Mixing & Mastering

  • Mixing & Mastering
    How to Null Test Your Gear: Part 1Null test preview
    Looking through equipment and any number of plugins might lead you to question what, really, is necessary and what is superfluous. In this tutorial, I'll help you make sense of it all.Read More…
  • Sound Design
    Sound Design With TyrellN6Preview
    In this tutorial, I'll demonstrate TyrellN6, a freeware instrument plug-in with several sound shaping features, for making virtual analogue synthesised sounds.Read More…
  • Ableton Live
    Using Voxengo BoogexPreview
    In this lesson we are going to use Boogex to color instrument channels in Ableton. We will use it on drums, bass, lead, pad, vocal and piano. The vocal and piano part is a separate song in the session.Read More…
  • Sound Design
    Making Sounds With ZebralettePreview
    In this lesson I will show you how to make a short music piece using the Zebralette instrument in Ableton. After listening back to the song, I found that the mood and the sounds got a bit of earlier electric breaks feel, although it wasn't a conscious decision. I will program leads, pad, bass, and fx track for the composition.Read More…
  • Ableton Live
    FL Studio vs. Ableton Live - Battle of the Audio EnginesPrev img
    In this article I will show you a rendering test with both FL Studio and Ableton Live and Suite DAWs to find out the truth about the mixing engines.Read More…
  • Mixing & Mastering
    Using Sound Plugins EffectivelyPrev image
    In this tutorial I’ll show you how to use a number of different plugins, from Variety of Sound, for mixing purposes to make your finished work really stand out. They are not only useful tools, they are free.Read More…
  • Audio
    Space is the PlaceMain image
    Introducing the Wavesfactory plug in, Trackspacer, this tutorial covers the basic functions and parameters of the program as well as demonstrate a unique application, of which there are countless.Read More…
  • Mixing & Mastering
    Converting Your Masters To MP3Soundtrackpro
    In this tutorial I'll show you how to compress your masters ready to MP3. I'll cover a few different ways that give varying degrees of success, including exporting directly out of your DAW, using sound conversion apps, and using a codec toolbox manager.Read More…
  • Mixing & Mastering
    Mastering in the BoxMasteringinboxpreview2
    I am pretty careful about the plugins I use when mastering, and keep things affordable. I thought it would be useful to show you what I use on my system when mastering in the box. I’ll show you how to master tracks using entirely in the box. I’ll use both stock and high end plug-ins.Read More…
  • Sound Design
    How to Create D# Fat from Armin and W&WPreview
    In this tutorial I'll show you how to make a rough version of the intro block of "D# Fat" by Armin van Buuren and W&W.Read More…
  • Mixing & Mastering
    How to Peak Out a RoomPeak preview
    Feedback is the bane of any audio engineer's existence. So learning how to smite it is a must for live sound. If feedback always seems to creep up on you, read on to be rid of it once and for all!Read More…
  • Mixing & Mastering
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    When mastering, you've got to find the right balance between dynamics and volume. You want your music to be up front without crushing the life out of it. In this tutorial we'll look at some tips and trips about mastering that deal with headroom, dynamics, and perceived loudness.Read More…