mastering Level Practices

Mastering for all of today's media and streaming services can sometimes seem like a maze. Luckily, Joe Albano is on hand to guide you through it...

These Essential Level Metering Skills Take 5 Minutes To Learn

Is there a single metering standard you should be using, and are the loudness wars really over? Find out in this quick video explainer from Joe Albano.

What Every Producer Needs To Know About Delay-Based FX

Delay-based effects make up a wider range of processors than you might have thought. Here, Joe Albano explains which ones are included, how they work and how you should be using them.