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5 Mistakes To Avoid When Mixing On Headphones

Ah, headphones. We all use them when producing though common advice is not to mix on cans, often we need to. Here's five mistakes to avoid when using headphones as your mixing medium.

The Order of Things: Audio Plug-ins

Joe Albano investigates the chicken or egg situation for music producers... which effects should go first in your plug-in chain? Compressor or EQ, reverb or delay?

8 Mastering Tips To Help Your Mixes Shine

Most producers know that mastering is the final, crucial step in the music-making process. Here are 8 tips to help you do it better.

4 Tips for Mixing Guitars in Electronic Music

Here's four short, to the point tips from Matt Vanacoro that'll help every producer and musician mix guitars better in electronic and dance music tracks.

Mastering Audio Using Dynamic Tonal Processing in iZotope Ozone 9

Learn how to add sheen and shape your final mixes with iZotope Ozone's dynamic tonal processing capabilities.

The Unsung Heroes Of Music Production: Lesser-Known Applications for Dynamics Processing

Joe Albano reveals how dynamics plug-ins like compressors and limiters can be utilised in ways you might not expect.

8 Essential Mixing Tips & Tricks For Musicians & Novice Producers

Discover eight essential tips that pro audio engineers and music producers use to improve their mixes.

5 Mixing Tips to Make Layers of Synths Stand Apart

The more synths the better, right? Only if they all fit nicely in the mix... Matt Vanacoro shows how you can have your cake and eat it with these five essential synth mixing tips.

How To Generate Automatic Harmonies With iZotope Nectar

Forget the days of tedious audio editing - here's how to quickly create complex, auto-generated harmonies in just a couple of minutes.

Mastering In FL Studio: Understanding Stereo Widening Techniques

How wide should you go, and how can you ensure mono compatibility? All is revealed in this quick guide to mastering in FL Studio.

WaveLab's MasterRig Explored: The Ultimate Plug-In For Mastering?

Explore MasterRig's modular design, awesome custom presets and many processing stages in this quick guide to better mastering.

What Is NY Compression And Why Should You Use it?

This mixing technique can help you achieve a punchy but controlled sound without losing dynamic impact. Joe Albano shows you how it's done.

How To Soundproof Your Studio - A Quick Guide

Stopping sound from getting in and out of your recording space is a must, and then you have to make sure you don't overheat. Joe Albano explains how it's done.

Mastering Your Music? Here's How To Avoid A Common Limiter Mistake

Understanding why clipping happens and how to avoid it when working with mastering tools can really save your bacon. Joe Albano shows you how it's done.

Core Audio Skills - Bussing Audio Demystified

What is an audio bus, what does it do and how can it help your mixing workflow? Joe Albano explains all.