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Category Archives: Mixing

Soundtoys’ Reverb Revolution: Little Plate vs. SuperPlate

Soundtoys Reverb Revolution Little Plate vs SuperPlate

The American software company Soundtoys has thrown down the gauntlet with its first reverb plugin, Little Plate, and its successor, SuperPlate. These tools pay homage to the classic ETM 140 plate reverb and push the boundaries of what digital reverb can achieve. The Little Plate: A Digital Reverb with an Analog Soul Introduced as a […]

6 Important Differences Between Mixing and Mastering

6 Important Differences Between Mixing and Mastering

These two processes are pivotal in shaping the final sound of a song, yet their differences can sometimes seem nuanced to the uninitiated. Mixing and mastering serve distinct purposes, each contributing uniquely to the music creation process. This article aims to demystify these roles, clarifying the main differences between audio mixing and mastering and explaining […]

Mixing Vs. Mastering – Explaining The Main Differences

Mixing Vs. Mastering - Explaining The Main Differences

Mixing? Mastering? Is there even a difference? Many people, especially those just starting in audio engineering, ask themselves this question daily. I’ve heard this question countless times over my 15 years as a sound engineer from my customers, producers, and artists. And really, this question stems from two main reasons: Many do not understand the […]

The Pros and Cons of Online Mixing and Mastering Services

The Pros and Cons of Online Mixing and Mastering Services

The music industry has undergone a profound transformation in today’s digital age, with artists and producers increasingly turning to online mixing and mastering services. This shift allows musicians to have their tracks professionally processed and enhanced by skilled engineers without ever stepping foot outside their homes or studios. While the allure of convenience and accessibility […]

Mixing Guitar Tracks: Tips and Techniques

Mixing Guitar Tracks - Tips and Techniques

Mixing guitar tracks is both a science and an art. Whether you’re working with electric guitars, acoustic guitars, or a combination of both, achieving a balanced and impactful mix requires careful consideration of various factors. In this article, we’ll delve into the world of mixing guitar tracks, exploring essential tips and techniques that will help […]

How I Use Cableguys ShaperBox 3 in Mixing and Mastering

As a sound engineer, I’ve always sought tools to add more creativity and precision to my mixing and mastering workflows. That’s where Cableguys ShaperBox 3 has become a game changer for me. In this post, I’ll delve into how I use ShaperBox 3 to enhance my projects, offering creative inspiration and practical solutions to complex […]

5 Best Compressor Plugins for Vocal Parallel Compression

5 Best Compressor Plugins for Vocal Parallel Compression

Before diving into the best compressor plugins for vocal parallel compression, it’s essential to understand what parallel compression is and how it works. Parallel compression, or New York compression, is a dynamic range compression technique used in sound recording and mixing. It involves mixing an unprocessed ‘dry’ signal with a compressed version of the same […]

How To Mix Hip-Hop Vocals in FL Studio Using Stock Plugins

How To Mix Hip-Hop Vocals in FL Studio Using Stock Plugins

FL Studio, renowned for its versatility and user-friendly interface, stands as a powerful digital audio workstation (DAW) for mixing and producing various music genres, including Hip-Hop. This comprehensive guide will delve into the intricacies of mixing Hip-Hop vocals in FL Studio, focusing on using stock plugins to achieve professional-sounding results. At the end of this […]

How to Master Vocal Mixing with Waves Silk Vocal Plugin

How to Master Vocal Mixing with Waves Silk Vocal Plugin

Mixing vocals stands as an intricate art, laden with complexities unique to each vocal recording. The elusive quest to sculpt raw vocals into a balanced, seamlessly integrated mix demands meticulous attention to detail and precision. Enter Waves Silk Vocal, a groundbreaking smart EQ and dynamics processor plugin engineered to revolutionize vocal mixing, effortlessly transitioning vocals […]

Mastering Dynamics: How To Use The Waves MV2 Plugin

Waves MV2 Plugin How To Use Tutorial

In the sonic realm of audio processing, and audio mixing & mastering, the Waves MV2 plugin stands as an exceptional audio plugin, wielding capabilities beyond the traditional scope of compressors. As an experienced sound engineer, understanding the intricacies and nuances of this powerhouse plugin is key to unlocking its full potential in shaping the dynamics […]