Panning

Panning When mixing, many elements tend to fight for centre. In most cases EQ can help make space however this may only take you so far. Try panning your elements…

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Phase start

Phase start Change the tone of your synth patches or samples by adjusting the start time (phase) of the oscillators or audio. With this technique you can get the sound…

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Plugin output level

Plugin output level When processing sounds with plugins it can be easy to end up with long plugin chains with levels all over the place.  In some scenarios you can…

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Remixing loops

Remixing loops Get the most out of your loop samples by remixing the elements. Take your time splicing the separate hits, place them on individual channels such as kick, snare,…

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Reverb tone

Reverb tone When setting up a reverb send it can be tricky to find a vibe that suits the source material. Use the inbuilt tone controls on the reverb to tailer…

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Sampling virtual instruments

Sampling virtual instruments Sampling isn’t just limited to hardware. Why not record your virtual instruments and import the waveforms into a sampler.  I like to sample the oscillator of a…

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Shelving EQ

Shelving EQ Many producers are quick to add cuts or surgical style eq edits to their sounds.  Whilst, if done well, can be crucial for a great mix other curve…

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Snare noise layer

Snare noise layer Recording or selecting a snare sample that you like the character of can be fairly straight forward however getting it to cut through the mix can be…

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Mono to stereo with delay

Mono to stereo with delay You can use a delay plugin to widen a sound. Find a stereo delay where you can adjust both left and right sides, increase wet…

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Streaming headroom

Streaming headroom Streaming sites encode music at lower quality for playback. If you don’t provide enough headroom, your music may clip and sound compressed. Find out the limitations of the…

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