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This Video Demystifies The Loudness Wars

We've all heard about the loudness wars, but what does the term actually mean? Matt Hepworth uses WaveLab plus some commercial tracks to show you just how loud music has got - and what to do about it.

Five Tools To Help You Master Your Soundstage

Understanding the way that stereo sound works can help you achieve a more open and natural end result. Here’s how to improve your soundstage and mixing skills.

Exploring Logic Pro X’s Speciality Creative Processors

Logic comes with a bunch of bundled plug-ins but while you may know the reverbs and delays, some of the more unusual models have much to offer, as Joe Albano explains.

The Final Mix: Using Your Car

Of all the mixing tools you can think of, your car probably doesn't feature very high on the list. But it should! Here's why.

Remixing From Stems in Ableton Live

Giving or receiving stems for remixing purposes is common in the production world. Here's how to work with them in Ableton Live.

Using Cubase 9's Audio Processing Tools To Create Atmospheres & Effects

Cubase has a great set of tools for processing audio offline. Here’s how you can “abuse” them to mash and mangle audio into something unique. 

Watch Out When Mixing Low End: Standing Waves & Room Modes

Understanding the acoustics of your working space is key to getting mixes that travel well, especially when it comes to low end. Joe Albano explains why.

3 Essential Ableton Live Techniques to Help You Be a Better Producer

Here are 3 incredibly useful techniques to use while working inside Ableton Live that will help you make music better, faster, and more efficiently. 

5 Mistakes To Avoid For Stereo Image Processing When Mixing

Playing with the stereo field of your sounds can be a creative mixing technique. But as Joe Albano explains, there are some pitfalls you'll need to avoid.

7 Mixing Mistakes Every Producer Should Avoid

Mixing is equal parts art and science, but years of experience can teach you a lot. Luckily we’ve saved you time with these great tips!

Mixing Tricks: Making Artificial Harmonies Sound Authentic

Software lets us create vocal harmonies even after the singer has left the studio, but there's an art to making the results sound believable, as Joe Albano explains.

Simple Gain May Not Be So Simple: Understanding The Gain Knob on Preamps & Consoles

Understanding the different ways that gain is represented on different devices can be confusing. Luckily Paul Bissell is here to explain everything loud and clear!

What Every Modern Music Producer Can Learn From Making a Sandwich

When it comes to recording, mixing, and mastering, or any aspect of music production, you've probably not considered it being similar to making a sandwich. Perhaps the two are actually closely linked?

How to Make Music Without a Computer, My Dawless Setup

Computers can seem like the default tool for making electronic music, but it doesn't have to be that way. What are the advantages of working entirely without a DAW? Find out with this article & video.

5 MORE Mistakes To Avoid For The One Man Band / Solo Producer

So you've fixed some of your solo producer bad behaviors... but there are more ways you could improve! In this new instalment, Joe Albano explains how.