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.
Reverb plug-ins can present a bewildering variety of parameters. We explain what they're there for, and how to put them to good use!
You can do so much more with noise gates and expanders than nix unwanted noise...
We explore some more advanced techniques and less-obvious applications for Synchro Arts’ powerful audio-alignment processor.
We dive deeper into Synchro Arts’ powerful pitch-processing and audio-alignment software.
This uniquely powerful pitch, energy and time alignment software could save you hours of edits.
Have you ever wondered how to separate a vocal or the instrumental backing from a stereo mix? We find out what’s possible — and what isn’t.
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