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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.

A Practical Guide To Working With Low Frequencies In iZotope Ozone 9

Watch this FREE course to learn how to take control of the bass end of your masters, and much more about iZotope's powerful new mastering suite.

Sound Processing: Mid-Side Stereo

M/S processing is found on a range of software and hardware processors. But what is it used for? Joe Albano demystifies this sometimes misunderstood technique.

A Quick Guide To Mastering Tracks For Free With Audacity

Audacity is completely free, cross-platform and can be used to record, mix and master music. Joe Albano reveals how to master your tracks for no cost.

Take Control Of Your Ableton Live Mixes With Parallel Compression

Check out how to use parallel compression to achieve a thicker, fuller sound while maintaining the clarity and character you need. Noah Pred shows you how it's done.

Two Logic Pro X Plug-ins You Are Not Using But Should Be

Logic's Multipressor and Adaptive Limiter plug-ins have some hidden talents that you may not know about, even if you have used the effects. Jay Asher reveals all...

5 Reverb Techniques That Won't Drown Your Mix

Reverb is a vital component of mixing but it's easy to overuse. Here, Joe Albano shares 5 pro tips to help you get it right.

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.