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    Inside Track: Charli XCX 'New Shapes'

    Secrets Of The Mix Engineers: Geoff Swan

    Geoff Swan gave up a successful studio business to become an assistant engineer — a risk which paid off with Charli XCX’s number one album, Crash.

    Techniques . Jun 2022
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    Logic Pro: Mixing In Atmos

    Apple Logic Pro Tips & Techniques

    We show you how to get started in the brave new world of Dolby Atmos, using Logic Pro.

    Techniques . Jun 2022
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    Matt Johnson of Jamiroquai

    Keyboard Processing Tips | Podcast

    How To Enhance Your Mix

    Matt Johnson of Jamiroquai talks us through five of his favourite keyboard processing tips.

    Techniques Jun 2022
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    Inside Track: Central Cee 'Straight Back To It'

    Secrets Of The Mix Engineeers: Sean Donoghue

    Central Cee has taken drill music to the top of the UK album charts, thanks to some very fast work from mix engineer Sean Donoghue.

    Techniques . May 2022
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    Mixing Atmos: Stan Kybert

    Specialising In Immersive Music

    Taking a chance on immersive music has paid off handsomely for producer Stan Kybert, who has reinvented himself as one of the UK’s busiest Atmos mixers.

    Techniques . May 2022
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    Eddie Bazil - Production Engineer

    Sound Design Using Filters | Podcast

    Six Creative Techniques

    Eddie Bazil gives six sound design tips, using various plug-in filters to create unique instrument sounds and to add interest and movement to mixes.

    Techniques May 2022
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    How I Got That Sound: Carl Bell & Ben Grosse

    Fuel ‘Solace’

    How they recorded the solo on ‘Solace’ from Fuel’s second album, Something Like Human (2000).

    Techniques Apr 2022
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    Inside Track: Encanto ‘We Don’t Talk About Bruno’

    Secrets Of The Mix Engineer: David Boucher

    With six lead singers, an orchestra and more, ‘We Don’t Talk About Bruno’ from Encanto was always going to be an epic production challenge — and then lockdown happened.

    Techniques . Apr 2022
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    Mixing Atmos: Andy Bradfield

    Getting To Grips With Dolby Atmos

    Leading mix engineer Andy Bradfield shares some of the lessons he’s learned in getting to grips with Dolby Atmos.

    Techniques . Apr 2022
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    Inside Track: Gayle ‘ABCDEFU’

    Secrets Of The Mix Engineers: Peter Nappi

    It was just another session for producer Peter Nappi, but Gayle’s ‘ABCDEFU’ would become one of the most listened‑to tracks of 2022.

    Techniques . Mar 2022
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    Two-stage Mixing

    Making The Most Of Home Recordings

    Our tame engineer describes a new approach to mixing that helped him to get the best out of an EP that was recorded remotely during lockdown.

    Techniques . Mar 2022
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    Mixing Atmos: Greg Wells

    Creating Real-world Dolby Atmos Content

    We talk to the people who are creating real‑world Atmos content, starting with Canadian super‑producer Greg Wells.

    Techniques . Mar 2022
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    Vocal Mix Prep

    Processing Options Before Mixing

    With your lead vocal performance comped and tuned, and its timing tightened, is there anything else to do before you start mixing?

    Techniques . Feb 2022
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    Inside Track: TWICE 'Scientist'

    Secrets Of The Mix Engineers: Taesub Lee

    When you’re polishing a nine‑piece vocal band like TWICE to K‑pop perfection, organisation is essential!

    Techniques . Feb 2022
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    Eddie Bazil - Production Engineer

    Using Vocoder Plug-ins | Podcast

    Six Creative Techniques

    Vocoders are not just for vocals. In this episode, Eddie Bazil talks about the various vocoder plug-in options and demonstrates six creative techniques.

    Techniques Jan 2022
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    Inside Track: MoneyBagg Yo ‘Wockesha’

    Secrets Of The Mix Engineers: Ari Morris

    Hip‑hop and metal share more in common than you might think, as mixer Ari Morris confirmed when he worked on MoneyBagg Yo’s hit album, A Gangsta’s Pain.

    Techniques Jan 2022
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    Vocal Editing: Pitch & Time

    Essential Editing Techniques Explained

    Last month, we showed how to comp a great vocal performance. Now we look at how you can use editing tools to improve both timing and tuning.

    Techniques Jan 2022
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    Inside Track: The Lathums ‘I’ll Get By’

    Secrets Of The Mix Engineer: Caesar Edmunds

    British guitar band The Lathums achieved the rare feat of topping the charts with their debut album. Mix engineer Caesar Edmunds was at the controls.

    Techniques Dec 2021
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    Vocal Comping & Editing

    Piecing Together The Perfect Performance

    To transform multiple takes into truly great vocal tracks, you might need to look further than your DAW’s built‑in comping tools.

    Techniques Dec 2021
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    Compression: What Do All Those Knobs Do?

    How To Make Compressors Do What You Want

    Dynamics processing is a core mixing technique, but it’s often misunderstood. We explain how to make a compressor do what you want it to!

    Techniques Nov 2021
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    Inside Track: Rod Wave 'Street Runner'

    Secrets Of The Mix Engineer: Travis Harrington

    Rod Wave’s chart‑topping album Soulfly was not only recorded in hotel rooms, but mixed and mastered on the road too. Travis Harrington was the engineer who made it work.

    Techniques Nov 2021

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