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The Art of Mixing Rock, Part 5: Vocals

In part 5 of 5, veteran rocker and music technologist, Joe Albano, examines how best to treat lead and background vocals when mixing your next rock anthem.

Mastering Music: Achieving Loudness Without Ruining Dynamics

The Loudness Wars continue to rage. Some might say they've been won by the "loud as possible" group. But making your tracks louder need not ruin the dynamics as Joe Albano explains in detail.

The Art of Mixing Rock, Part 4: Keys

In this 5-part series, veteran rocker and music technologist, Joe Albano, takes you through the stages for mixing rock music. In part four it's time to bring on the keys and synths.

The Art of Mixing Rock, Part 3: Guitars

In part 3 of this 5-part series, veteran rocker and music technologist, Joe Albano, shares his take on mixing rock guitars.

The Art of Mixing Rock, Part 2: Bass

In this 5-part series, veteran rocker and music technologist, Joe Albano, takes you through the stages for mixing rock music. Part two focuses on mixing bass.

The Art of Mixing Rock, Part 1: Drums

In this 5-part series, veteran rocker and music technologist, Joe Albano, takes you through the stages for mixing rock music. Part one focuses on mixing rock drums and percussion.

Mastering: How Referencing the Real World Can Make Your Music Stand Out

When it comes down to it, "louder" isn't necessarily the only aspect of mastering you should be concerned with. Joe Albano explains why referencing other similar tracks is so important.

Mixing Tips: 5 Fader Mistakes to Avoid When Mixing

We've shared tons of excellent tips to help you mix better over the past few months… now here are 5 things you need to avoid doing when mixing, specifically with your mixing faders.

Get that Vintage Analog Sound in Your Digital Studio

With Waves' Abbey Road Collection of unique hardware emulation plug-ins under his arm, Joe Albano shows you how to give your digital productions that analog element you didn't realize was missing.

5 Essential Mixing Tips: Achieving Good EQ Tones

Whether you're DJing, mixing a live band, mixing or mastering in the studio, you'll have used EQ to shape and sculpt your sound. Joe Albano lends an ear and 5 tips on how to achieve good EQ tones.

Music Production Know-How: Dithering Demystified

When you need to render or mix down your project to a stereo file in your DAW, going from 24-bit to 16-bit, you'll come across dithering options. Matt Vanacoro explains what it is and when to use it.

5 Music Production Tricks for Creating EDM Vocal Delays

Listen to some the most well popular EDM tracks out there with vocal parts and you'll likely notice some expertly implemented delay effects. Mo Volans shows how to bring these into your tracks.

10 Things To Avoid When Mixing Your Next Track

There's a plethora of tips for mixing here at AskAudioMag.com, so in this article Mo Volans shares some things to avoid (at all costs?) when you're giving your tracks that extra polish.

Better Mixing with Automation Instead of Compression

If you want to take your mixes to the next level and are willing to put in a little time and effort, automation instead of compression is going to give you the edge you’ve been looking for.

6 Tips for Making Digital Sound Analog (Analog Warmth From Software Plug-Ins)

The deeper we delve into the digital direction for music production, the more we seem to crave that analog, unpredictable, warm treatment for our sounds. Joe Albano shares 6 ways to achieve this.