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    Processing Reverb

    Optimisation Techniques

    There’s more to great‑sounding reverb than loading and tweaking your favourite plug‑in.

    Techniques . Nov 2020
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    Inside Track: Pop Smoke 'The Woo'

    Secrets Of The Mix Engineers: Jess Jackson

    The lead single from Pop Smoke’s posthumous debut album was stitched together from two demos in different keys. Mix engineer Jess Jackson turned it into a piece of pop magic.

    Techniques . Nov 2020
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    iZotope RX For Music Recording: Part 2

    Noises Off

    With the right guidance, iZotope's RX can remove problem sounds that would otherwise ruin a mix.

    Techniques . Nov 2020
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    Inside Track: Joel Corry 'Head & Heart'

    Secrets Of The Mix Engineers: Kevin Grainger

    Kevin Grainger has developed a unique approach to dance mixing — and, as Joel Corry's 'Head & Heart' proves, a highly successful one. We break down this hit track.

    Techniques . Oct 2020
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    Sound Design In The Mix

    Ear Candy

    Mixing can be a creative as well as a technical role, and the right production effects can transform a track.

    Techniques . Oct 2020
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    Sound Design In The Mix | Audio Examples

    Hear For Yourself

    Mixing can be a creative as well as a technical role, and the right production effects can transform a track.

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    Techniques Oct 2020
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    iZotope RX For Music Recording: Part 1

    Noises Off

    We show how iZotope's popular restoration package can deliver cleaner audio for your music projects.

    Techniques . Oct 2020
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    Mike Senior Podcast

    Spill Can Be Your Friend! | Podcast

    Expert Tracking & Mixing Tips

    In this episode, Mike Senior demonstrates several ways spill can actually improve the sound of your productions.

    Techniques Oct 2020
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    Inside Track: Haim 'I've Been Down'

    Secrets Of The Mix Engineers: Ariel Rechtshaid & Rostam Batmanglij

    Haim's latest album was made with a mix of old-school and modern techniques and equipment.

    Techniques . Sep 2020
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    Dom Morley Producer

    Dom Morley - Recording & Mixing Vocals | Podcast

    Engineer Producer

    Grammy Award-winning engineer and producer Dom Morley chats with Sam Inglis about the art and craft of recording and mixing vocals.

    Techniques Sep 2020
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    Managing Sibilance

    How To Stop It Affecting The Quality Of Your Mixes

    Here's how to prevent those pesky esses from ruining your tracks!

    Techniques . Sep 2020
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     Mike Senior Podcast

    Improving Your Mixes With Distortion | Podcast

    Expert Tracking & Mixing Tips

    Distortion can be a surprisingly useful mix effect, if you know what you're doing. Mike Senior reveals several common applications, and explains how to get the best results in practice.

    Techniques Sep 2020
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    Doubling For Thicker Sounds

    Double-tracking Techniques

    Your DAW makes it easy to fake old-school doubling techniques, and gives you much more control than producers had in days gone by. We show you how...

    Techniques . Aug 2020
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    How And When To Use Multiband Compression

    Mix Processing Benefits

    Multiband compressors offer unique advantages over their broadband cousins — but they also present some perilous pitfalls for the unwary.

    Techniques . Aug 2020
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    Making Multi-mic Recordings Work

    Time-alignment Tips

    Time-alignment can help solve problems in multi-mic recordings — but it can also introduce new problems!

    Techniques . Aug 2020
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    Inside Track: Lady Gaga 'Rain On Me'

    Secrets Of The Mix Engineers: Benjamin Rice & Tom Norris

    Lady Gaga's latest album was two years in the making, and marked a return to her electronic roots.

    Techniques . Aug 2020
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    Miking up an acoustic guitar

    Troubleshooting Acoustic Guitar Recordings | Podcast

    Expert Tracking & Mixing Tips

    Mike Senior delves into some of the most common troubleshooting tasks when dealing with acoustic guitar recordings at mixdown, and shares his own favourite processing fixes.

    Techniques Aug 2020
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    Inside Track: Doja Cat ft. Nicki Minaj 'Say So'

    Secrets Of The Mix Engineers: Clint Gibbs

    Doja Cat's 'Say So' was already a worldwide hit when a new version featuring Nicki Minaj rocketed to the top of the charts. One man mixed them both.

    Techniques . Jul 2020
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    Making Space In Your Mix

    5 Tips For A Less Crowded Mix

    Elevate the clarity of your mixes with our indispensable guide.

    Techniques . Jul 2020
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    Adrian Bushby Drum Tracking snare drum

    Three Ways To Compress Snare - Mike Senior | Podcast

    Expert Tracking & Mixing Tips

    Compression can do radically different things to the sound of a snare drum, depending on how it's set up. In this episode, Mike Senior explores three ways in which a compressor can help bring your snare tracks to life.

    Techniques Jun 2020
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    Inside Track: Lil Baby 'Sum 2 Prove'

    Secrets Of The Mix Engineers: Tillie

    In just seven years at hip-hop label Quality Control, Thomas 'Tillie' Mann has helped shape the sound of Atlanta rap.

    Techniques Jun 2020

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