Splitting out your stereo signals into separate Mid and Sides tracks can open up a world of creative options in your mix.
Check out these audio files which accompany our SOS November 2019 Mix Rescue article about Stem-Mixing-Mastering.
Our engineer weighs up the benefits and pitfalls of a 'stems-only' approach to mixing and mastering an album for a self-recording band.
Joe Colmenero hit the big time with Lil Tecca — and one of the smallest mixes he's ever done!
However much studio trickery is considered 'normal' in a genre, the unwanted side-effects of processing can rob your mixes of impact. But it doesn't have to be that way
NF's The Search has revitalised hip-hop with its cinematic textures and arrangements. Longstanding producer Tommee Profitt was at the controls...
With 32 songs and more than two hours of music, mixing Chris Brown's album Indigo demanded stamina as well as talent!
Getting vocals to 'sit right' can require a lot more than setting the fader and applying EQ. We asked a number of engineers how they do it.
Lil Nas X's novel mash-up of trap and country provided an unexpected showcase for the talents of a leading vocal producer and mixer.
We tackle some thorny noise problems, and add a couple of extra parts to breathe new life into this month's track.
Check out these audio files which accompany the July 2019 Mix Rescue article.
Innovative production can be made or broken by the mix — and in Rob Kinelski, Billie Eilish's team found the perfect foil.
Listen to the audio examples that accompany this month's Mix Rescue.
Despite the bewildering array of plug-ins now available, mixing still requires you to exercise good judgement with the basics of EQ and compression.
Manon Grandjean not only recorded and mixed the chart-topping debut by UK rapper Dave — she also mastered it!
In mixing a live recording of a jazz concert, our engineer had to overcome some unusual spill-related challenges.
Production crew TMS LDN built their career the hard way — and wrote Lewis Capaldi's smash hit 'Someone You Loved' in an afternoon.
Listing of all SOS April 2019 articles with accompanying media files.
We load up the magic buses to take a psychedelic rock mix on a fresh trip.
The highlight of Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody is a meticulous recreation of their most famous live show — using a fresh mix of the original audio recordings.
Urban music is often a springboard for new producers and engineers, and 21 Savage's chart-topping album was no exception.