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Mixing Tip: Tame Bright Drums Using UA Studer A800

What comes to mind when you think about the sound of analog tape? Warmth, punch, low-end beef, controlled distortion? Grammy-nominated Rich Tozzoli shows how digital doesn't need to sound digital!

Hollin Jone's Mixing Tips, Part 1

Mixing. It's an art form arguably more important than the arrangement of your track. Asking an experienced pro, like Hollin Jones, for tips is one sure-fire way to improve your mix. Read on for more!

How to Remix: Part 7: Mastering And Delivery

Almost every major music single release gets the remix treatment. In the Final Part of this "How to Remix" series, Mo Volans explains the mastering and delivery process for the final remix.

How to Remix: Part 6: Final Tweaks And Adjustments

Almost every major music single release gets the remix treatment. In Part 6 of this "How to Remix" series, Mo Volans takes you through adding the final tweaks and polish to your remix.

How to Remix: Part 5: Arrangement and Structure

Almost every major music single release gets the remix treatment. In Part 5 of this "How to Remix" series, Mo Volans takes you through creating the arrangement and structure with breakdowns and more.

How to Remix: Part 4: Extra Editing and Spatial Effects

Almost every major music single release gets the remix treatment. In Part 4 of this "How to Remix" series, Mo Volans takes you through extra editing and adding spatial effects.

How to Remix: Part 3: Adding Instrumentation to the Mix

Almost every major music single release gets the remix treatment. In Part 3 of this MPV Premium "How to Remix" series, Mo Volans takes you through adding your own instrumentation to the mix.

How to Remix: Part 2: Part Selection and Tempo Matching

Almost every major music single release gets the remix treatment. In Part 2 of this "How to Remix" series, Mo Volans takes you through how to tempo match and select the parts to remix.

Mixing and Mastering Music: What's the Difference?

The terms Mixing and Mastering are often confused. Both are very distinct processes. In this article DJ Wolfie outlines the differences between them both and shares some DAW independent Mixing Tips.

Mixing Guitars Part 2: Automatic Double-tracking Without Tears

In Mike Watkinson's 2nd tutorial in the Mixing Guitars series, learn how to double-track using the Middle & Sides technique. Gives greater width and mono compatibility!

Why You Need an Intersample Meter When Mastering

Whether you're mastering yourself at home or sending out to a studio, understanding what intersample Peaks are and how to avoid them is essential. Victor Mason talks intersample, DAC and distortion.

The Mo Volans "Phantom Kick" Side Chaining Technique

There's no doubt that side chaining in a popular technique but sometimes traditional techniques can create issues in your mix. One of these is creating ducking effects during drops and breakdowns when

When One Kick Just Isn't Enough - The Science Behind Layering Drums

Layering kicks is a great way to create a unique sound or feeling for your beats and grooves. Taking a thud-like kick and blending in another one with more snap, or adding a grungy techno-oriented...

A Guide to Buss Processing in Any DAW

If you are not familiar with buss processing it is simply a technique that involves processing an entire group (or buss) of instruments at once. This could be two guitars, fifteen drum parts or an ent

When to use normalization

There are some basic processes that remain firmly in the "jargon category" to some beginners. Although Normalization is available as a feature in just about every DAW (and Audio Editing software) some