Mixing & Mastering

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Using iZotope Ozone’s Vintage Processors For Mixing & Mastering

Whatever kind of music you are working with, iZotope's Ozone has the tools to master it sympathetically. Here, Joe Albano dives into the Vintage modules to show you exactly what they offer.

Better Bass (For Non-Bass Playing Producers)

A good bass sound is key to almost any kind of music production, but how can non-bassists ensure they're getting the best results? Joe Albano breaks down better bass for everyone.

Mixing Drums For Dance Music? Make Sure You Consider This...

Pay attention to your drum mix, and your track will surely benefit. In this short video, Multiplier breaks down how to address different kinds of drum sound when mixing.

Audio Workflows In Adobe Audition CC: 8 Core Techniques

Audition – a distant relation of Cool Edit Pro – is Adobe’s pro-level audio editing app. Here’s a guide to its core features and tools that will help you get the most out of it.

5 Ways To Warm Up Digital Recordings

Digital sound can sometimes be overly clean and clinical. Great for clarity, but not for vibe. Here are some ways you can reintroduce some character to your digitally recorded tracks.

Production Essentials: Additive vs Subtractive EQ

Using EQ is a core part of any mixing process but how much do you really know about the different types on offer? Joe Albano explains the differences between additive and subtractive EQ.

Monitoring Latency (How Low Can You Go?)

Most people know that latency can be the bane of a producer's life, but how much do you know about how and why it happens? Joe Albano has this handy explainer.

Recycling Old Music Loops In Your Productions

Don't throw that tired old library of loops out! Instead, why not recycle them into something new, interesting and usable? Here are some top tips for breathing life into your library.

Understanding Time Shift Algorithms For Music Producers

You may have used time shifting tools in your DAW but how much do you really know about how they work? Joe Albano breaks down the technology in this helpful guide.

How To Use FM To Add Attack To Vocal Samples

Using short bursts of frequency modulation as a sample kicks in is a great way to add bite and attack and help them stand out. Find out how it works in this short video.

A DIY Guide To Separating Sounds From Their Backgrounds

Unpicking audio elements from an already-mixed file is the holy grail of audio production. Joe Albano looks at the state of play, and what's currently possible in this field.

4 Popular Analog Consoles & Their Emulations

The sound of these legendary consoles can be heard on countless classic albums spanning many genres. Even in the software age you can still capture it, as Joe Albano explains.

How to Create a Richie Hawtin Style Delay

If you love the sound of Richie Hawtin's signature delay effect, you'll want to read this detailed guide on how to replicate the effect for yourself. Sara Simms reveals all.

Hearing Damage: A Guide To Ear Protection For Musicians

We all need to look after our hearing, and it's not just heavy metal drummers that are at risk from long term exposure to noise. Joe Albano explains how to take care of your ears.

What Every Producer Needs To Know About Meters When Mixing & Mastering

Have you ever wondered what some of those advanced meters in your DAW or plug-ins actually do? Joe Albano is here to demystify all kinds of meters for you - so read on to get the lowdown!