We look at the processes that can add harmonic content to a sound, for subtle warmth or radical transformation.
Attack‑enhancing plug‑ins can transform your mix — but they need to be used wisely!
Eddie Bazil demystifies Compression and Expansion with a detailed explanation of their uses, which he demonstrates using plug-ins through seven practical examples.
We don our shiniest Daft Punk helmets and get funky with Studio One’s Vocoder.
In our exclusive video, Abbey Road's Mirek Stiles explains how EMI’s studio boffins developed their secret weapon, and puts it through its paces on drums, guitars, vocals and more.
Melodyne can do far more than fix dodgy vocals. It’s also a source of inspirational guitar effects...
When and why might you want to reach for more than one compressor to process the same signal?
The right compressor settings give you endless power to shape the sound and groove of a multi‑miked drum recording.
Parallel processing while mixing is a common technique — so why not try it with your pedals when recording?
Paul White looks back over the history of the echo effect, from tape loops through to plug-ins, and explores how modern echo effects can be used as sound design tools.
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!
In this episode, Eddie Bazil discusses using Transient Shapers in place of EQ and provides six practical examples.
Audio files to accompany SOS May 2021's Saturation Stratgeies workshop.
Saturation effects can be used in different ways to make mixing easier. Find out how...
Why let guitarists have all the fun? Stompboxes can be inspirational mixing tools.
EQ will make or break your master. It's the single most important factor in mastering, once you've decided the loudness...
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...
Multiband compressors offer unique advantages over their broadband cousins — but they also present some perilous pitfalls for the unwary.
Creating your own shimmer reverb effects is easy, and gives you plenty of creative control.
Mike Senior explores the subject of Haas delays at mixdown, explaining how they work, how to get the best out of them, and how to avoid the most common traps associated with them.
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.
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