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February 14, 2024
What Is The Top-Down Mixing Technique?
Just how effective is top-down mixing? What are the advantages of this alternative approach to mixing? And how can you use it?
June 17, 2021
Mixing with mastering in mind
Mixing with mastering in mind in a digital audio workstation (DAW) ensures your mix sounds good in any format. You'll save time and money too
February 16, 2021
What is Mixing? Audio Mixing explained
What is mixing? Audio mixing is the process of joining all the individual tracks from a song into a single stereo track. This requires...
July 17, 2019
Mixing While Recording: Should you be doing it too?
Should you be mixing while recording your music? Let's explore what factors determine whether you not you should mix as you go.
April 3, 2019
Audio Mixing Myths: 5 Misconceptions that can Ruin your Mix
Those who want to improve at mixing must navigate a wealth of information and misinformation. Here are five prominent audio mixing myths to look out for.
March 6, 2019
Mute and Solo: When, Why, and How to Mute/Solo When Mixing
The mute and solo buttons are powerful tools for isolating mix elements, uncovering creative avenues, and making important adjustments for groups of tracks.
November 14, 2018
Mixing Vocals to an Instrumental Track: 4 Tips to make them Blend
Mixing vocals to an instrumental track presents unique challenges. Knowing how to blend a standalone track with a fully mixed track is a useful skill.
August 30, 2018
Audio Summing: Alternative Summing for Better Electronic Productions
Ever wondered about audio summing? Let's take a look at how it's done and some new ways you can use audio summing to spice up your music!
August 28, 2018
Comparing Your Mixes: Pros & Cons of Comparing to other Artists
If you're an engineer, you've probably begun comparing your mixes to others. There are several pros and cons to doing this. Let's examine them.
July 26, 2018
Live Mixing vs Studio Mixing: What are the Differences?
Most of our discussions have revolved around mixing in the studio setting. But what are the differences between live mixing and studio mixing?
July 24, 2018
Small Speakers: Achieving a Powerful Mix in all Devices
Making great music that just doesn't translate when played back on small speakers? Todays article has you covered on everything to consider to fix that!
June 26, 2018
Gain Staging: Understanding It’s Importance
Let's dive into the concept of gain staging, how to keep a good handle on it, and where it applies in both the digital and analogue worlds. Gain staging is essential so let's learn!
June 21, 2018
4 Simple Mixing Tricks that Go a Long Way
As you go through the motions of mixing, some subtle, unique tricks lie in wait. Let's take a look at four mixing tricks that go a long way.
May 10, 2018
Panning Instruments and Vocals: 6 Tips to Fill Out Your Mix
Panning offers one of the most powerful methods for achieving greater depth in a mix. Let's take a look at six tips for panning instruments and vocals.
April 30, 2018
Understanding Bus Compression
Mix bus compression has for me, always been something that plays a huge part in any mix. Let's find out if mix bus compression is right for you too!
April 26, 2018
Mixing in The Box: 5 Tips for Great Sounding Mixes Without the Hardware
It's entirely viable to perform the mixing process without the use of external hardware. Here are 5 tips for mixing in the box.
March 1, 2018
Vocal Compression: Why It’s So Important and How to Achieve It
Compression can be a tricky tool to master, but it's necessary to produce professional sounding songs. Let's explore why vocal compression is so important.
February 27, 2018
Mixing in Mono: How and Why You Should Be Doing This
Today's article aims to take a step back in time and reconnect us with an old but still incredibly relevant concept, mixing in mono.
January 25, 2018
Mixing Drums: 5 Tips for Mixing Drums Effectively
Mixing drums might be the most challenging aspect of mixing simply due to all the moving parts. Here we'll look at four tips for mixing drums effectively.
December 26, 2017
Doubling Vocals: How and Why to Do it?
One technique used in vocal mixing is doubling vocals. Here we'll go over what doubling vocals means, how to do it, and why it's effective.
December 14, 2017
6 Ways to Help Improve a Muddy Mix
Mud typically refers to a mix that sounds bloated, cluttered, and/or generally messy. Using the tips below, you can clean up a muddy mix in no time.
December 12, 2017
5 Mixing Techniques to Use in Your Next Mix
Try out these five mixing techniques as you go. Some of them might already be in your arsenal, but if you have yet to try any of these, now is the time.
November 16, 2017
4 Tips for Achieving a Wonderfully Warm Mix
So how do we go about getting a warm mix? Check out these four tips and see if you can’t turn up the temperature in your productions.
November 9, 2017
10 Simple Ways to Improve Your Mix
Mixing can be difficult but it should also be fun. These 10 tips to improve your mix might help make the process just a bit more manageable.
October 19, 2017
Mixing Electric Guitars: 5 Tips to Properly Mix Electric Guitars
Electric guitars are crucial for giving backbone, drive, and power to a song. Wield this power carefully. Here are five tips for mixing electric guitars.
October 12, 2017
Parallel Compression: A Guide to Powerful Mixes
Parallel compression is such a wonderful tool for adding power to your mixes. If you're not already using it, you will be by the end of this article!
October 5, 2017
Subtractive EQ and Why it is Important
I'm sure if you're reading this then you're probably familiar with EQ. But, are you familiar with the concepts of additive and subtractive EQ?
September 24, 2017
How to Achieve Greater Depth in Your Mix
We want to listen to music that takes us on a journey. Most songs with this quality have a sense of depth. Here is how to achieve greater depth in your mix.
September 21, 2017
Mixing Vocals: 4 Tips for Making Vocals Stand Out
Mixing vocals is a delicate dance. You need them to stand out while also not overpowering other song elements. Follow these three tips for mixing vocals.
September 11, 2017
How to Use Mix Automation in Your DAW
One major improvement DAWs have made since their arrival is introducing mix automation. Here's how to use mix automation in your DAW.
September 5, 2017
Mixing with EQ: How to Properly EQ a Mix
Mixing with EQ is an important and challenging element of mixing. Here are some tips on how to EQ specific instruments properly for a balanced mix.
August 30, 2017
What is Sidechain? 3 Important Sidechaining Techniques
So what is sidechaining and how can you use it? This article will give you three simple techniques to get you on your way to being a sidechain master.
August 29, 2017
How to get a Quick Rough Mix Fast
And while that is a very important part of the creative process, utilizing some of these simple tricks to get a quick rough mix.
August 21, 2017
Mixing Bass: 3 steps for perfect low-end
Mixing bass properly is more important than ever. Here are 3 steps to follow to help you achieve balance, control and weight in the low-end of your track
August 4, 2017
Mixing WIDE: Using the Stereo Field
Achieving wideness and stereo depth in your mix can be frustrating. It's by no means an easy feat. Using the stereo field to your advantage gives a mix life
August 3, 2017
How to Use Compression in Your Mixes
In this article, we discuss the use of compression and dynamics control in your mixes. The goal is to control transients and keep clarity while mixing.
July 26, 2017
7 Mixing Mistakes You Need to Avoid
Here we explain the top 7 mixing mistakes we encounter, and best of all, we will tell you how to avoid them with little effort.
July 14, 2015
5 Easy Tips For a Better Mix
Mixing can be overwhelming and when you spend too much time mixing your track you can lose focus. Here are 5 tips to create a better mix.
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