Three Ways to Use an EQ That You Might Not Have Considered
We`ve written EQ tip articles before. In fact we`ve written them more than once, but this is such an important area of music production that we are back once again with some more EQ tips.
Three Ways To Shape Your Drum Sound
Drums are the backbone of most recordings, and the quality of the drum sound can make or break a track.
Three Ways To Introduce Movement Into Your Mix
Adding stereo movement to mix elements is a great way of helping your tracks to feel more dynamic. It can be used to highlight certain musical parts, and can be a great tool if a little more excitement is needed at certain points within a track.
Four Tips for Mixing With Chorus
The chorus effect sometimes gets a bad rap; people associate it with over-indulgent `80s guitar sounds and tend to steer well clear.
Four Tips for Working with Orchestral Samples
There are a huge variety of truly excellent orchestral samples currently available in this article we give you some tips on how to get the best out of your orchestral samples.
Five Tips To Help You EQ Better
We`ve said it before and we`ll say it again – EQing is the most important skill that you need to master as a mix engineer. Unfortunately, it is also one of the hardest things to get right.
Three Tips To Help You Mix Vocals
The quality of a lead vocal is absolutely fundamental to whether a track will succeed or fail. If your music features vocals in any way, you need to be able to mix this vital element with confidence.
Four tips To Troubleshoot Low End Problems
It`s no secret that the hardest thing to get right when mixing in a home studio is the low-end. Many modern music genres rely on huge but tight bass sounds, but without professionally applied acoustic treatment and high-end monitoring, it can be hard to deliver this consistently.
Four Things To Consider When Adding Reverb To Your Mix
Reverb is one of the effects that you are likely to find on pretty much any mix in almost any genre. It`s an interesting tool, because although it essentially just does one thing we can use it for a wide variety of mix tasks.
Three Tips To Help You Mix Guitars
Guitars are absolutely central to mixes across a wide range of genres, but they are notoriously difficult to mix. Mixing is about creating individual space in the frequency spectrum for each musical element.
Five Important Points To Consider When Reaching For The EQ
EQing is arguably the most important part of the mix process – and it`s also probably the hardest aspect of mixing to get right. Below, we highlight five different points that you should consider when reaching for that EQ.
Three Advanced Compression Techniques That Will Improve Your Mix
Compression is one of the key audio production tools – it will be vital to almost all mixes you do.
Three Ways to Enhance Your Mix Through Smart Use of Panning
Mixing is all about creating space. As mix engineers, we need to create individual spaces for each mix element, and we do this through use of EQ, spatial effects and of course; panning.
3 Tips For Using Delay In Your Mix
Delays are one of the mix engineer`s fundamental tools. You will almost certainly find yourself using them in one way or another in most of your mixes.
4 Ways That Automation Will Improve Your Mix
Automation is a tool that is vital to most mixes, but are you using the technique to its full potential?
How to Hear Compression: 5 Hints You Should Listen To
Over the last few weeks, we have had a number of requests from our community to discuss some techniques that will help SoundGym users to listen out for compression.
7 Frequency Zones You Must Identify
Is this mix too boomy? Too harsh? Too thin? How do we alter our EQing to fix these issues?
3 Stereo Enhancements That Will Improve Your Mix
Every producer needs to learn a few tricks that will allow him or her to manipulate the stereo width of their different mix elements
4 Ways You Can Use Pitch-Shift to Improve Your Mix
Pitch-shifting is often thought of as either a correctional tool, or a dramatic production trick, but there are many more subtle ways that you can use this process to improve your mix.
3 Ways You Can Use Reverb For Dramatic Effect
we are going to look at how we can use reverb as a creative tool, to make various elements of our mix sound more interesting, exciting or dramatic
4 Ways To Bring Your Mix To Life With Distortion
The word ‘distortion’ can call to mind screaming guitars or bit-crushed drums, but there are also many more subtle ways we can use this tool to enhance our mixes.
4 Ways That Multiband Compression Improves Your Mix
Multiband compressors are powerful tools that have many uses that you may not be aware of.
3 More Ways to Evaluate Your Mix (Part 2)
More tips about evaluating your mix. Follow these tips, and your mixes should start to improve straight away.
3 Ways To Evaluate The Quality Of Your Mix (Part 1)
How can you evaluate the quality of your mix? What can indicate that your mixes are good and what can you do to improve it?
4 Creative Ways To Use Aux Sends and Returns
In this article we are going to look at ways you can use sends and returns to improve your mixing and your workflow.
4 ways to unleash the power of Side-Chains
Side-chaining is an incredibly powerful technique that can be used both to solve mix problems and for creative purposes. Many beginner rock producers seem to be unaware of this technique entirely – and may be surprised at how useful it proves to be.
4 ways to use HP and LP filters for better mixes
High and low-pass filters are simple, but incredibly important tools. Below we give you some ideas on how to use them to improve your mixes.